TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Malta not immune to US recession woes
Leading economists speak about the effects of a US recession on the Maltese economy
Charlot Zahra
Economists quizzed by Business Today about the effects of a potential recession in the United States (US) on the Maltese economy were in agreement that such a recession would affect negatively various sectors of the local financial system.

EU finance ministers don't expect dramatic US impact
Ecofin commends Malta on euro changeover
David Darmanin
In the first meeting Malta attended as a Eurogroup full member yesterday, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting covered an array of economic situations currently affecting the 27-nation EU bloc. Among issues discussed were the US economic situation, Malta's Euro changeover as well as a banking system which fully allows common transaction systems across the Eurozone.

The hot potato on 2020 targets

Datatrak to write off €5.6 million in subsidiaries' investments

AD calls for the Central Bank of Malta to be given a greater public role

Smooth transition by GlobalCapital to euro

GRTU President, Director-General confirmed for another year

MIA chief addresses SeaTrade conference in Malta on the potential for Winter Cruising

HP announces new economical IT products for mid-size companies

GO to lay down a second submarine data cable between Malta and Italy

Maltapost announces share allocation policy

UHM officials take part in Digital Video Conference with US trade union expert

Annual licence fee for marine VHF radios removed as from this year

Rock plan ‘best meets objectives'


No place for venture capitalism in Malta
Ross mason heads mulesource ltd, which markets an open-source software package. Here he talks to david darmanin about venture capital, innovation and mule >>

A welcome new banking player
The opening up of a first branch of the Portuguese bank Banif in Malta is welcome news especially since the declared aim of the bank is to expand and open up 25 other branches in Malta over a five-year period. >>

Democracy for sale
As voters have gone back to their normal work routine following the Christmas holidays they are a bit weary from the incessant bombardment of pre-election promises. >>



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