Opinion

Capolinea..and beyond?

The Italians have a nice expression for when one gets to a point of impasse: arrivare a capo linea. The train of evolution, or ...

Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015, 11:48

Fools rush in

I’ve had quite a few good laughs recently....about a lot of the trash that is emerging about the price of pump petrol from ...

Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015, 13:14

Reminiscing ......and learning

Many in my age group remember the big international debate (or movement) called the North-South dialogue. At some point there ...

Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015, 09:50

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

Economic theory holds that there are three main purposes which are served by government expenditure aimed at promoting self-reliance ...

Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015, 10:02

On wise playing of the cycle

Growth is continuing to cool in what many consider as one of the world’s major key drivers of demand, viz the Chinese economy. ...

Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014, 10:36

On Fiscal Creativity

The OECD (the international Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) has recently published a study which can be ...

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014, 09:47

The GRTU and the Banks

That there is still a lot of investor ignorance in our general populace is undoubted. Suffice it to see the periodical instances ...

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014, 12:10

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

I was intrigued by the following paragraph in the article by the Chamber of Comerce’s Vice-President Stefano Mallia’s ...

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014, 10:51

Cutting down to size

It’s really funny to see how the so-called “developers” ( or should they really be known as the “ruiners”?) ...

Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014, 08:58

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

Local news

Update: Search for woman swept out to sea

An AFM spokesman said that the search for ...

Malta and Portugal sign Agreement of Co-operation

Michael Farrugia, the Minister for Family ...

Tourist figures for January up on 2014

Total inbound tourist trips for January ...

Malta: Down memory lane

Valletta 1988.

Europe

Merkel's MP's backs Greece's bail-out extension

A clear majority of MPs from German Chancellor ...

Eurozone approves Greek bail-out extension

Eurozone finance ministers have approved ...

Greece preparing reforms for bail-out extension

Greece is preparing to present a list of ...

EU promises more aid for Italy

The European Commission has given a clear ...

World news

FBI arrest three IS suspects

The FBI has arrested three foreign nationals ...

Libya crisis: UN talks suspended

Libya's internationally-recognised parliament ...

Harris stripped of Australian honours

Disgraced veteran entertainer Rolf Harris ...

Egypt attacks IS targets in Libya

Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets ...

Earlier Opinion

Is the model right?

After HSBC Bank reduced its University ...

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 09:55

Some different thinking on unemployment

Along with many others in Malta who ...

Wednesday, 07 May 2014, 11:14

Turned silent.....Once again

Have you noticed? Over the past year…..so ...

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014, 12:15

On rates of pay....and unemployment

Some economists hold that pay rates ...

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014, 13:15

The hand on the steering wheel

….”Brussels forecasts ...

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014, 09:50

Let's thank our stars

I still bump into people who try to ...

Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014, 13:08

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

Even as we commemorate, and perhaps ...

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014, 12:29

On Workers and Capitalism

Loughborough University’s Maurizio ...

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014, 12:25

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

The Labour Party has now been in government ...

Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014, 09:43

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