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Economic Update

20 FEBRUARY 2002
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Investors crying over Argentina crisis
Maltese and Gozitans invest Lm37 million in Argentina
By Kurt Sansone
The Malta Financial Services Centre would not divulge the amount of funds from Maltese and especially Gozitans, invested in crisis - hit Argentina but an estimate obtained by The Malta Financial and Business Times from sources close to the government puts the figure to the alarming tune of Lm37 million. READ MORE >>

Jersey sanctions threat may catalyse rush to repatriate funds
The government’s investment repatriation scheme could see a large influx of funds by the end of the month, with Jersey being threatened to adopt better financial transparency practices by 28 February.. READ MORE >>

Melita Cable considering moving into fixed line market
By David Lindsay
Melita Cable has a distinct vision for the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector at the beginning of next year and it hasn’t ruled out venturing into Malta’s hitherto monopolised fixed line market. READ MORE >>

No ISP code of practice
Almost seven years have elapsed since Internet's first appearance in Malta but to date Internet service providers have not yet adopted a code of practice to protect their customers despite legal obligations to do so. READ MORE >>
Joseph Spiteri
Capitalising on cable technologies
David Lindsay speaks to Joseph Spiteri, Melita Cable’s Head of Strategic Planning and Development (technology). Mr Spiteri, who has been with Melita Cable since inception, speaks about the development of cable technologies in Malta, Melita’s groundbreaking current initiatives and about technologies the company has in store for the future.

The state of tourism
Tourism Minister Michael Refalo address the launch of the new Coralia San Antonio Hotel and gives a breakdown on where the local and regional tourism sector currently stands and in what direction it is headed. Following are extracts from his speech

Valletta’s balancing act
Business drive among Mellieha entrepreneurs
Cisco regional academy launched in Malta

Fimbank registers pre-tax profit of USD$2.471 million
Suncrest reports near Lm100,000 net profit


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Editor: Saviour Balzan
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