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31 December 2003
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Economic Update

Malta may figure in Parmalat investigations
- MFSA receives no request to investigate
The international press are scrambling to investigate over 250 hundred companies related to Parmalat in an attempt to get to the bottom of a web of transactions which siphoned millions from the company. READ MORE >>

FDI flows increase 90 per cent since 1994
- Malta’s transnationals, Malta-based foreign affiliates ranked
By David Lindsay
Inward and outward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to and from Malta has increased by 90 per cent between 1994 and 2002, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has reported. READ MORE >>

Simed claims abuse and irregularities in awarding of tender
- claims INSO offer is the most expensive
By Julian Manduca
The tender for the supply of medical equipment for Mater Dei Hospital was awarded to the bidder that was the most expensive, Dutch company Simed claimed yesterday through its legal adviser Dr Joe Fenech. READ MORE >>

A year of the interview
Now with 2003 safely behind us, The Malta Financial and Business Times takes a look back and highlights a selection of interviews carried out over the year, which was by and large dominated by the business community looking forward toward Malta’s EU membership and competitiveness issues.

Financial integration: Where do we stand?
European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet speaks in Paris about the road ahead for the integration of European financial services and the private sector’s role in the changing landscape


Property market lulls following budget uncertainty

Inflation rises for first time in 20 months

Maltese-flagged fleet down 13 per cent

Business travel to Malta grows to 7.6 per cent of total

Enlargement may lead to further EU quarrels over budgets

October’s industry turnover up 16 per cent

November government debt up 18.5 per cent





















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