26 September 2001
ISSUE NO. 204
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Editorial


Emotional versus objective investing


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Opinion

A diplomatic - industrial synthesis
Economic Services Minister Josef Bonnici last week launched a pilot project aimed at promoting external trade. Prof. Bonnici shares his views on the joint effort by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Malta External Trade Corporation



Warn of impact on local economy
Financial experts urge caution following US crisis
By Miriam Dunn and Kurt Sansone
‘Don’t panic – wait and see what happens’ is the message that experts in the investment sector are relaying to concerned clients.
As is the pattern in times of global crisis, share prices in international markets plummeted in the wake of the acts of terrorism on the US, sending markets reeling worldwide

No redundancies for Air Malta despite difficulties
By Kurt Sansone

One airline company after another is announcing massive redundancies in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US, but Air Malta chief Louis Grech is still holding firm to his pledge not to lay off workers


INTERVIEW

The cutting edge of communication
It's been nearly two years since Vodafone Malta has had to deal with competition in the mobile sector. David Lindsay speaks to Vodafone Managing Director Joseph Grioli on how the market has mushroomed, consumer trends and what the company plans for the future
IN THE NEWS

Cable/satellite television battle heats up

Drydocks welcome task force news
Italian interest in Price Club chain
Wignacourt Funds SICAV holds first AGM
CD piracy still rampant
Playmobil hosts 200 French business people
EU impact studies workshops launched
Creating sustainable business
Eventful August for Portomaso


FOCUS

Government year on year debt up 11.3%
In the latest in its releases on government finance, the National Statistics Office reports that over this year’s first eight months, ordinary revenue has increased by Lm26.4 million, while total expenditure also increased by 36.6 million. Following are the full details

 

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Editor: Saviour Balzan
e-mail: editorial@networkpublications.com.mt



The Drydocks’ council yesterday expressed its satisfaction at the government’s decision to appoint a task force which will be drawing up a restructuring plan for the beleaguered ‘yard David Lindsay speaks to Vodafone Managing Director Joseph Grioli on how the market has mushroomed, consumer trends and what the company plans for the future