5 SEPTEMBER 2001
ISSUE NO. 201

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Editorial


Twilight at PBS


Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!



Opinion

Malta - where standards are as old as its history

By Francis E. Farrugia, Malta Standards Authority Chairman

In this month's International Organisation for Standards' monthly bulletin, MSA Chairman Francis Farrugia wrote at length on Malta's involvement in standards - from the Neolithic times to the present day. Following are extracts from his column.



PBS could be run by 90 full timers
By Ray Abdilla
"The Public Broadcasting Services, PBS could be run by 90 full time employees. No one will be fired from PBS but something has to be done quickly, at least by the end of this year. PBS can’t continue to lose any more money."

Maltacom shares lowest in a year
Bad debt unrelated to Price Club demise
By Kurt Sansone
The publication of Maltacom’s financial statement for the first six months of the year showing a decrease in profits when compared to the same period last year, has hit the average price of Maltacom shares on the Malta Stock Exchange, which dropped to its lowest price in over a year

VFM Med Rim Fund sees birth of new process
By David Lindsay
Valletta Fund Management, jointly run by Rothschild Asset Management and Bank of Valletta, recently took its first steps in its internationalisation process by launching the Mediterranean Rim Fund
INTERVIEW

Robin Fuller

Valletta Fund Management recently launched their groundbreaking Mediterranean Rim Fund - investing in and retailing the fund in Mediterranean's emerging markets of Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Malta. Apart from boosting the regional economy as a whole and providing a good distributed yield to investors, the Fund also marks the first step in Valletta Fund Management's internationalisation process. David Lindsay learns more from Rothschild Asset Management Managing Director Robin Fuller about the initiative and Rothchild's long history with VFM.


IN THE NEWS

LAFICO deal still being polished up
HSBC's equity analysis radically restructured
Direct Credits becoming even more popular
HSBC reduces interest rates for new home
Better deal for home buyers from APS Bank
Maltacom appoints new corporate broker
Dr Cassola to visit Robin Cook

 

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Editor: Saviour Balzan
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