TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Shipyards squander public funds as privatisation looms
David Darmanin
Malta Shipyards Ltd (MSL) will not be cancelling its reservation for a promotional stand booked for a Tripoli fair due to be held in October this year, more than a month after the deadline for submissions of expressions of interest in its purchase elapses, this newspaper has learnt.

July tourism registers drop over last year
Charlot Zahra
An MHRA survey revealed a sharp drop in hotel room occupancy rate during July 2008 when compared to last year, with the highest slump being registered in the five-star sector.

As oil price falls, surcharge reduction remains out of the question

Chamber of Commerce speaks out on rent reform

Issue of first Maltese euro denominated collector coin

PC containing sensitive bank data sold on eBay

Recession rearing its head in Germany

FIMBank announces strong interim results for 2008

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