TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 19 September 2007

A ‘welcome' and a ‘warning'
Federation of Industry reacts to pre-budget document
Charlot Zahra
The Federation of Industry (FOI) has generally welcomed Government's Pre-Budget document, saying that it contains “a number of worthy initiatives” but has warned against any measures which would hinder further growth of the Maltese economy.

Broadband internet prices could go down after MCA market review – Ministry
Charlot Zahra
The price of broadband internet in Malta, which is still prohibitive for a substantial number of people due to its relative high cost when compared to the rest of the European Union (EU), is expected to go down after the MCA concludes its review of the wholesale market for broadband internet. >>

“Massive” bond issue in the offing
Speculation is rife among stockbrokers that Government may be considering a “massive” bond issue in the coming weeks primarily intended to mop up the excessive liquidity in the market ahead of the currency change-over in January next year. >>

Government opens up Venice route for low-cost airlines

BOV to host meeting of Financial Institutions Shareholders Group of the EIF

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.7%

Gecko shows ‘How to live debt free'

Gozo Express are Master Group's new Gozo distributor

Air Malta takes up Bologna route

Mepa Register of Companies causes concern


Low-cost panacea?
Low-cost airlines have been vital for the recovery of the ailing Maltese tourism industry in the past year, but Malta should not depend on a handful of these airlines, Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) President Josef Formosa-Gauci tells Charlot Zahra >>

Reduce taxes and revenues will increase
With the forthcoming budget fast approaching government would do well to take a leaf out of President Sarkozy's forward looking economic reforms. >>

Multilingualism in Europe
Languages cut to the heart of the key debates in Europe today – identity, inclusion and intercultural dialogue in Europe; competitiveness and skills for the Europe of knowledge; citizen confidence and European accountability.

Online gaming: Quo Vadis
Online gaming has seen much turbulance this year. Not surprisingly online gaming companies have faced nothing but opprobrium particularly from cross-border challenges originated by state gambling monopolies eager to stem competition. >>

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