10 0CTOBER 2001
ISSUE NO. 206
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Editorial


No reason to be smug


Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!


Letters

Reacting to Minister Gatt’s comments
From Angelo Xuereb

A number of reports have appeared in various sections of the press and local television referring to Minister Austin Gatt during the news conference he gave regarding the finances of Local Councils




Crisis leads to equity decline
By David Lindsay
Since the 11 September attacks on the stronghold of the western world’s economy, most equities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange have fallen in average value, perhaps reflecting – to some degree – the global investor insecurity that has set in

Nicholson’s may face a take-over
The Nicholson’s Supermarket continues to face difficulties, at Sliema, Attard and Fgura the Nicholson’s chain is losing it’s battle to stay alive. It now appears it will follow the Price Club footsteps and is encouraging a takeover

Creditors to give go-ahead for Price Club deal
By Ray Abdilla
The majority of the 200 creditors who will meet today are expected to give the go-ahead for the Price Club – Novacom deal. The Malta Financial and Business Times can confirm that the majority of the 200 creditors have overwhelmingly supported the deal


INTERVIEW

IPSE - assisting businesses in the face of the global challenge
Ray Abdilla speaks to Joe Vella Bonnici, Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for the Promotion of Small Enterprises on showing small businesses the ropes of competing in the global arena
OPINION

National Competitiveness – the way to prosperity
Last Friday the Malta Chamber of Commerce held a well-received seminar, National Competitiveness – The way to prosperity. Following are extracts from the opening address by Chamber President John E. Sullivan
IN THE NEWS

GRTU continues to oppose foreign investment for Price Club

Hold up on employees

Maastricht School of Management eyeing Malta as educational centre

Language students up 17% last year, 3.3% of total tourism

Bonnici developing trade links in China, after MDC Vienna conference

Asbestos removal in Malta

Snooker giants set to meet in Malta

Rothschild’s future uncertain in shaky financial sector



 

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Editor: Saviour Balzan
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