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Parliament set to extend fishing zone in reply to Tunisia, Libya
Karl Schembri
Parliament yesterday kicked off the process to extend Malta’s exclusive fishing zone in reaction to Libya’s and Tunisia’s newly claimed zones which ban Maltese fishermen from their historical fishing grounds and which also have repercussions on Malta’s oil exploration efforts.

GRTU and FOI up in arms on fuel costs
James Debono
The Federation of Industry and the Chamber for Small and Medium Size Enterprises-GRTU have expressed their concern that increasing fuel costs will push inflation upwards while denting the country’s competitiveness.

Fixed Euro peg is “worst” economic advice Government could have had - Scicluna
Kurt Sansone
Government heeded the “worst” economic advice possible when it opted for a fixed peg to the Euro upon joining ERMII in April according to economics professor Edward Scicluna.

A badly advised Prime Minister
A former chairman of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development and an economics professor by profession, Edward Scicluna does not mince his words in describing the prevailing economic situation: the country is experiencing one of the longest, even if not very deep, recessions since World War II. READ MORE >>

A shining star is born in cyberspace
The liberalisation of commerce and lifting of trade barriers was a bold step to align Malta's economy towards the EU's model. The growing list of accredited professionals and consultancies is readily available to all applicant firms requesting their services. This was a positive move towards creating a professional approach aimed at kick starting a restructuring mentality. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

What do you get for a Euro?

Lap top technology

PrimeQuest servers

IBM eServer iSeries systems


G8 leaders in the spotlight

Datastream-Terranet merger “was inevitable” – CEO Keith Fearne

Labour for Malta’s fishing zone extension but questions bilateral ‘friendships’

Surcharge: six months on and no review yet

Farsons turnover up, profitability down

A short document with serious implications

On the right track

Management appointments at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc

Valletta Waterfront hosts International Wine Fair

Israeli company to buy Casinò di Venezia

Onerous bureaucracy for summer party season


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