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Free for all as retailers deviate from fixed Euro exchange rate
James Debono
The Central Bank may have set the Lira-Euro exchange rate at a fixed level upon entering ERMII but retail outlets are still not obliged to convert prices to Euro utilising the Bank’s rate, The Malta Financial and Business Times has learned.

Notaries want self-regulation enshrined in law
Julian Manduca
The Notarial Council wants self-regulation of its profession besides changes to the law that would make notaries responsible for their searches and advice as to the title to property, The Malta Financial and Business Times was told yesterday

European Parliament votes on working time directive today
Matthew Vella
The European Parliament will today vote on a revised working time directive, with the controversial ‘opt-out’ clause expected to be scrapped, that is, the right for workers and employers to opt out of the maximum 48-hour week and work beyond the limit.

Of port reform, union finances and burden sharing
If there is one thing the Secretary General of the General Workers’ Union keeps repeating is the need for everybody in this country to shoulder the burden of reform. READ MORE >>

Undeclared investments - fight or flight?
A lot has been said of late about the latest investment registration amnesty. Banks, investment brokers and advisers have been agog with the offer of free advice to would-be investors who have not yet registered their undeclared holdings in the two amnesties issued in previous years. READ MORE >>

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Women wanted as games programmers


Unions discuss referendum trade-off

Gozo Channel still making no profits – government

New editor

Devaluation jabber benefits banks and stockbrokers

Notaries will not shirk responsibility

Tonio Fenech sees good prospects for service industry in Malta

Employers’ Association against industrialist’s sick leave proposal

Air Malta carries 15 per cent more passengers in Q1 takes off

Betfair obtains licence to operate in Malta

FIMBank pays no dividend increases share capital

German-Maltese trade balance in 2004 at Eur610 million

Doctors’ association warns of brain drain


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