5th DECEMBER2001
ISSUE NO. 214
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Editorial


Reforms at MDD: the final countdown


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Go Mobile edges Vodafone in price war
By Kurt Sansone
Christmas is no truce for Malta’s mobile phone companies and with the recent tariff reductions announced within days of each other by the rival companies, the consumer is the net beneficiary.

Repatriation schemes kick off
By David Lindsay
Banks in Malta are scurrying to promote new investment schemes as hundreds of Maltese decide to remove their accounts from British and Channel Island banks. The decision is thought to have been catalysed by the new budgetary concessions to those with ‘undeclared’ foreign accounts.

It’s a bold plan indeed
By Kurt Sansone
If the Marsa and Bormla shipyards restructure according to the plans laid out by the Drydocks task force in seven years’ time the companies would see their combined turnover almost double, government subsidy would go down by Lm14 million and the workforce would be more than halved.


INTERVIEW

Pulling the same rope in the workplace
Newly-appointed director general of the Malta Employers’ Association, Joe Farrugia, talks to MIRIAM DUNN about his new post and how he thinks Malta can flourish in the international market place
OPINION

The consumer’s role in a liberalised telecommunications environment
By Censu Galea – Transport and Communications Minister
The communications sector has, in recent years, witnessed significant developments in Malta. A considerable amount of legislation has been passed, notably, the Telecommunications (Regulation) Act, the Malta Communications Authority Act and more recently, the Electronic Commerce Act. A variety of subsidiary legislation has also been enacted under the Telecommunications (Regulation) Act.
IN THE NEWS

Using economic profit as a powerful company valuation tool

Liberalised telecoms bring lower tariffs, better service

Chartered Institute of Bankers rebrands itself as Institute of Financial Services

Paris meeting discusses world centre for new thinking

Microsoft Roadshow Malta focuses on IT and Business Communities

Malta Enterprise Board holds round two

Chamber welcomes policy on boathouses in the North

HSBC launches two initiatives for persons with disability

Plaza in its eighth year

 

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



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