18 January 2006

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Five bidders for Maltacom share sale
Kurt Sansone
Bidding for the sale of government’s 60 per cent shareholding in Maltacom comes to a close today with five companies likely to submit their offers, Business Today has learned.

Malta misses out on clubbing tourism
James Debono
The restriction on the closing times of clubs discourages foreign clubbers from visiting Malta, despite the island’s vast potential in this sector according to one top UK promoter.

Telecoms giant registers company in Malta
Malta may yet see the birth of a third mobile network player in the likes of Egyptian telecoms company Orascom, even if it is still unclear what the company’s intentions are after it registered a company in Malta on 30 December. READ MORE >>

Consumers saving less to keep up spending power
James Debono
Between 2003 and 2004, household savings took a nose- dive from Lm47.6 million to Lm12.1 million, a decrease of 75 per cent in just one year. Concurrently, disposable incomes also fell from Lm1,172 million to Lm1,165 million.


SMEs through the wringer - George Mangion
The growth in small owner-managed businesses, as well as the changing nature of employment and contractual relationships, is creating new employment. The need to be helped READ MORE >>

A spotlight on change
The hefty electricity surcharge introduced a week before the 2006 budget was presented, stole the show for Lawrence Gonzi’s tax-neutral budget and with good reason. It has placed an additional burden on households and businesses. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Significant year for Oracle Database10g

DSL internet remains leading broadband technology in Malta

Computer Society’s annual awards

HP names Andy Mattes to lead sales for technology solutions group


Parking problems return to haunt Gonzi at GRTU meeting

Allocation of BOV bonus share issue

Zero based budgeting planned for university and higher education

GAMA ‘failed to finance its project’

Clubbers could come to Malta during winter months

Global Funds Sicav holds seventh AGM

BOV sponsors trade finance conference

Emirates Skycargo offers gateway for Mediterranean trade

Flexibility and diversification drive Lifelink bonds

Frank Prime Minister speaks his mind

Majority of MEPs opposed to port services directive


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