09 November 2005

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Property market responds with first increase in prices
James Debono
As prospective property sellers are weighing the impact of the new property tax regime the market has already displayed the first signs of an anticipated increase in prices.

Banks could reduce loan facilities as government attempts to curb evasion
James Debono
Government’s budget proposal to tighten the fiscal grip on building contractors and construction tradesmen by imposing an obligation on banks to ask for fiscal receipts has received a cold reception in financial circles, with sources telling Business Today that banks could respond by reducing loan facilities.

Venture capital fund stuck at lawmaking stage
Matthew Vella
A year since Budget 2005, and the Lm900,000 venture capital fund promised in the last budget for small enterprises and industry has not been set up yet.

Budget flashback
Water and electricity rates are back on the political agenda. Slapping on a surcharge of 55 per cent the current administration is trying to fend off higher oil prices. But asking people to dig deeper into their pockets is a next to impossible task unless it is backed by adequate information. READ MORE >>

A breakthrough budget - George Mangion
Out of the wilderness we encounter a latter–day Moses who has led the people to the promised lands and defied the raging waters by miraculously providing a means of access right through the turbulent valley of deficits READ MORE >>

Enjoying the sea; a financial planner’s benchmark - Martin Scicluna
It is fair to say that the Maltese people love the sea and when thinking about financial planning, one can quite easily make an analogy with the sea, or to be more accurate with boats READ MORE >>

Information Technology

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Maintenance-free email archiving solution

Oracle pledges support for Microsoft Visual Studio

Oracle receives high marks from independent research firm


Biofuels proposal shelved for two years

GWU against privatisation that cuts jobs

Share shop driving bank’s growth

Maltapost staff lectured in time and project management

MHRA lands second Leonardo mobility programme funding

HSBC launches new version of equity linked deposit account

Dhalia promotes Malta at ‘House Hunters in the Sun’ exhibition in Dublin

Investments in Vilhena Funds over Lm75 million

Nestle Group sales reach CHF67.7 billion

MEPA recommends approval of Hilton extension on public land

Austin Gatt admits handpicking PBS news manager


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