October 20, 2020

Economic and financial outlook Government has launched Budget 2021 with the theme “Strongly Moving Forward” covering a total expenditure of over €5,700 million. In its economic analysis, Government is anticipating a drop in 7.4% in the GDP, rebounding by 6.4% in nominal terms in 2021. The main areas of growth are expected to be mainly […]

August 21, 2020

21 August 2020   We wish to inform our members that the Chamber has today written to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance to voice its serious concerns about matters concerning COVID-19 and the safety of members of the legal profession.  The main points raised in our communication are: Assurance on remedial action taken […]

July 18, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS  Former PM cleared of breach in Code of Ethics in Dubai trip  Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s trip to Dubai late last year was not considered to have breached the Code of Ethics by the Standards Commissioner George Hyzler. The Standards Commissioner investigated a complaint by PD leader Timothy Alden and PN […]

July 17, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Tense day in Court in Daphne Caruana Galizia case compilation A convulted day at the Law Courts dominated the news streams on Thursday, with the continuation of the compilation of evidence against Yorgen Fenech, the alleged mastermind in the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Fenech’s defence team asked Melvin Theuma, the self-confessed […]

July 16, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Politics: Reactions to vote of no-confidence in PN Leader Adrian Delia Reactions continued to flow after the second vote of confidence lost by PN Leader Adrian Delia during Tuesday’s late-night Executive Committee session. The strongest reaction came from former PN stalwart Louis Galea, who had been appointed by Delia himself to steer […]

July 15, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Politics: Opposition Leader refuses to resign after another vote of no confidence PN and Opposition Leader Adrian Delia lost a second vote of confidence in eight days as 47 executive committee members of the Nationalist Party voted against him yesterday. Thirty-five voted in his favour while one abstained. The 84 members present […]

July 14, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Politics: President George Vella refuses to move Adrian Delia, PN Executive to meet tonight  A PN Executive meeting is scheduled this evening at Dar Centrali, fresh from yesterday’s developments. After almost three days, President George Vella yesterday afternoon broke his silence through a lengthy statement in which he announced that following constitutional advice, […]

July 11, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Fitch Rating Re-Affirmed at A, stable Timesofmalta.com reports that credit rating agency Fitch has maintained Malta’s rating at A, but forecasting a contraction of 6.9% this year, that’s 1% more than its April review. This discrepancy is attributed to declining exports. Nevertheless, Fitch expects only a slow recovery in 2H20 and for […]

July 9, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS Update by Ministry of Health The Health Department reported that one new, sporadic and asymptomatic case of coronavirus was identified in the past 24 hours. With two persons recovering during the same time frame, the number of active persons has gone down to nine. #MALTA-24: LOCAL NEWS  Illum While Malta is no […]

July 8, 2020

  LOCAL NEWS  Update by Ministry of Health Malta registered no new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health said. As one person recovered during the same time frame, the number of cases has gone down to 10. The Department also said that of these ten patients, only three are […]