TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Maltese IT company commences trading in Malta Stock Exchange
Charlot Zahra
Maltese IT company 6pm Holdings plc started trading in the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) yesterday after successfully offering 30 per cent of its shares to the public through stock-broking firms. >>

Moody's confirms Malta's A2 sovereign credit rating, ‘positive' outlook
International rating agency Moody's has confirmed its A2 rating for Malta's long-term foreign and local currency bonds with a positive outlook, however it warned that the country's lack of flexibility and high exposure to external shocks like the oil crisis might slow down its economic growth. >>

New chief for Go's mobile operations
GO has appointed Norbert Prihoda as Chief Mobile Operations Officer he will succeed Mr Peter Gauci, who will retire. Mr Gauci held various positions in his seven-year long career with GO Mobile, including that of Director Mobile Operations. >>

Volksbank guarantees fast international payments

Thousands of liri donated by BOV to Dar Tal-Providenza

Confusing statements on property prices

ALPA says delays resulting from pilot shortage

Eco Tax refunds on 2006 packaging

Euro area annual inflation down to 1.7 percent and EU down to 1.9 percent

Time to make some music
Joe Piscopo, the managing director of Olimpus Music, talks to Bianca Caruana about and the joy of a challenge, and what it was like to run a business in the 1980s

Company announcements

Ryanair kicks off from Bremen to Malta


Potential for growth
As Malta Federation of Industry (FOI) Director-General Ray Muscat explains to Charlot Zahra, the Maltese economy has the potential to grow at a stronger rate in view of recently-announced investment projects, continuous investments in infrastructure, improvements in the educational system and effective utilisation of EU funds >>

A bi-partisan approach
The newly published Moody's report highlights that “the ramifications of a potential MLP victory for Malta's economic policies would likely be far less dramatic today than they were the last time labour took office in 1996”. >>

Insurance industry welcomes Solvency 11
It has only been a few weeks since the Draft Solvency II Framework Directive was published by the European Commission on 10th July. It lays out a new framework of capital requirements and promotes transparency and tougher risk management among insurers across European Union member states. >>


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