Opinion

Is retail banking still desireable

Over the past couple of decades banks in many countries, but especially so in Western Europe, have made considerable efforts ...

Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014, 12:14

For how long?.....................

For how long must this nation of ours suffer journalists whose noses either only extend as far as their ability (or inability!) ...

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014, 13:16

Beware the Private Pension lobbyists

It is worrying to note how the pensions debate in Malta ebbs and flows with very inconsistent regularity. Whilst pundits keep ...

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014, 09:07

On Time in Russian Interllectualism

Hardly one day passes that the newslines, or the newsprint, do not feature some item about Russia and that part of the world ...

Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014, 08:56

On rising inequalities

Economic inequality across the world is rising, not falling, which is probably another way of saying that we are all living in ...

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014, 11:04

What do they really want?

I have often expressed scepticism at what some of the many lobbying bodies existing in Brussels manage to do to convince MEPs, ...

Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014, 08:36

Is the model right?

After HSBC Bank reduced its University Campus branch to agency status (opening only on a few days in every week), the rumour ...

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 09:55

Some different thinking on unemployment

Along with many others in Malta who honestly worry when unemployment figures move up, I have been doing some thinking about what ...

Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 11:14

Turned silent.....Once again

Have you noticed? Over the past year…..so it’s not because of the closer EP elections…..the EU has again ...

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014, 12:15

On rates of pay....and unemployment

Some economists hold that pay rates “at the wrong level” are the main reason for present day unemployment. The assumption ...

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014, 13:15

The hand on the steering wheel

….”Brussels forecasts more growth in next two years” – Times of Malta, Feb 26, 2014 ….”Brussels ...

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014, 09:50

Let's thank our stars

I still bump into people who try to talk me into seeing that “The stipends system needs a thorough rethinking”. My ...

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014, 13:08

The more it changes.............

Even as we commemorate, and perhaps think deeply enough about, the start of the First World War in 1914, I can’t help feeling ...

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014, 12:29

On Workers and Capitalism

Loughborough University’s Maurizio Atzeni is one of those contemporary thinkers who holds that there is a centrality of ...

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014, 12:25

Steady as she goes...........!

The Labour Party has now been in government for one out of its statutory five years plus allotment, and it’s the season ...

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014, 09:43

Local news

Health Secretary cautions on dental care

Addressing the 2014 Annual Dental Conference, ...

Malta supports cut back in gas emissions

Malta’s Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. ...

Clocks go back on Sunday

There are still a few days remaining until ...

Tourism minister meets Malta National Chefs ...

The Minister for Tourism Edward Zammit Lewis ...

Europe

UK set to restrict EU migrants seeking work

David Cameron is to set out further plans ...

Nicola Sturgeon new Scottish First Minister

Nicola Sturgeon is set to replace Alex Salmond ...

Heathrow airport to begin Ebola screening

Heathrow airport is to start screening for ...

Italy's Football president banned by UEFA

The president of the Italian football federation ...

World news

Pistorius gets five years for manslaughter

South African track star Oscar Pistorius ...

Pistorius in court for sentencing

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African ...

Pistorius still awaiting sentence for manslaughter

Pistorius, 27, could face a fine and a suspended ...

Pistorius pre-sentencing resumes

Oscar Pistorius has returned to court for ...

Earlier Opinion

Cannot really say what it's worth...but by ...

Green enthusiasm in our contemporary ...

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014, 13:06

Quoting one quarter is just not on, dear ...

This week’s blog is a reaction ...

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014, 10:43

Lower Taxes...Higher Growth? Not quite true

How often do we hear from many in ...

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 12:34

The human approach in administrative management

Contrary to what many may be inclined ...

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014, 11:53

There for the taking

To what extent do Maltese domestic ...

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014, 09:03

A new found respect for life?

Four of the six clinics which the company ...

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014, 12:03

Worth mulling over

Dear politicians, Just “listen” ...

Monday, 23 Dec 2013, 09:52

The Nirvana of Capital Adequacy

In June 1999, when a central bankers’ ...

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013, 10:23

States and the poor

The risk of course is always there. ...

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013, 11:33

Yes...to a judicious veto

There is a part, in Bruno Vespa’s ...

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2013, 12:31

Evidently Not Happy

Does “strength in numbers” ...

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013, 09:51

This years interviews

There is a lot of talent out there ...

Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013, 10:20

‘What if’ accounting

Should companies take into account ...

Friday, 25 Oct 2013, 10:58

Tribute to a real broadcaster

Reuters’ description of British ...

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013, 09:48

More on financial literacy

Walk out into the street and ask these ...

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013, 11:57