27 April 2005

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Government to sell 20 per cent of MIA shares
Matthew Vella
Malta International Airport plc has been informed that the government of Malta has decided to offer for sale on the Malta Stock Exchange 13,530,000 Ordinary ‘A’ Shares in the company, estimated to be a further 20 per cent of the state’s slice of the airport. The transaction is envisaged to be completed before the end of 2005.

Central Bank Governor delivers stern warning
James Debono
The Central Bank yesterday announced that interest rates will be retained at their current levels but the announcement came with a stern warning by the Bank’s Governor Michael Bonello who insisted that adjustments in the country’s monetary policy are not enough to address the structural imbalances in the economy.

AG and Registrar of Companies have never asked for a company director to be disqualified
Julian Manduca
The Attorney General’s office and the Registrar of Companies have never asked for a company director in Malta to be disqualified from taking up further directorships although both are empowered to do so.

Malta’s reserves will be transferred to European Central Bank
Kurt Sansone
The reserves held by the Central Bank of Malta to back up the Lira will have to be transferred to the European Central Bank once the country joins the single currency and the Euro becomes legal tender. READ MORE >>

An ‘intelligent’ industrial revolution
Despite the general clamour that manufacturing is on the way out, Adrian Bajada, fresh at the helm of the Federation of Industry, believes this is not the case.With a hefty contribution to the country’s economic wealth, manufacturing will still play an important role in the foreseeable future but Bajada argues that the country has to do more to attract manufacturing industries with a high element of value-added.

Doing Business in Europe
Speech by Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech at the conference on investment opportunities in eastern Europe organised by Volksbank Malta Limited

Information Technology

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The NEW i-mate JAM

New Fujitsu Siemens servers

European IST Prize, applications open

Company Profile: Air Networks


Construction industry review reveals staggering increase in property prices

No open skies for Malta, too early to comment for Censu Galea

Volksbank Malta offers investors bridge into Eastern Europe

One more chance to register undeclared overseas funds

Government costs push inflation up by 0.7 per cent in two months

Angelo Xuereb laments shortage of skilled labour in construction

New managing director for HSBC fund management

Amitex gets 30,000 visitors

Telecommunications in Germany: An epicentre of advanced technology Henry J. Borg – President, German-Maltese Chamber of Commerce

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