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22 JANUARY 2003
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Tour operator margin scheme should not generate adverse effect – FATTA
By Matthew Vella
Opposition leader Alfred Sant fears EU accession would detract from Malta’s competitive edge in the tourism sector. In comments made last week during Robin Hood, broadcast on Super One TV, the Opposition leader claimed that EU accession "would introduce a new tax on tour operators who send their clients to Malta, effectively increasing their expenses by two to three per cent." READ MORE >>

The rush for Maltese property – the winners and losers
By Matthew Vella and Julian Manduca
There is little doubt that joining the EU would increase demand for property in the Maltese Islands. Come May 1 2004, and provided Malta joins the Union, businesspeople, diplomats and ordinary citizens could be looking for a place in the sun within the confines of the EU. READ MORE >>

CNI head will vote ‘No’ but movement not yet decided on referendum
By Kurt Sansone
Campaign for National Independence Chairperson Albert Leone Ganado yesterday reaffirmed the anti-EU movement does not yet have an official position on the referendum. Any boycott ordered by the Labour Party could be uncomfortable for Labour-leaning CNI members. READ MORE >>

Harnessing the credit culture through debt management
Lanstraust Malta General Manager Karl Xuereb speaks to DAVID LINDSAY about the company’s unique emergence onto the market and the services it provides to clients looking to streamline their debt management operations

Combating financial crime
Finance Minister John Dalli addresses Monday’s seminar organised by the Financial Intelligence Unit on ‘The role and responsibilities of financial intelligence units in combating money laundering’. Dalli highlights the multilateral steps taken by the government to fight financial crime and in halting the financing of international terrorism

ELECTION monitor:
PN revokes applications to cancel votes
The ‘jobs’ argument
FOI appeals to political parties not to destabilise industry

Inflation continues to fall
METCO’s Dubai Office launched to Maltese industry
Intercontinental Malta open for business
Maltacom signs agreement with Cypriot authority
Malta to participate in EU eContent programme
Overwhelming response for Chamber EU seminar
Former Maltacom heads compete with state carrier


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