06 June 2007

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Port reforms will substantially reduce costs, Galea announces
Karl Schembri
Port reforms are set to enter the final stage five months beyond the deadline set by Competitiveness Minister Censu Galea, now that licensed dock workers have approved an agreement negotiated between the government and the Malta Dockers’ Union.
Approved unanimously last Thursday, the agreement is expected to be signed next week and the minister promises “substantial reduction in costs”.

Low cost carriers boosting three-star market – survey
Gerald Fenech
Around 15 percent of passengers to arrive on low cost carriers have opted for two or three star accommodation with the figure rising to as much as 40 per cent for the Italian market, an internal survey report prepared by the Malta, Hotels and Restaurants Association and which is in possession of Malta Today says.

Insurance claims “relatively low” after freak rainstorm
Charlot Zahra
The amount of insurance claims for damages following Monday’s rainstorm was “relatively low”, Malta Insurance Association (MIA) director-general Anton Felice told BusinessToday yesterday evening.


George M. Mangion
Commissions and allegations aside, we can rejoice Mater Dei is about to be finished READ MORE >>

POINT OF VIEW - Dr. Sandra M. Dingli
Foresight, innovation and entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is a skill that can be taught and which should be fostered READ MORE >>

Human life is always sacred
The recent upsurge in irregular immigrants departing from Libya trying to reach European shores calls into question a number of issues. READ MORE >>

Travelling within today’s realities
Interview with Peter Bolech, CEO, Malta International Airport, who talks about low-cost flights, Malta’s tourism competitors and the schengen commitments READ MORE >>

Information Technology
HP enhances video experience for mobile users
HP announced new mobile software solutions that will help people use personalized video services to enliven their interactions with family, friends and social communities. READ MORE >>

HSBC launches e-commerce account
HSBC Malta today launched its eCommerce service targeted at business customers. eCommerce allows customers to sell goods or services over the internet. READ MORE >>

HP Showcases technology to connect people to information and entertainment
At the third annual HP Mobility Summit, held this year in Shanghai, HP unveiled more than a dozen notebook PCs that deliver a balance of form and function to both enrich the user experience and reflect a new personal technology lifestyle. READ MORE >>


Phoenicia Hotel remains unsold

Malta and Cyprus pass Ecofin Euro test

Cassar White libels Joseph Cala

FimBANK holds symposium on UCP500

New telecommunications company offering innovative telephony and data services

Bank of Valletta offers free advice for special registration schemes

The euro adoption - Q & A part 3

Emirates Skycargo attains new heights

MIM’s 43rd Annual General Meeting

25% of female employees earn a living from part time work


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