German discount supermarket chain Lidl is soon set to open a retailing operation in Malta, Business Today has learned.
Minister Dolores Cristina, the subject of criticism from the Green Party for not yet publishing a white paper on rent reform, presented a draft paper to the cabinet on 16 January, a few days before the AD chairperson lambasted government for not abiding to its own timetable Business Today can reveal.
The sale of government’s 60 per cent stake in Maltacom has attracted particular interest from the Middle East, with two of the three companies that submitted their bids last week hailing from Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
Major international companies IBM and Siemens, initially forming part of the six consortia short-listed by government for the Mater Dei IT tender failed to place their bid when the offer closed last week.
Considering that Libya, Tunisia, Sicily and Algeria all have considerable offshore oil discoveries it is surprising how Malta lying in the midst of this oil basin can be so unlucky. READ MORE >>
The Labour Party general conference will tomorrow start debating and eventually approve a blueprint for tourism that talks of a subsidised helicopter service to Gozo, specific funds for a Gozitan tourist authority and a commitment to lower taxation on the sector. READ MORE >>