27 June 2007

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200 more nurses needed for migration to Mater Dei - MUMN
Gerald Fenech
With the opening of the new Mater Dei hospital just a couple of days away, it seems that the actual migration is still in a precarious state. It appears that it will take more than a significant effort to get the new hospital, which will cost the nation over a quarter of a billion liri, up and running.

Rise in tax burden highest in Malta – Eurostat
The rise in the tax burden as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product registered the highest increase in Malta and Cyprus from the EU-27 from 1995 to 2005, according to the latest statistics released by Eurostat yesterday. READ MORE >>

Manufacturing industry is being strangled in ‘small doses’ – Edward Scicluna
Charlot Zahra
Speaking to BusinessToday in wake of last week’s redundancies from VF and Bortex, which left 650 workers jobless, Professor Edward Scicluna, an eminent economist, said that like the loss of a beloved member of the family, the loss of a big firm sends a “strong shock that reverberates throughout.


George M. Mangion
Cementing the future of Europe
It was a famous remark by UK ex-prime minister Tony Blair (a devout Christian) who compared the defeat of the European Constitution to the crumbling walls of Jericho in the biblical context. In his opinion it was the voters of France and Netherlands who were blowing trumpets around the EU city walls two years ago when they rejected the constitution. READ MORE >>

POINT OF VIEW - Tonio Fenech
Regulating retail financial services across the EU
Harnessing the huge potential and delivering benefits to EU consumers of the single market in financial services poses a formidable challenge READ MORE >>

A future for the manufacturing industry
There has tough talk in recent months manufacturing is a thing of the past and that Malta’s future lies with the ever increasing and burgeoning services industry which admittedly has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. READ MORE >>

GO… forward
Sonny Portelli, GO Group Chairman talks about the re-branding of malta’s major telecommunications company READ MORE >>

Information Technology
Dubai Internet City to showcase its strategic value at CommunicAsia 2007
Dubai Internet City (DIC), member of TECOM Investments, one of the largest ICT clusters in the world, will showcase its unique value to potential Asian partners seeking to expand to the Middle East, at CommunicAsia 2007, to be held in Singapore from June 19 to 22. READ MORE >>


Reversible inflow improves assets

GO flagship store in B’Kara officially inaugurated

Banks to arrange deferral on loans for redundant textile workers

Vodafone Malta attributes slump in subscribers to “seasonality factors

GRTU preparing to sue Enemalta


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