10 August 2005

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PM calls Tony Zarb’s bluff
James Debono
The government and the GWU are heading towards a show down as the GWU’s ultimatum for a meeting with the Prime Minister expires today.

Economy displays worrying signals
James Debono
Government officials upbeat about a turnaround in the economy have new negative indicators to contend with as exports dropped by 15 per cent in the first six months of the year and industrial new orders also registering a decrease of 18 per cent. READ MORE >>

Working time directive controversy, storm in a tea cup
The political controversy on the proposed working time directive was simply a storm in a teacup. READ MORE >>

Seeing a turnaround
Parliamentary secretary Tonio Fenech talks about the pre-budget consultation document and gives his views on the current economic scenario. READ MORE >>

88 pages to economic Nirvana - George M. Mangion
Dr Gonzi triumphantly blazons a clarion call to all and sundry to help in the submission of ideas and comments in the forthcoming 2006 budget. The pre-budget document was issued on 30 July and the consultation period will extend to 30 September 2005. Ironically this pre-budget consultation process is ill-timed with most of the island embarking on its annual national holiday. READ MORE >>

Don’t kick me when I’m down - Vince Farrugia
One lesson I learnt at GRTU is to deliver the message as it comes from the heart of business owners, undiluted. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Oracle to buy majority interest in Indian banking software maker

Canada snaps up hi-tech radar

HP appoints new EMEA head


Watching the property bubble inflate

Industrial hazardous waste accumulating

August meeting for unions and government over public service collective agreement

Bus owners warn of strike on Thursday

Labour’s Jose Herrera to Abramovich’s rescue

Interim dividend declared by the Global Group

HSBC Holdings reports pre-tax half year profit of USD10,640m



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