12 September 2001

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The world tobacco epidemic

Health Minister Dr Louis Deguara last weekend addressed the Euromed consultation meeting on the economic control of tobacco.

Following are extracts from his speech - in which he emphasises the need to face up to the grim reality of tobacco smoking


ECB chief to be grilled on euro rollout notes, coins

European Central Bank President Wim Duisenberg is expected to be grilled this week on preparations for the rollout of euro notes and coins, the bank's recent interest rate cut, and the budget problems of key Euro zone members


Terror grips America

Chaos in the markets followed as news filtered through major news stations that four commercial planes were hijacked and deliberately flown into chosen targets in the United States

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Terrorist attacks send shock waves through European markets
Unprecedented terror hits America
Tripartite condemnation

Has price stability gone hay wire?
By Kurt Sansone
An analysis carried out by The Malta Financial and Business Times on the change in the Retail Price Index (RPI) on a year-on-year basis reveals a rise of more than 2% for the last four months, indicating a lack of price stability in the Maltese islands when compared to criteria adopted by the European Central Bank

Price Club future bright - Victor Zammit

In a wide-ranging and candid inerview, Price Club director Victor Zammit expressed his belief that, despite the highly publicised financial difficulties encountered by the supermarket chain over recent months, the chain nevertheless has a bright future.

In fact, a Libyan delegation was in Malta last weekend to finalise its discussions on investing in the chain. Mr Zammit explained to The Malta Financial and Business Times, "This [recent negotiations] should allow the foreign company to take a fifty percent equity in the chain with our participation in the other half.

"This capital should make Priceclub supermarkets stronger than ever and I believe that the future of the chain should be brighter."


The rise, fall and resurrection of the Price Club

Price Club director Victor Zammit tells RAY ABDILLA how he regrets having been unable to involve himself in the chain's daily affairs, given his capacity as a non executive, and about how Malta's largest supermarket chain crumbled


Terrorist attacks send shock waves through European markets
Unprecedented terror hits America
Tripartite condemnation
More to gain than to lose – Walker
BoV financial management clinics for IPSE clients
Plaza Centre register 87.3% profit increase
Collective agreement with UHM signed
MHRA calls for 5% VAT to remain unchanged
Maltese IT company involved in multi-million GBP software project

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