20 September 2006

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Land transfer at Ricasoli backdated to day government sold Maltacom
James Debono
The land at Ricasoli earmarked for SmartCity has officially been transferred from Malta Industrial Parks Ltd, a subsidiary of Malta Enterprise to the Commissioner of Land as per legal notice published by government on Friday, which transfer is backdated to 17 May 2006.

Lack of investment in research was “serious miscalculation”
Karl Stagno-Navarra
As research and innovation is key to any country’s economic success, David Spiteri Gingell, CEO at MITTS and Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology argues that rationalisation on investment in research and development throughout these last years was a “serious miscalculation by government”.

Fenech more positive on inflation than NECC chief
Despite the negative outlook of Euro changeover chief Alan Camilleri to Malta’s current aspirations to join the single currency, Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech yesterday minimised the concern about the current rate of inflation and stressed that when one looks at the statistical information, “it is evident that all we are in excess of the inflation reference value is just point three per cent”. READ MORE >>

Extent of real estate development and golf course in SmartCity undisclosed
James Debono
The government would not disclose the extent of real estate and golf development in the new SmartCity Malta project despite calls for transparency by MLP spokesperson Leo Brincat.



Extolling the merits of flat taxes by George Mangion
Flat taxes are the order of the day among the business communities in the new member states these days, and calls for tax cuts and simplification are also coming from a number of commentators in Malta following the call for discussions on the pre-budget document. READ MORE >>


I don’t feel uncomfortable
He may have addressed one of the pre-referendum national mass meetings in favour of EU membership but economist GORDON CORDINA believes that his public activism and role as policy advisor to government in recent years should not be a hindrance to his new role as director general of the National Statistics Office.READ MORE >>

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Maltacom results confirm company had stopped functioning during privatisation process

Telecoms firms to pay Lm192,500 for interception costs

Networking for young entrepreneurs

Frail iSoft depended upon NHS cash injections


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