08 March 2006

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Banks to request fiscal receipts for property development
James Debono
Amendments will be presented in parliament “in the next couple of weeks” to tighten the fiscal net on the construction industry, parliamentary secretary Tonio Fenech told Business Today.

New study on surcharge - Gatt
In very animated terms, GRTU director general Vince Farrugia yesterday described the new surcharge of 67.5 per cent as a “mortal blow” and “distorting” on the market. READ MORE >>

Women-friendly tax reform planned
The government is considering a number of structural changes in the tax system to encourage female participation in the labour market aimed at ensuring that work pays for women. READ MORE >>

52% declare income of less than Lm4,200
James Debono
The majority of Maltese tax-payers in 2004, declared an income of less than Lm4,200 with a total of 74 per cent earning less than Lm6,000 a year.


A hole in the bucket - George Mangion
Government’s pension reform proposals have failed to tackle the issue of a supplementary pension, once again exposing the shaky state of public finances READ MORE >>

Pension reform: a cautious approach
It’s been 10 years in the making and finally we have a blueprint of what government intends doing about pensions. The reform announced last week is an important first step but by no means exhaustive and enough. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

HP to preserve Japanese treasures

Ascent Software to participate in CeBIT 2006

Protect your network from the inside-out


Employers against mandatory second pillar pension

Mystery fallout leads to Bencini’s resignation from CMTU

New risk survey and report for smaller businesses launched

Closing day today for rectorship contest

BOV launches new environment finance package for industry

MHRA concern over drop in winter tourists

Manufacturing sales dip in Q4 2005

BOV to pay customers who use its services

Air Malta’s profit warning

Currency in circulation amounts to Lm518 million

Manufacturers inclined to increase output


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