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Issue No. 157  
1–7 November 2000
. Interview
with
David Thake


Opinion
By John Dalli
Transparency, accountability and a level playing field at the Exchange

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Editorial
Missing the wood for the trees
Why Tony Zarb should resign


Opinion

The ETC and the EU
By Eddie Fenech Adami

A healthy work environment for a healthy economy!
Making working conditions safe and healthy ≠ the raison d' Ítre of occupational health ≠ is in the interests of workers, employers and governments, as well as the public at large. Seemingly obvious and simple, this idea has not yet gained sufficient recognition in the Maltese workplace writes Nicolette Cassar

Transparency, accountability and a level playing field at the Exchange
By John Dalli

Foreign Focus
Microsoft and Murdoch in talks on Sky Global stake
Microsoft is in discussions with Rupert Murdoch about taking a substantial minority stake in Sky Global, the new digital television company to be spun off from News Corporation, in a deal that could be worth as much as $1bn (Lm465 million)






It is admittedly difficult to gauge the number of vacancies in IT, although trends appear to indicate that opportunities in this mushrooming sector are being taken up, a spokesman for the Employment and Training Corporation's Labour Market Research section said. READ FULL ARTICLE





Bank of Valletta announced yesterday that for the financial year ending 30 September 2000 the Group registered a record pretax profit of Lm17.8 million. This outstanding result represents an increase of 11.3% over the pretax profit of Lm15.8 million registered in September 1999. Shareholders' funds increased by Lm13.1 million or 15.8% and amount to Lm96.0 million. Group Net Asset value per share is Lm2.08 (September 1999 Lm1.79). The Board of Directors is proposing a gross dividend of 9 cents.
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Editorial
Missing the wood for the trees
Why Tony Zarb should resign
The Expo comes to a close

Local News


Performance Audit performed at VAT Department Inspectorate Unit

MITTS playing active role in e-government development

International Land Surveyors conference held in Malta

Hiccups in short message launch

Shareholder information difficult to obtain, admits MFSC chairman

Interview

David Thake
New Economy ≠ same old monopolies
Waldonet General Manager and Chamber of Commerce spokesperson for Internet Service Providers

David Lindsay spoke to Mr Thake about the truths and the fallacies of the telecommunications liberalisation plan and on the way forward toward a free and open market



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