Sunday Circle
Issue No. 166
3 – 9 January 2001

Where in the world to invest in 2001
Stock market investors have had a bad year, but what will 2001?

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Enhancing productivity at the Inland Revenue Department
RAY ABDILLA spoke to Inland Revenue Commissioner Adrian Chetcuti, who explained the key to the Departmentís successes.

Morale and efficiency-boosting wage 'incentivisation' for public service employees

Finance Minister John Dalli's budgetary incentive to improve job performance within the notoriously resource-unfriendly public sector will come into effect with this month's paycheque, in the form of an overall 15% increase in government expenditure for public sector salary increases. [ READ FULL ARTICLE ]

Equities rise in 2000, anxious investors left devalued
Trading on the Malta Stock Exchange this year has been interesting and varied but perhaps not quite as varied, or as interesting, as many would have hoped. [ READ FULL ARTICLE ]

Consumption taxes up 22 per cent Total Expenditure amounted to Lm630.3 million (or 87.8 per cent of the approved Estimates). Public Debt Servicing costs for the period under review went up by Lm6.0 million or 10.9 per cent. [ READ FULL ARTICLE ]

European Union promises to dominate 2001 political agenda
The European Union promises to dominate next yearís political scenario. Indeed, both political leaders have clearly indicated that the European Union will be a top priority issue. Dr Sant even went as far as to mention the issue to the President of the Republic, Prof Guido DeMarco.

Local News
Chamber of Commerce shocked over VAT incorporation
Labels move nonsensical and competition-distorting


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