25 January 2006

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German supermarket chain to open in Malta
German discount supermarket chain Lidl is soon set to open a retailing operation in Malta, Business Today has learned. READ MORE >>

Rent reform white paper presented to cabinet
James Debono
Minister Dolores Cristina, the subject of criticism from the Green Party for not yet publishing a white paper on rent reform, presented a draft paper to the cabinet on 16 January, a few days before the AD chairperson lambasted government for not abiding to its own timetable Business Today can reveal.

Maltacom’s Arabian nights
Kurt Sansone
The sale of government’s 60 per cent stake in Maltacom has attracted particular interest from the Middle East, with two of the three companies that submitted their bids last week hailing from Saudi Arabia and Dubai.

Three bidders for Mater Dei tender
Major international companies IBM and Siemens, initially forming part of the six consortia short-listed by government for the Mater Dei IT tender failed to place their bid when the offer closed last week. READ MORE >>


Strategic oil prospects in the Mediterranean- George Mangion
Considering that Libya, Tunisia, Sicily and Algeria all have considerable offshore oil discoveries it is surprising how Malta lying in the midst of this oil basin can be so unlucky. READ MORE >>

Tourism: Labour’s economic ignition
The Labour Party general conference will tomorrow start debating and eventually approve a blueprint for tourism that talks of a subsidised helicopter service to Gozo, specific funds for a Gozitan tourist authority and a commitment to lower taxation on the sector. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

HP sales to leading retailers top three billion dollars

Bruce Dahlgren to lead HP’s imaging and printing group

HP at number three spot of patent holders list

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New obligations acceptable to employers

Libya paves the way for wide privatisation programme

Upbeat description of the economy by HSBC chief

Public consultation on EU patent regulations launched

GRTU appoints officials

BOV and Malta Enterprise in strategic alliance

Kick-Start: growing e-Business

Refurbished Msida branch for HSBC

HSBC simplifies home loan interest rates

Sale of premises under shared ownership scheme

New sterling equity-linked deposit account

Go mobile’s wireless office solution


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