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15 December 2004
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The Architect

The Architect – the official journal of the Kamra tal-Periti, published for the chamber by Newsworks Ltd, publishers of The Malta Financial and Business Times and MaltaToday.
This quarter’s issue boasts a new, revamped design and content.

Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!

Hard lobbying for EU funds, Malta seeing ‘positive signals’
By Matthew Vella
Latest statistics from the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, have indicated that Malta has reached 75 per cent of the EU’s average rate of gross domestic product, but a government spokesperson told The Malta Financial and Business Times yesterday that Malta is lobbying hard so as to reap as much as possible from the funding currently available, which it believes are essential to its development.

MCESD members still waiting for meeting on surcharge
No date has yet been set for a meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss the 17 per cent surcharge on utility bills after a series of investigative reports revealed that the measure was introduced to recoup costs and losses since 1999 rather then because of the rising price of crude oil. READ MORE >>

Malta to submit plans for emissions trading at last minute
By the end of the year Malta is expected to submit its national plan for emissions trading, just in time to join a global carbon dioxide emissions trading market aimed at reducing gasses which cause global warming - provided its plan is accepted by the EU Commission. READ MORE >

Industrial relations lawyer suggests government could reduce public holidays
By Julian Manduca
Advocate Andrew Borg Cardona has told The Malta Financial and Business Times the government had few options but to reduce the number of public holidays in order to implement the budget measure that would cut down the number of days leave, by those falling on weekends


Competitiveness and economic growth: R&D policies and the Lisbon Agenda
Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, speaks at the round table business conference held recently in Slovenia and addresses the pressing issue of Europe’s progress in research and development and how such activity ties in with the Lisbon Agenda

The ECB, Eurostat and the Greek numbers game
European Central Bank Executive Board member José Manuel González-Páramo speaks about the statistics scandal surrounding the Greek revelation that it has been misreporting its GDP figures and the soon to be released tenders procedures to decide who will be printing the eurozone’s banknotes


FOI rebuts Gatt on yard workers’ private sector redeployment

EU ends deficit procedures against France, Germany

IPO renaissance expected in US, but will Malta follow suit?

Shipping register ‘intact’ as Malta fights hard in Brussels

Curmi, Paris, Scicluna & Co. merges into Deloitte & Touche

Call for continued facilitation for SMEs, self employed

FOI delegation in Brussels for European Competitiveness Day

HSBC Fund Management launches income classes of shares today

October sees broad money shed Lm6.4 million

Bank of Valletta launches Eur six -year Euribor linked Callable Deposit


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