31 May 2006

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Spike in interest rates could jeopardise economic growth
James Debono
Economic operators fear the Central Bank’s decision to raise interest rates by 0.25 per cent would increase costs, which would jeopardise short-term economic growth.

MHRA asks banks to finance low-cost revolution
Matthew Vella
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association’s task force on low-cost carriers has been in meetings with major local banks to secure a financing package that will entice low cost carriers to Malta by subsidising their landing charges at the airport.

Standard letter postage to increase by 1c
Matthew Vella
The Malta Communications Authority is proposing a 1 cent increase in postal services for items weighing up to 50 grams, after an application was submitted by Maltapost back in March to revise tariffs by 2c.

Buffon’s EUR10,000 Malta bet may be key to magisterial investigation
Italy’s Corriere della Sera has reported that a EUR10,000 bet risks jeopardizing national goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, one of the sportsmen investigate by Torino and Parma magistrates over a gambling and bribery scandal that has rocked Italian football. READ MORE >>



Re-branding Malta - George Mangion
With the Mediterranean losing its charm with travellers, Malta needs to find its niche attraction READ MORE >>

Bridging a 20 year gap
ROSEANNE GALEA may not be a household name but she juggles three private businesses, her family and also heads the Association for Women in Business. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Mars rovers to get intelligent

Two NICTAA awards for 6pm Ltd

Canon in number two position in US patents top 10


Vodafone international posts record loss

As bland as it can get

Russia to settle Soviet debts with Malta

GlobalCapital announce bond issue allocation policy

Call centre recruitment to start in June

Pentasia iGaming recruitment launches in Malta

Public invited to choose final designs of Malta’s euro coin set

Labour supply drops in December

HSBC Life approaching Lm1 billion after 10 years

Agriculture survey confirms decline of poultry industry


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