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24 September 2003
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Car importers lament ‘dumping’ of used vehicles in Malta
By Matthew Vella
Malta’s automobile importers yesterday made an environmental case against the ‘dumping’ of second-hand cars from the Far East, which they claim are enjoying fiscal incentives and being sold at cheaper prices than first-hand cars, despite being more environmentally harmful. READ MORE >>

It’s good to be... a minister
By Kurt Sansone
Francis Zammit Dimech’s ministerial portfolio has been a varied one from infrastructure to communications, from transport to environment and now tourism. His ministerial record may not be an impeccable one, but the same cannot be said of his business acumen. READ MORE >>

Cheques on the way out
Central Bank cheques reduced by 35 per cent
In several European countries the popularity of cheques is on the wane to the extent that people can do without them for all their payments. In Malta some people do not accept anything but cash and some have never written or accepted a cheque in their life. READ MORE >>

BICAL saga ensues in Parliament
Following our sister newspaper MaltaToday’s extensive coverage on the closure of the BICAL bank in November 1972 and the consequent dissipation of its associated companies’ assets, Labour MP Joseph M Sammut earlier this week asked Finance Minister John Dalli when the final payments in connection to the BICAL arrears would be paid out. READ MORE >>

Changing times and changing investment attitudes
David Lindsay speaks to financial advisor Michael Grech, Managing Director of Michael Grech Financial Investment Services Ltd, who has seen local investors becoming more street smart in line with today’s challenging investment climate.

Education and the EU
Social Policy and Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi speaks at the launch of the EU pilot project ‘Web and Multimedia Training for Medical English’ at the Elanguest English Language School. Dr Gonzi contends that there might have been points up for argument during the EU debate, but one thing agreed upon by all is the educational advantages membership offers.


World Bank faults the rich countries

April unemployment at 5.2 per cent

Dalli returns from Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Meeting

Malta working on first national Sexual Health Policy














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