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14 January 2004
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Economic Update

Cruise liner tourism seriously threatened by EU tax protocol
- 180,000 cancellations already for 2004
By David Lindsay
The sight of cruise liners along Valletta’s Sea Passenger Terminal has these days become a very familiar one, with the lucrative sector adding substantial value to the tourism sector as well as to the pockets of Valletta shopkeepers and other cottage industries that service the booming tourism segment.READ MORE >>

Maltese Parmalat companies to report to MFSA by today
By Julian Manduca
The Malta Financial and Services Authority has written to "all Maltese companies holding a warrant or licensed to act as nominees," to ask them to report any connection with Parmalat related companies and top ranking officials. READ MORE >>

Product Malta must be brought up to scratch - Zahra
In today’s Malta Financial and Business Times’ interview (see pages 10-11), Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association president Winston J Zahra says how the ill-portents of hotel unsustainability are coming to light following warnings issued by the MHRA. READ MORE >>

Maltacom’s interim financial statement bolstered by Vodafone sale
- earnings per share nearly double to 12c3
By a staff reporter
National telecom provider Maltacom’s financial statement for the first three quarters of the year, which was released yesterday by the company, shows surging profit levels for the January-September period – at close to double those of 2002. READ MORE >>

Emergency product ‘Malta’
MATTHEW VELLA gets the low-down on brewing trouble for product ‘Malta’. Have the Maltese Islands failed to get out the doldrums of national activity? Hotelier and Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association president Winston J Zahra wishes things could be different

A new Chamber for a new, and challenging, year
Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise President Reginald Fava addresses the Chamber’s recent 155th Annual General Meeting. Following are extracts from his speech, in which he gives commerce’s insight into issues such as EU membership, the Malta Business Bureau, the challenges and opportunities for small businesses, and the state of public finances


Contracts Director fails to reply to ‘illegal’ Mater Dei re-evaluation exercise allegations

Full impact of VAT increase to be expected by February

Tourism turnaround by Q2 2004 – Zammit Dimech

HSBC Group donates GBP30,000 to Foundation for Educational Services

Malta’s per capita GDP revised to 71 per cent of EU average

Brincat asks for a more detailed investigation into VOM






















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