TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 30 April 2008

BOV profits more than halved
Charlot Zahra
As forecast by international credit agency Moody’s in its latest credit rating for the bank issued on March 31, the Bank of Valletta (BOV) group saw its profits more than halved when compared to the same period last year. >>

Foreign Ministers to hold Malta meeting
Oil Exploration on the cards
David Darmanin
At a meeting held last week between Foreign Minister Tonio Borg and his Libyan counterpart Abdul Rahman Shalgam it was agreed that a follow-up meeting is held in Malta – this time also including the Italian foreign minister, a spokesperson for Tonio Borg told Business Today. >

Unions, employers disagree on need for new social pact
Charlot Zahra
Social partners had divergent views about the proposal for a new social pact made by Central Bank of Malta (CBM) Governor Michael C Bonello during the presentation of the CBM’s annual report last Thursday.

Landing charges not to move - MIA

APS Bank retains pre-tax profits

Ryan Air, Air Malta not worried about competition

Lombard Bank posts record €10.6 million profit

GBP1m+ deal for 6pm in UK

Air Malta’s record year

Gozo Channel offers special rates and services this weekend

Energy crisis pushes up price of local milk

Concerted action needed for safety at work – John Dalli, OHSA

Middlesea Group registers €9.3 million profit

Reforming MEPA - Martin Scicluna

MEPA reform under spotlight during GO-Today seminar

EU publishes Spring Economic Forecast

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