01 February 2006

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Higher passenger tax to blame for drop in Maltese travellers
Kurt Sansone
Malta International Airport is expected to register zero growth in passenger movements for 2005 as statistics clearly point towards a drastic drop in Maltese travellers in the second half of the year when the higher passenger departure tax kicked in, Business Today can reveal.

GRTU turmoil persists as three council members resign
James Debono
The Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises- GRTU is still in disarray despite President Paul Abela’s last ditch attempt to find a solution to the rift that developed between council members over the appointment of the organisation’s top officials.

Taxis reform will not lead to lower prices
James Debono
The reform unveiled last Saturday aimed at regulating the white taxi service will not bring a significant reduction in prices according to the ministry for transport.

Austin Gatt in Lisbon meeting with Bill Gates
Austin Gatt, currently in Lisbon attending Microsoft’s government leaders’ forum, will this morning be meeting the global giant’s chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates to discuss furthering the relationship between government and Microsoft. READ MORE >>


Responsible gaming - George Mangion
With the gaming industry in Malta booming, responsible regulation has become a necessity, not a luxury READ MORE >>

Missing her own deadlines - Edward P Fenech
With the Green Party publishing its first set of proposals on rent reform it’s government’s turn now to deliver READ MORE >>

The year of the businessperson
The GRTU is facing internal turmoil over accusations that the council’s top posts were manoeuvred to reflect a more government-friendly organisation.READ MORE >>

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Commission calls for more competition as government keeps taxis monopoly

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FIMbank first to be granted top status with IFC

Improved Benefits for AXA PPP healthcare policyholders

Two coins for the keel of MSC Orchestra

Manufacturing outlook registers improvement

E-government to include Oracle technology

MHRA disappointed with Ecofin outcome

BOV chairman calls for trade liberalisation in services

EU air passengers transport up 8.8 per cent in 2004


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