Opinion

Skills gaps in Financial Services

The term “skills gap” is frequently thrown about by some members of the local media as part of their criticism of ...

Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016, 11:01

Cannot afford to be smug!

The new year did not start with much which could serve as warming to economic operators’ hearts. Most of the news about ...

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016, 10:31

Economists: To be saved by outsiders?

For far too long now big chunks of the Western world have been living in a what has been described as “secular stagnation”. ...

Monday, 04 Jan 2016, 11:10

On the coming Brexit negotiations

2016 will be yet another crunch year for the European Union in its 58-year history. And the main momentum of most of the excitement ...

Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015, 11:36

ON DOING WELL.....

This blog has, over time, discussed economic topics which are either domestically or internationally focused. It is some time ...

Monday, 14 Dec 2015, 12:32

Will traditional economics do? (Again)

Traditional economics, which dominates academic and business circles in much of the Western world, depends upon at least three ...

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015, 12:20

Economics and the Immigration debate

A lot of newspaper ink has been spilled over immigration. So why write another op-ed? The reason is that the economics behind ...

Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015, 07:22

Economic approaches...and rent seeking

Most introductory textbooks on modern macroeconomics can appear as very technical reading for persons who are totally uninitated ...

Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015, 10:52

Flexing Holy muscles

In the US the nuns congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, who are also present and do great work even here in Malta, ...

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2015, 11:02

The migrants into Europe invasion

Now I know that some people will not like that word “invasion”. But I am here using it in the simple sense of the ...

Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015, 10:56

Quality rather than quantity

Would the Enron or WorldComm stories have been different if reporters had probed beyond those companies’ own news releases that ...

Wednesday, 09 Sep 2015, 09:26

The death of economists?

“Death of economists: Do they still matter, do we even listen to them?” On Tuesday 30th June this year ABC-Net, a Sydney based ...

Tuesday, 01 Sep 2015, 13:03

Salient elements of a vision

If this week’s blog is longer than usual, then blame it on two people: the editor, who’s giving me the space, and ...

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015, 08:57

Not all reports are ..............

The concept is simple. Not all Reports coming out of international organisations – and that includes such heavyweights ...

Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015, 11:51

Finance dominated capitalism...what future?

From the writings and pronouncements of various people in both the media and politics I very often note the restricted understanding ...

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015, 11:08

Local news

Pier project at St Paul's Bay completed

Thanks to an investment of over one million ...

PN on Judges

Leader of the Opposition Simon Busuttil ...

True love lasts forever

In this edition of NEWS.MT, the story of ...

Tom Cruise in Malta

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise is reported ...

Europe

NATO offers sea patrols to deter migrant ...

Nato is ready to patrol the Aegean Sea to ...

Former concentration camp guard to face trial

A former Auschwitz guard is to stand trial ...

Thousands of Syrian migrants stranded near ...

Aid agencies warn of a “desperate ...

Cameron seeking support from Poland for changes ...

Poland has said it supports aspects of David ...

World news

Clinton and Saunders clash in tv debate

Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and ...

Iron Boy saves Australia

A young Australian boy with cystic fibrosis ...

Scientists discover "gravitional waves"

Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery ...

Cruise ship battered by 30 foot waves

Passengers on board a cruise ship that ventured ...

Earlier Opinion

On flawed banking models

It is fashionable these days to talk ...

Tuesday, 04 Aug 2015, 08:48

Honesty pays....Dishonesty will come back ...

That, in a nutshell, is how I view ...

Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015, 13:04

Thinking,and acting, over a cycle

The “Government which Listens” session ...

Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015, 10:54

The other less problematic tyoes of banks

Even as the reputation of so many big ...

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015, 12:13

Financial Literacy

As chair of the Education Consultative ...

Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015, 11:14

On naive fall guys

Once again I was at the merciless end ...

Wednesday, 04 Mar 2015, 10:26

Capolinea..and beyond?

The Italians have a nice expression ...

Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015, 11:48

Fools rush in

I’ve had quite a few good laughs ...

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015, 13:14

Reminiscing ......and learning

Many in my age group remember the big ...

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015, 09:50

What the new 'enabling' will have to be about.

Economic theory holds that there are ...

Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015, 10:02

On wise playing of the cycle

Growth is continuing to cool in what ...

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014, 10:36

On Fiscal Creativity

The OECD (the international Organisation ...

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014, 09:47

The GRTU and the Banks

That there is still a lot of investor ...

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014, 12:10

The regular COLA whimpering.............

I was intrigued by the following paragraph ...

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014, 10:51

Cutting down to size

It’s really funny to see how ...

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014, 08:58