3 0CTOBER 2001
ISSUE NO. 205
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Editorial


The long-term impact of September 11 on local and world markets


Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!


Letters
A proposal to Mr Grioli
From Maurice Zarb Adami
Chairman, Maltacom plc



ST holds on to July forecast
By Kurt Sansone
Despite the bleak outlook of the international economy ST Microelectronics has retained the forecast it made in July this year as its benchmark

VAT inspectors pushing for compliance
By Ray Abdilla
There are some 60 VAT inspectors checking business operations around the island, but the main thrust of their duties is encouraging compliance, not solely enforcement

INTERVIEW

Reaping results in revenue collection

VAT head Joe Portelli speaks to RAY ABDILLA about the changing face of tax compliance in Malta


OPINION

Disseminating information on banking and finance

Finance minister John Dalli, addressed a Workshop on Banking and Finance held at the Foundation for International Studies, organised by the Islands and Small States Institute, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1 October, 2001

IN THE NEWS

Price Club - Italian company Novacom deal to be sealed today
Government ‘guarantee’ for Airmalta
Swissair folds up
Exotique rebuts piracy allegations in court
Monetary policy council lowers reserve requirement ratio by 1%
AFM costs Maltese tax payer Lm13 million a year
Malta in ‘theoretical’ recession
Rate of inflation up by 1 point


 

The Business Times, Network House, Vjal ir-Rihan San Gwann SGN 07 Tel: (356) 382741-3, 382745-6 | Fax: (356) 385075
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 Price Club - Italian company Novacom deal to be sealed today Government ‘guarantee’ for Airmalta VAT head Joe Portelli speaks to RAY ABDILLA about the changing face of tax compliance in Malta