TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 08 April 2009

MTV Mobile to launch service in Malta soon

Charlot Zahra

Barely two months after the launch of Melita Mobile, a new mobile phone operator will be launched shortly, Business Today has learnt, bringing the number of mobile phone operators in Malta to six. >>

Air Malta subsidiary sues bankrupt Irish tour operator for €1.3m

Mobile phone tariffs among the highest in Europe - EC

Commission consults publishing SMEs on innovation barriers and new business models

Six VAT Department employees suspended from work

Money Market Report for the week ended 3 April 2009

Could interest rates in the Euro area go any lower?

Tourism – A European Perspective

Cash Flow Dilemmas

35 countries offer immunisation against Pneumococcal Disease

GlobalCapital attends international health insurance conference

Over 20 million passengers travel through Heathrow Terminal 5

Video calling at the price of voice calls with Melita Mobile

Frank Salt Real Estate holds Annual General Conference

‘HSBC in good shape to weather financial storm’ - Alan Richards

The third wave

Recent Interviews

    Lionel Lapira    
Chris Grech Michael C. Kamsky Herbert Kaufman
Duncan Barbaro Sant Alfred Farrugia Mario Galea
Cenk Kahraman Joe Gasan Joanna Drake
Jean Cali Joaquim Silva Pinto Herbert Skok
Helga Ellul Tonio Fenech Dr Firas Abouzaki
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


Confessions of a business icon

After having inherited the throne to his father’s thriving automotive and property business, Joe Gasan dabbled in so many sectors that by the 1980s, he earned a reputation as Malta’s king of start-ups. Many ambitious characters with bright business ideas were introduced to him, and if he liked them, he went ahead and formed partnerships - hence the expression used by Maltese folk when faced by unaffordable offers: ‘Who do you think I am? Joe Gasan?’ Interview by DAVID DARMANIN >>

VAT Fraud and persistent injustice
As the country awaits with bated breath to learn the details of the million euro fraud at the expense of the VAT Department, hundreds if not thousands of people who have had to pay exorbitant fines to the same tax collector or to the courts as a result of administrative neglect or failing, find themselves reliving the burning frustration experienced when they fell foul of the law >>

George M. Mangion

Reforming “Fair Value” accounting
Without any doubt the concept behind Fair value accounting does have its weaknesses and in light of the number of bankruptcies that have of late hit banks it is not a moment too soon to see whether as unfairly quoted it can be blamed for such a bad state of affairs. >>



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