TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Bank customer fees to climb
David Darmanin
Suggested by former Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech and held under wraps by MFSA in January, those expecting the “review in bank charges” to result in discounted rates may stop wishing. >>

Gonzi calls for unity
Charlot Zahra
Nationalist Party (PN) leader Lawrence Gonzi was sworn for a second five-year-term as Prime Minister (PM) yesterday after the PN won a relative majority during last Saturday's general elections. >

MLPN celebrations mark record beverage sales
David Darmanin
Irrespective of whom they voted for, beverage distributors had every reason to celebrate last weekend. Record beer sales, particularly the local Cisk lager, were registered across all areas of mainland Malta over last weekend.>>

Actavis receives FDA approval for Irinotecan Hydrochloride Injection

World Bank's ‘Small States Network for Economic Development' meets in Malta

GDP for 2007 at 3.8%

EU27 R&D spending stable at 1.84% of GDP in 2006

Another cabin crew open day by Emirates

18% increase in MIA passenger movements

Robert Burns International Foundation honours Corinthia Hotel in Budapest

Trade gap widens by €15.9 million

EU real agricultural income per worker up by 5.4%

GFI EventsManager achieves Certified for Windows Server 2008 status

Malta doing well in the Global Financial Centres Index

Gozo Channel signs new collective agreement

€3.5m Ports and Coastal Vessel Traffic Management Information System operational

Central banks plan emergency cash

Oil above $109

Societe Generale in successful share issue

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Gonzi the nutcracker
In the last 24 hours Lawrence Gonzi will have been mulling hard over the formation of a new cabinet. Apart from deciding when to hold the general election, the formation of cabinet is the next most demanding privilege of a Prime Minister. >>

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Polishing a jewel
Now that the euphoria over the general election has subsided it is time to calmly reflect on the number of electoral promises made by this new team of young Turks all eager to set the ball in motion under the motto ‘Yes, together everything is possible.' >>


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