15 March 2006

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Government satisfied with growth, economists wary
James Debono
Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech yesterday alluded to a reform in the tax bands, saying that current rates of economic growth as well as the reduction of the deficit will enable government to be more flexible in its fiscal policy.

Euro adoption timescale is “premature” - Alfred Sant
Looking at statistics with a different pair of glasses, Labour leader Alfred Sant does not believe the country is experiencing an economic turnaround and questions the reliability of official statistics, which he claims do not tally with the prevailing feeling among business operators. READ MORE >>

Changes to Holiday Inn brief irk bidders
Karl Schembri
Government’s changes to the Fort Cambridge development brief, to include the retention of Holiday Inn workers has angered bidders who have now been faced with an extended tendering period for the project.


Italian blockade may harm SmartCity - George Mangion
Once the data superhighway is impacted by the Italian internet blockage in Milan there is a possibility that it can slow Malta’s vital communication link to the outside world READ MORE >>

Shifting sands
He is just out of a local election round that gave his party an astounding absolute majority but it is business as usual for Labour leader Alfred Sant. Interviewed for the first time in Business Today he is quite frank about the peoples’ verdict; “People want a change.” . READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Maltanet makes it easy for users to increase download limits

Vanilla Telecoms with first broadband service over fixed wireless

GFI hosts job fair


Resources Authority opts for a ‘no comment’

Change at Globe’s insurance division

Greater risk of inconsistent implementation of financial instruments directive

Private institutions clamour for more space in higher education services

Malta Employers' Association gets new president

Response to MFSA corporate governance code “satisfactory”

Trade gap narrows in January

Agrenco’s export performance highlighted

Air Malta major campaign hits the UK

Police treating arson attack “seriously”


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