12 October 2005

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Increase in fuel surcharge on government’s agenda
James Debono
In the wake of Parliamentary Secretary Tony Abela’s declaration that the increase in the fuel surcharge is imminent, a spokesperson for Minister Austin Gatt yesterday told Business Today that a decision on revising the surcharge will be taken following meetings in the Malta Council for Social and Economic Development.

Fenech urges fast process for US double taxation agreement
Matthew Vella
Representatives of the Maltese government will be meeting US Ambassador Molly Bordonaro to set a concrete agreement for a timetable for the revival of the US-Malta double taxation agreement.

Industry report bursts bubble on economy
Matthew Vella
Economist Edward Scicluna’s assessment of the pre-budget document presented by government has burst a bubble of perceived ‘resilience’ and ‘success stories’ plied by a Nationalist government which is postponing real economic change.

Buses, minibuses claim ‘disastrous’ effects of fuel hikes
Karl Schembri
Owners of buses and minibuses are facing an uphill climb in the wake of the latest fuel price hikes, with public transport bus owners claiming the rise in diesel will mean an extra Lm2.16 per day for every vehicle.

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