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17 September 2003
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Storm damage a catalyst for higher insurance premiums
- certain factories saw workforce depleted to 25 per cent due to storm
By Matthew Vella
Insurance companies speaking to The Malta Financial and Business Times yesterday said the scale of damages from Monday’s storm which would be recorded by the end of the week, in terms of motor insurance claims could possibly one of the highest yet.READ MORE >>

EU, US blamed for failure of trade talks
- Malta favoured negotiations on Singapore issues
By Julian Manduca
The European Union and the United States drove the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks here to collapse as they refused to give real concessions to a bloc of developing countries, members of civil society have claimed. READ MORE >>

Dalli joins Commonwealth finance ministers in Brunei for annual talks
- high level conference to focus on delivering basic services to the poor
By David Lindsay
Maltese Finance Minister John Dalli yesterday joined more than 50 fellow Commonwealth finance ministers in Brunei under heavy security surveillance for the 37th Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting. READ MORE >>

Storm brought Malta to verge of a national emergency
By Kurt Sansone
Monday’s torrential rain created floods of a different kind at the Civil Protection headquarters with emergency phone calls pouring in by the minute. READ MORE >>

Creating syntheses between banking and stockbroking
David Lindsay speaks to Bank of Valletta Stockbrokers Ltd’s Franco Xuereb about BOVSL’s scope of activities, its success in tapping investment potential, investor outlook and the subsidiary’s future prospects

Changing fortunes: financing world growth
European Central Bank President Dr Willem F. Duisenberg addresses the 2003 Spruce Meadows Round Table in Calgary, Canada. Dr Duisenberg speaks on the issue of future challenges in microeconomic policies and structural reforms in particular economic areas of the world


Austrian banking group opens shop in Malta, targets niche market

HSBC wins The Banker’s Best Bank of the Year Award

Sweden delivers latest rebuke to Europe's currency

Manufacturing sales up 3.1 per cent














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