Opinion

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

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

Green enthusiasm in our contemporary society seems to be something which ebbs and flows rather heavily. Across Europe and the ...

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014, 13:06

Quoting one quarter is just not on, dear Kirsty!

This week’s blog is a reaction to what, according to The Times’s report (Feb 15), Nationalist MP Kirsty Debono is ...

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014, 10:43

Lower Taxes...Higher Growth? Not quite true

How often do we hear from many in our capitalist classes that if governments were to reduce taxes then they would be in a position ...

Thursday, 30 Jan 2014, 12:34

The human approach in administrative management

Contrary to what many may be inclined to think the colonialist mentality lasted in the minds and approaches of Maltese employers ...

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014, 11:53

There for the taking

To what extent do Maltese domestic nonfinancial firms ever consider, or actively seek, or actually do, obtain financial services ...

Thursday, 16 Jan 2014, 09:03

A new found respect for life?

Four of the six clinics which the company Whole Women’s Health had in Texas have decided to sharply curtail abortions, ...

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014, 12:03

Worth mulling over

Dear politicians, Just “listen” to it, and mull it over it slowly, attentively, and without prejudice: “Property ...

Monday, 23 Dec 2013, 09:52

The Nirvana of Capital Adequacy

In June 1999, when a central bankers’ committee proposed revisions to the famous Basle Accord, which determined how much ...

Thursday, 19 Dec 2013, 10:23

States and the poor

The risk of course is always there. If one quotes Christ’s sayings in support of an argument or position, then your opponent ...

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013, 11:33

Local news

National Work Policy document due soon

At a meeting of the Malta Council for Economic ...

Malta's deficit falls below EU 3% threshold

Eurostat data has confirmed that Malta's ...

PM meets L-Isla family

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat visited the ...

Redtouch fone present figoli to children's ...

During the feast of Easter staff of Redtouch ...

Europe

Ukraine peace deal: US cautious

US President Barack Obama has cautiously ...

London Tube strke looms

Tube workers in London are to take five ...

Glow in the dark Dutch road

Glow in the dark road markings have been ...

EU must help Italy with migrant influx - ...

The EU must help Italy to deal with a dramatic ...

World news

Update 1 :Hundreds missing as Korean ferry ...

Rescue teams are battling bad weather conditions ...

36 die in Mexico bus crash

36 people have been killed in a bus crush ...

Man eating crocodile captured in Uganda

A 1,000kg crocodile said to have eaten four ...

Australia bracing for cyclone

The Australian state of Queensland is braced ...

Earlier Opinion

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

Don't always believe what you read in papers...or ...

Some people take numbers seriously. ...

Monday, 29 Jul 2013, 17:57

On business arrogance

There’s a new god in this country, ...

Saturday, 08 Jun 2013, 00:26

Gattopardo economics

The old adage used to go plus ca change, ...

Sunday, 26 May 2013, 14:13

Regulatory Updatedness

Teaching banking and finance regulation ...

Sunday, 19 May 2013, 21:49

Too big for our size?

I make no apologies to anyone for returning ...

Tuesday, 07 May 2013, 23:45

On the Euro's Worth

There was an interesting opinion expressed ...

Friday, 03 May 2013, 09:56

The Loupe

An anecdote doing the rounds inside ...

Thursday, 02 May 2013, 03:34

Cayman Islands , here I come

Exiting the MFSA’s building ...

Wednesday, 01 May 2013, 11:52

No tax impact on inflation rate

The European Central Bank’s Annual ...

Monday, 29 Apr 2013, 23:57