TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Fenech unruffled by economic crisis

While local industry players’ concern augments in the face of an economic crisis spread across the euro area, Finance Minister Tonio Fenech insists that “there is no doom and gloom - just a little bit of pressure”. >>

EU to consider Excessive Deficit Procedure against Malta

Euro zone GDP drops to 1.5 per cent in Q4

EC study pours cold water over university stipends

Melita Mobile launch leads to ‘Third-Generation’ fracas among mobile operators

Banif launches new internet service

All airlines bar Air Malta substantially reduce surcharge

Guinot’s mission to beautify

Actavis announces 2009 plans

MaltaPost holds AGM

Hans Beck, “father” of the PLAYMOBIL-figure, dies at 79

Nanny State Economics

“RegioStars Awards” for Europe’s most innovative regional projects

Recent Interviews

Joe Grima Ernest-Antoine Selliere Louise Stanton
Clayton J. Zammit David Calleja Urry Mario Balzan Demajo
Marco Frik George Bonello Dupuis Michael Pace Ross
Lisa Grech Tonio Depasquale Joe Grech
Isabelle Debattista Philip Fenech Alex Spiteri Gingell
John Farrugia

Alan Camilleri

Daniel Marks
Joseph Xuereb Paul Pisani Mario De Marco
Stephen Wright Kevin De Cesare Liz Barbaro Sant
Vince Caruana Peter Gauci Ian Ellis


Tonio Fenech’s ‘no crisis’ policy

It may very well be that Finance Minister Tonio Fenech is following a strict vote of silence on the harsh economic realities being faced by the local industry. Albeit tacit, he affronts the situation with unparalleled confidence and optimism. But is this approach really leaving its desired effect onto the industry? Should we buy it? Interview by DAVID DARMANIN >>

No need to paint it black, just get real
We may not have all the information needed to ascertain whether the economic prospects for Malta are bad or worse. What we have so far is a series of contrasting information pointing at one side or the other like the needle of scales gone mad.>>

George M. Mangion

Satyam School of Scandal
Reading the financial press of late one is inundated with doom and gloom about the global recession and its effect on rising unemployment, reduced demand for consumer products and a hostile banking fraternity.>>

Mark Lamb
The magnificent G7





Download the front page of Business Today in PDF format

18 February 2009

Collaborating partners:

Malta Today



Copyright © MediaToday Co. Ltd, Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann SGN 07, Malta, Europe Tel. ++356 21382741, Fax: ++356 21385075
Managing Editor: Saviour Balzan