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15 JANUARY 2003
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Economic Update
Leo Brincat favours VAT retention despite personal reservations
By Kurt Sansone
Labour Party finance spokesperson Leo Brincat may harbour reservations about VAT but it was a core group chaired by him that suggested the MLP national executive adopt a motion to retain the taxation system. READ MORE >>

Retailers relieved VAT is here to stay
By Ray Abdilla
Dr Alfred Sant's decision that a new Labour government will be retaining VAT was hailed as good news for the majority of the business community - especially small businesses in the computing, ironmongery and stationery sectors. READ MORE >>

MHRA head to abstain from council’s EU vote
By Matthew Vella
Following his appearance at the PN General Council where he expressed his personal opinion on EU membership, Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association President Winston J Zahra said he would abstain from voting in the council meeting that would be shortly deciding the MHRA’s stand on the Malta’s EU bid. READ MORE >>

An InterContinental for Malta
On Saturday InterContinental Malta will become the latest entrant into Malta’s five-star hotel sector. As Malta’s largest hotel in the sector, the InterContinental Malta will be applying a great deal of focus on conference and incentive tourism, an area in which Director of Sales and Marketing Rolf Hebbel tells David Lindsay the hotel is not necessarily competing with other local hotels but with other Mediterranean destinations.

Exploiting opportunities to the full
Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami on Saturday launched the newly set-up Lufthansa Technik Malta, which he describes as a cause for optimism. Fenech Adami also stresses that an exciting future beckons and that Malta must prepare effectively, with a mix of vision and action, to exploit new opportunities to the full

Alfred Mifsud, Lino Spiteri support MLP’s VAT decision
Innovative payment terms lead to sales boom at Tigné Point
OHSA concerned about CO inhalation on workplace
HSBC’S Lifestyle Single Premium Plan a hit with cautious investors
Lufthansa chooses Malta for its high level of competitiveness
MIA activity pulls out of two-year slump
Globe launches Income and Capital Guaranteed Product
Sea Malta assisting local industry to enhance services


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