26 October 2005

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Government unleashes massive 55 per cent utility surcharge
Matthew Vella
Government yesterday unveiled a 55 per cent surcharge in electricity prices and a 3.3 cents increase in excise for every litre of LRP and unleaded petrol as part of measures intended to make good for the increase in the international price of oil.


Industrial new orders plummet as Malta is worst EU performer
Kurt Sansone
Stiff competition and an expensive product are contributing to industry’s woes as statistics show that Malta registered a massive decrease of 52.3 per cent in industrial new orders in August when compared with the same period last year.


No simulation: avian flu scare damages poultry trade
Matthew Vella
In just a short space of seven days, the island’s poultry trade suffered the brunt of sensationalist journalism and an avian flu simulation exercise that was far too real for the Maltese public.

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