04 January 2006

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Survey reveals gloomy prospects for New Year
James Debono
Prospects for an economic turnaround in 2006 are dim, according to respondents in MediaToday’s end of year survey.

A country’s litmus test
On paper, 2006 holds no major surprises or events that could galvanise the country, apart from the brief one-month interlude when football lovers will be glued to their TV sets watching the world cup, unless pay-TV rights will not make it mission impossible for viewers. READ MORE >>

New Year without sparks sees economy under pressure
Karl Schembri
With no apparent sparking controversies compared to the January last year, when the failed social pact and the public holidays cut were dominating politics and the economy, government will be starting the year 2006 on a calmer note although the economy is still subject to a lot of pressures that are visible to all.

Deficit down to Lm93.4m in November
The shortfall between recurrent revenue and total expenditure during the January to November period in 2005 amounted to Lm93.4 million, against the Lm129.1 million a year ago. READ MORE >>


More cheers from an oil rich 2006 - George Mangion
Although drilling for oil in territorial waters has had its ups and downs, many contend that we cannot count on immediate success that oil can be discovered in commercial quantities, but prospects for 2006 seem brighter READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Scaled-up performance

Oracle to partner with IBM to develop applications on AIX operating systems

Royal visit for Dedicated Micros

HP to eliminate brominated flame retardants


Air Malta taps Italian domestic market

Emirates set to start second Japanese route

Euro changeover makes bad money obsolete

New Star launches Euro high yield fund

New fleet of trucks and trailers


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