Sunday Circle
Issue No. 186
23 - 30 May 2001

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No room for moodiness with Moody
Pension reform, when?

Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!

Central Bank reviews the year’s first quarter
The Central Bank of Malta last week published its review of this year’s first quarter, which analyses economic and financial developments in Malta and abroad during the final three months of the year 2000. The Review also includes a summary of the results of the latest Business Perceptions Survey conducted by the Bank.

Promoting trade with Malta – a METCO perspective

Local News

Solution in sight for Price Club turmoil
Following the problems that have hit the supermarket sector lately, a solution finally appears to be in sight, at least for the Price Club chain, with the chain’s directors pumping fresh capital into the enterprise while further fresh capital from a local investor is also expected

Furniture makers upbeat about challenges ahead
Furniture manufacturers, who will shortly have to contend with the removal of import levies and increased foreign competition, have come together to face up to the challenges

Productivity benchmarks for agencies non-existent
There are no agreed benchmarks as yet to calculate the levels of productivity and efficiency of government corporations and agencies, even though government is insisting that wage rises be linked to increased productivity

MSE equities see 12 month heavy decline
All the equities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, with the exception of Simonds Farsons Cisk, have seen, in most cases, drastic falls in their share prices over the last year.

Butchers question motives behind meat selection procedures
Butchers are questioning whether there is a case of double standards being adopted at the abattoir in the policy of meat selection

Incubation project for fledgling businesses
New entrepreneurs will soon receive much-needed assistance in the form of a business incubation project. The Kordin Business Incubation Centre, located in the spacious premises in a former factory on the Corradino Industrial Estate, is planned to go into operation in the early summer

METCO awards Maltese exporters for achievements
The Malta External Trade Organisation last week presented its awards for exporters of the year.

IoD attracts over 100 delegates
The Institute of Directors (IoD) Corporate Goverance Workshop to be conducted by Peter Barrett from IoD Hong Kong on 29 May has attracted over 100 delegates necessitating a change of venue to the Corinthia Attard.


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