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Zarb sticks to his guns as GWU president accepts termination benefit
James Debono
The 12 Interprint employees who until yesterday were resisting government’s offer to receive termination benefits in order to press their case for alternative employment have finally accepted the generous payment, The Malta Financial and Business Times has learnt.

Ryanair promise two million tourists in three years
Michaela Muscat
Ryanair, the low-cost airline carrier, is promising to deliver two million tourists in the next three years, in return for a discounted rate at the Malta International Airport.
But Minister for Tourism Francis Zammit Dimech has said the claim “needs to be verified in an objective manner.”

Economist disputes NSO statistics
James Debono
Economist Prof. Edward Scicluna disputes a claim made by the National Statistics Office that in the second quarter of this year “there were increases in output across all sectors” insisting that most of these increases were offset by inflation


The educonomy
A pioneer in the teaching of computer science and IT, Charles Theuma, principal at the St Martin’s Institute of Information Technology, believes education could be the next big service industry for Malta. READ MORE >>

A flat Holy Grail - George Mangion
The success of implementing a single tax rate in the accession countries has spurned others to look again and seriously evaluate its merits. Some fiscal consultants have hailed this quiet revolution as a mile stone in unseating fiendishly complex tax laws. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

EC regulation 'could stifle' net

Oracle and IBM team up to certify WebSphere

Eco-friendly station on the air


Malta regresses in UN human development index

A question of militancy?

European 2000 Airlines is Malta’s third registered airline

Fewer passengers cross the channel

Sant lashes Gonzi with 20 of the best

Economic lull hangs over German impasse

Volksbank announces good results for first half year

Central Bank’s operational framework aligned closer to that of the Eurosystem



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