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12 January 2005

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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.

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The country has no crisis – Prime Minister
By Kurt Sansone
Despite a massive protest by all but one of the country’s unions on Monday against Government’s budget measure to curb public holidays and in the face of widespread concern that living standards are sliding, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi still believes the country does not have a crisis...

Minister reconsidering eco-contribution on computers and accessories
By Julian Manduca
The importers of computers and computer accessories present the latest challenge to George Pullicino’s eco-contribution rates introduced on the last day of 2004.

Social partners to meet Tonio Fenech today
By Kurt Sansone
The social partners will this morning meet Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech in what appears to be a last ditch attempt to resolve the impasse created by Government’s decision to forge ahead with plans to curb the number of public holidays to boost competitiveness.

Bank savings, private sector loans on the increase
By David Lindsay
Despite the fact that bank deposits across Malta had remained stable between October and November of last year at Lm1.111 billion, according to figures released by the Central Bank of Malta this week, the year on year growth in Maltese savings shot up by 7.9 per cent, meaning that Maltese have added Lm81.3 million to their savings over the span of a single year.

The euro: looking back, looking ahead
European Central Bank Executive Board Member Prof. José Manuel González-Páramo addresses the Second Annual Euro Fixed Income Market Forum held in Paris last month and shares some reflections and prospects for the eur

A year of the interview
Over the course of the year, The Malta Financial and Business Times, brings its readers interviews with opinion makers from the widest possible sectoral range, with a view to providing them with an insight into a broad variety of businesses. From tourism to trade unionism, from politics to innovative management and from IT to agriculture, here’s our pick of extracts from 2004.


Plastic bags still subject to higher eco-contribution rate

Air Malta sees four per cent increase in 2004 passenger traffic

NAO reveals grave shortcomings in public financial control for 2003

Cheap airfares remain subject to first-come-first-served basis

Government to create venture capital incentives - Gatt


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