TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 13 May 2009

MFCC changes hands

Sign It Ltd increase shareholding, let in new partners

David Darmanin

The Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) held its first board meeting under new ownership yesterday, this newspaper can confirm. >>

Ministry waits for AG decision to appeal on VAT interest case

Reclassification of Shipyards leads to increase in company value

ECB lowers rates, local banks protect deposits

Is restarting the Excessive Deficit Procedure justified?

Tourism and the European Union

Networking together to ensure success in Europe

Vodafone Malta and RIM launch the BlackBerry Storm smartphone in Malta

Mediterranean Bank Network at the WSBI conference in Barcelona

Suncrest Hotel wins German TV viewers award

Liquigas Malta and Gasco Energy appoint CFO

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Recession? Bring it on

In the local property business, Chris Grech was the first to come up with the standard remuneration model and inspection rights for property consultants. His guidelines have nowadays become standard practice in almost every estate agency on the island. Coming back to Malta from the US in the 1980s, Grech gives the property business a go and sets up Dhalia. His decision pays off and how. But how is he dealing with the dreaded recession at this moment in time? Interview by DAVID DARMANIN >>

Building a bridge between tourism and property
Despite Malta’s southern, laid back approach to life, businessmen on this island are blessed with operating in a small enough network to collectively respond to changing market forces swiftly and with incredible verve. >>

George M. Mangion

The silver lining
The editorial of last Saturday edition of the Times of Malta felt rather smug about the economic situation in Malta. It gleefully stated that the island may have not been hit as hard as other countries by the economic downturn. >>



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