25 JULY 2001
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 Editorial

The stark reality about equities

The ‘China factor’



Comments:
On Albert Mizzi and Price Club
From Alec A. Mizzi , Alf. Mizzi & Sons (Marketing) Ltd, Marsa


Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!




Interview
Louis Naudi
Getting to the roots of Malta’s agriculture problems

Co-ordinator of the Malta Agriculture Lobby, Louis Naudi, speaks to MIRIAM DUNN about the way forward for this fragile sector and calls for a united front to help it overcome the hurdles it faces, irrespective of EU membership

Focus
Price Club quo vadis?

Both Leo Brincat and Vince Farrugia tend to agree that Government need not intervene in the Price Club issue and they also give their views on a foreign take-over.

Opinion
Salient features of the Business Promotion Act
In the first of a two part series, Dr Conrad Portanier provides an insightful look at the Business Promotions Act, designed to boost investment in Malta through a number of specifically designed schemes and incentives




The President of the People’s Republic of China during his second day in Malta which he described as a pearl in the Mediterranean
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Photo Paul Blandford

Australian Pancon awarded two offshore oil exploration permits
Area contains ‘look-alike’ prospects of billio2n-barrel discoveries
Australian petroleum exploration company Pancontinental Oil & Gas NL (Pancon), announced on Monday that it had executed an Exploration Study Agreement (ESA) with the Maltese government for two offshore permits totalling approximately 14,800 square kilometres just south west of Malta

Advisory council to be launched
An advisory council to the Malta Enterprise Board will be meeting for the first time this Saturday

International call for tenders for WTC
The government will be issuing an international call for tenders for the running and construction of a World Trade Centre, after the government had successfully applied for a licence from the World Trade Centres Association

The cost of getting connected
Statistics released by the National Statistics Office show consumption trends moving towards IT related services and products and this change in lifestyle is costing consumers an average of Lm50 a month

Low productivity underlined in government performance audit
The Auditor General, Mr Joseph G. Galea, has submitted the Report "Performance Audit – Countryside Section" to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Polish workers did not surface because of Shipbuilding welders’ refusal – Tony Zarb
The controversy over the refusal of 16 Malta Shipbuilding welders to work on a Scandinavian-owned ship in the Drydocks and the subsequent importation of Polish workers to do the job, deepened yesterday with GWU secretary general Tony Zarb rebutting allegations that surfaced in the press

BoV receives varied, enthusiastic response to EUR100m syndicated loan
nvestors from across the globe have scrambled to take up Bank of Valletta’s offer for a EUR100 million syndicated loan. The lenders, which total no less than 24, range from 11 countries

VFM to launch Mediterranean Rim Fund
During a press conference at the Hilton Malta, Joseph FX Zahra, Chairman of Valletta Fund Management announced that in the coming days the company will be launching a new fund investing in the Mediterranean region, the La Valette Mediterranean Rim Fund

November deadline for final change of local telephone numbers
The new numbering system will be officially implemented on 1 November 2001 with a parallel, running period of six months after the launch date, during which time the old numbers will remain operational

Half-year government finance
- Lm54.5m revenue-expenditure shortfall, both on the rise
The National Statistics Office reports that a smaller contribution to the sinking fund, a fund accumulated to pay off public debt, in respect to local and foreign loans saw a shortfall between ordinary revenue and total expenditure during the first half of the year. The shortfall amounted to Lm54.5 million a figure considerably up from a comparable shortfall of Lm39 million registered during the same period last year

MIDI to call for proposals for historical cultural project content
MIDI Chairman Albert Mizzi last week spoke to journalists being shown around Fort Tigne’ in the third information session held on site over the last seven months

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Editor: Saviour Balzan
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Interview with Chris Grech Interview with Edwin Vassallo RICHARD WALLACE DAVID LINDSAY SPEAKS TO BARCLAYS MALTA GROUP REPRESENTATIVE AND GENERAL MANAGER, RICHARD WALLACE, ON ITS NEW INVESTMENT ARM AND HOW IT HAS PROVIDED ITS MALTESE CLIENTS WITH A SEAMLESS SERVICE Co-ordinator of the Malta Agriculture Lobby, Louis Naudi, speaks to MIRIAM DUNN about the way forward for this fragile sector and calls for a united front to help it overcome the hurdles it faces, irrespective of EU membership. Interview with Louis Naudi The controversy over the refusal of 16 Malta Shipbuilding welders to work on a Scandinavian-owned ship