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29 October 2003
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Economic Update

Drydocks’ golden handshake scheme criticised
- Drydocks, Government should have integrated workers into private sector
By Matthew Vella
The dismantling and subsequent restructuring of the Malta Drydocks and its sister ‘yards into two unlikely siblings – the Malta Shipyards Ltd (MSL), and the Industrial Projects and Services Ltd (IPSL) – has not won over the employers of the private sectors. READ MORE >>

Mixed feelings on Gatt’s harsh PBS remarks
By Kurt Sansone
If the ‘reform-or-bust’ statements made by Minister Austin Gatt have created a state of unease among PBS employees and independent TV producers, not the same can be said of advertising agencies. READ MORE >>

Malta increasingly connected to digital world, figures reveal
By David Lindsay
Figures released by the National Statistics Office yesterday show that Malta is becoming more and more connected to the digital world with each passing month. READ MORE >>

Industry registers half-year gains
Malta’s total industry index has risen on all fronts, with the index itself rising 7.85 per cent, industry’s employment and salary levels rising by a respective 6.88 and 10.14 per cent. The year-on-year figures, released just yesterday, are considered provisional and account for the first six months of the year. READ MORE >>

Containerisation, globalisation pushing shipping to new heights
Carmelo Caruana Company Chief Executive Beppe Hili speaks to DAVID LINDSAY about what the advent of globalisation and containerisation has meant for Malta’s shipping industry

Enhancing Malta’s conference and incentive offer through people
The Malta Tourism Authority believes Malta’s conference and incentive tourism market holds great potential, but that the sector’s professional training must go hand in hand with the heavy investment that has been made in the market segment


The political intrigue behind BICAL’s closure

BOV outlines eight strategic focal points for 2003/04

Corinthia takes on new hotel management contract in Tunisia

Placing the consumer as the market priority

Maltese firms invited to Rebuild Iraq 2004 Fair in Kuwait



















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