05 July 2006

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GRTU accuses government of handing Freeport an Lm800,000 ‘present’
James Debono
Costs at the Freeport are only expected to decrease by five per cent despite the elimination of an artificial charge previously imposed by the now defunct Cargo Handling Company Ltd.

Industry still disappointed at pace of reform
James Debono
As cargo haulers yesterday brought the Freeport to a complete standstill by stopping the entry and release of containers, the Federation of Industry warned that the GRTU’s actions could have serious consequences on the economy.

Interest rates unchanged
The Central Bank of Malta yesterday left the central intervention rate unchanged at 3.5 per cent saying it was too early for a full assessment to be made of the impact of the May increase in the Bank’s central intervention rate. READ MORE >>

Air Malta slammed for gratuitous bias on low-cost
Matthew Vella
A report aimed at dissuading the introduction of low-cost carrier giants Ryanair and easyJet, commissioned by national airline Air Malta has unsurprisingly earned rebuke for its negative portrayal of the advent of LCCs to Malta.

Fenech still confident despite Commission’s forecast
James Debono
Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech insists that the European Commission’ spring assessment that the deficit next year will be above the three per cent benchmark is just a forecast which can be disproved by actual figures.



A globalisation mêlée - George Mangion
We must be competitive and entrepreneurial and be able to weather the storms that beset a micro state like ours with no natural resources READ MORE >>

Prudence, growth and change
The one word that constantly comes up when talking to Mario C. Grech is prudence. He heads Malta’s largest insurance company that has developed from a State-run company founded in 1981 into a fully-fledged private investor-run business operator. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Privaris fingerprint device provides all-in-one security

Combined solution helps insurers improve employee productivity

Microsoft’s WGA sued as “Spyware”

HP acquires Silverwire Holding


Foundation stone laid at the Nevskij Palace Hotel extension

Radio listener wins ‘job’

AX Holdings signs partnership agreement with FOI

Fixed telephone subscriptions down

Bank official addresses developers

Creating and sustaining a rental market

Letter: Small is beautiful

Letter: Port reform in a serious way

Farsons investment programme on track

Salmonella prompts costly recall for Cadbury importers

Highest year-on-year increase in unemployment


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