14 NOVEMBER 2001
ISSUE NO. 211
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Editorial


When standing firm is not the answer


Search Malta - Gozo and Comino too!





Malta well on track for 2002 EU deadline
By Kurt Sansone
Malta registers good progress but more has to be done in enforcement, problems still pending in environment and agriculture

Factoring would not lessen need for good debt collection – HSBC, Malta chief
By Miriam Dunn
HSBC will explore the possibility next year of offering a factoring service to suppliers in the wake of the Price Club supermarket crash, but the provision of such a facility would in no way lessen the need for traders to keep on top of their creditors, according to Tom Robson, chief executive officer of HSBC, Malta

Labour grooming new middle class image
Kurt Sansone analyses Alfred Sant’s mass meeting speech and concludes that the Labour Party is reaching out to middle class Malta


INTERVIEW

John Attard Montalto
If a major investor is setting his sights on Malta, are we doing everything possible to encourage him, or are we simply putting up hurdles that act as a disincentive? Shadow minister for Industry John Attard Montalto talks to Ray Abdilla on this and other issues
OPINION

The important role of small countries in global trade
Economic Services Minister Josef Bonnici addressed the World Trade Organisation’s Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar on Monday. Following are extracts from his address, in which he emphasises the need for further developed trade links for services-oriented economies such as Malta’s
IN THE NEWS

Budget proposals start to roll in
Shareholders Association deplores deal
Vassallo highlights new trading licenses bill
Money Market Report 5-9 November
Mallia-Milanes seeks new pastures

 

 

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



John Attard Montalto