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Sunday Circle
Issue No. 181
18 - 24 April 2001
Interview
Godfrey De Marco
David Lindsay talks to Godfrey De Marco of the Malta Arbitration Centre

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The fault rests with government
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Didier: tone down or leave please


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Focus
ADSL cheaper than European average - DataStream CEO

Opinion
Bill Riley: Ireland suffers from US recession
At the new Intel semiconductor factory being built outside Dublin, the Easter holiday began with some bad news: the last of about 1,500 construction workers at the site were laid off.




News

Increase in civil service employment costs more than Lm1 million in wages
The number of full time employees in government departments is currently at a four-year high, moving after increasing by 316 since December 2000

Social partners cross swords with government over MCED’s future
The social partners are still hoping that the government will take on board the proposals they have put forward before legislative changes are made concerning the future of the Malta Council for Economic Development

UHM and GWU order strike at MIA over collective agreements
In a joint show of force, the UHM and the GWU yesterday ordered a total strike at Malta International Airport over what they said was the Finance Ministry’s delay to negotiate a new collective agreement

French ambassador shoots himself in the foot
As France’s Ambassador Didier Destremau chastised the Maltese authorities for their slow privatisation programme, France’s premier dropped plans to begin a partial privatisation of Gaz de France, the French state-run gas monopoly

BOVI launches equity linked euro deposits

The recent volatility in the equity markets and downhill trend in interest rates has prompted Bank of Valletta International (BOVI) to offer an alternative solution to meet its private customer’s needs

Remote trading facilities for MSE clients
The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) will launch remote trading facilities for stockbrokers in the next three months ensuring greater convenience for investors.


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