29 November 2006

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Tourism creating just 9,100 full-time jobs
The other 9,000 are all part-time jobs
James Debono
Part-timers account for a massive 49.5% of all jobs in hotels, restaurants and catering establishments, according to statistics presented in parliament, with 31% of the entire part-time cohort not even having an additional full-time job.

NECC calls on banks to drop euro conversion charges
Karl Stagno-Navarra
The National Euro Changeover Committee is urging all local banks to actively pursue a proposal to slash administrative charges to retailers while depositing Euro and converting the currency into Maltese Lira, as from next January.

Air Malta does not repair planes – Austin Gatt
Matthew Vella
Investments Minister Austin Gatt yesterday said Air Malta’s central function was not that of repairing airliners or taking out more cash from its limited resources to invest it in “activities which did not help it improve its service or make it more profitable” – referring to criticism from Labour MP Charles Mangion, who commented on the recent expansion of Lufthansa Technik’s base at the Malta International Airpot.



George M. Mangion
The eventual conversion to the euro means there will be a mad rush to acquire property, works of art, cars and jewellery. A mini-boom is expected in 2007 and speculators are ready for the big-bang effect. READ MORE >>

Playing the same ball game
The abuse of free movement of goods is hurting the business community READ MORE >>

Oil pouring in
Gulf money is pouring into Malta – and it’s not just in the aspiring internet village of Smartcity in Ricasoli. READ MORE >>


Aiding jobseekers and employers
Only recently the estimates of the Employment and Training Corporation were approved by Parliament. In an interview with Business Today, SUE VELLA, Chief Executive Officer at the ETC, explains how the momentum has increased constantly since the months before EU membership which has brought about new services, innovative schemes and improved procedures at ETC. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Shireburn Retail Solutions at MIA

More interoperability needed to boost European ICT industry competitiveness


No fair hearing from MCA on predatory pricing allegations

MIMCOL incorporates Malta Venture Capital plc

MEPA auditor questions chairman’s meetings with applicants

WWF, Maltese fishermen bemoan “disaster” in the Med

Europe increases duty free allowances for non-EU travel

Falling by the wayside

Marina investment becoming a “great opportunity”

Polish oil giant Orlen registers Malta companies

GRTU takes step back from sex business


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