TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Government analysing other areas for wind farms – Tonio Fenech
David Darmanin
Reacting to a 90-minute speech on “Healthy Enterprise and a Dynamic Economy”, delivered by Minister for Finance Tonio Fenech at a business breakfast Friday, members of the business community brought up the issue of alternative energy, outlining that government’s propositions to install an offshore wind-farm may after all result unpractical. >>

Economists differ on Social Pact
FOI’s proposal “preposterous” – Edward Scicluna
Charlot Zahra
Senior economists approached by Business Today had different opinions on whether a social pact would be effective to improve the country’s competitiveness, as suggested by Central Bank Governor Michael C Bonello last month at a business breakfast. >

PM to control expenditure by monitoring public offices
In his opening speech at a seminar held on public internal financial control (PIFC) yesterday, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi gave out details on how government plans to strengthen transparency by creating control mechanisms at public offices. >>

Michael Falzon pledges to work on ST situation if elected

Honeymoon for school suppliers may soon be over

Ambitious plans for RS2

Transparency discussed in MEP’s final speech

Industrial Tribunal Report launched

Negotiations on Euro 2008 media rights in Malta still going on - UEFA

VAT on Diesel should be reduced – Victor Carachi

One EU, one market

Airbus warns of more delays for A380

Write-down woes for French banks

Shanghai shares fall after quake

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