the Church speak up on the EU?
+ The effect
of losing ones currency
HSBC Holdings Chairman visits Malta
HSBC Holdings Chairman, Sir John Bond briefly visited Malta last week.
During his stay he met with Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami, Finance
Minister John Dalli, Central Bank Governor Michael Bonello and MFSC
Chairman Joe Bannister.
International Fair of Malta
With an attendance of over 150,000 visitors, The International Fair
of Malta has established itself as the major event in the Maltese commercial
becomes FESE associate member
Stock Exchange was recently admitted by the Federation of European Securities
Exchanges (FESE) as an Associate Member during the Federations
General Assembly. The General Assembly approved the application by the
Malta Stock Exchange for Associate Membership after the Exchange had
become a Corresponding Member last year
of standards an ongoing process
Services Minister Josef Bonnici last week gave a detailed description
of the role of the Malta Standards Authority. The establishment of standards,
Prof Bonnici explains, is increasingly becoming an important pillar
of the new global trade system.
Euro-panic will benefit Malta
The tax evading Belgian, Dutch German and French public are in a frenzy
to transfer as many of their undeclared Belgian and French francs, Guilders
and Deutsche Marks in cash to non-euro countries in the form of property
Freeport activity could drop by 75%
if CMA CGM pulls out
Shortly after the Malta Freeport conceded to union demands for substantial
raises for port workers, it now appears as though it stands to lose
one of its best customers CMA CMG.
Foreign investors expected to bail
out Price Club
A solution for the Price Clubs fiscal turmoil appears to be on
the horizon, with insiders informing The Business Times that investors
from Italy, Ireland and South Africa have been discussing the possibility
of buying an unspecified amount of shares in the troubled supermarket
Decision to block EU citizens
seen as unfair
The decision to grant a concession to Malta to bar EU citizens from
working here is seen as a major victory for the pro-EU camp but an affront
to the dignity of those EU nationals who have been waiting for the day
when they can regularise their position in Malta
Business incubation initiative
gets off the ground
J.B. Plastics crowned METCO Manufacturing
Exporter of the Year
The Kordin Business Incubation Centre is now in the process of getting
off the ground, with a seminar being held yesterday and another this
morning at the Radisson.
J.B. Plastics Limited, a fully Maltese owned company has been presented
with the METCO Exporter of the Year Manufacturing Award for 2000.
This is a prestigious award that "acknowledges the export marketing
and export sales achievements of producers of manufactured goods."
Drainage department safety overhaul
Government has spent more then a quarter of a million pounds on specialised
safety equipment and training for drainage department employees.
for Department of Information
The Department of Information has launched a new website
Malta Maritime Authority at Norwegian
The Malta Maritime Authority recently participated at the 18th edition
of Nor-Shipping Exhibition 2001 held in Oslo, Norway
MIDI unveils plans for prime office
space at Tigne Point
MDI plc has announced that, between 2003 and 2005, it will be launching
on to the market substantial office space of some 10,000 to 12,000 square
Emirates launches DH 750 million
Cashlink withdrawals exceed Lm7 million
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline has launched a 750 DH
million (approx. Lm10 million) bond issue to partly finance new projects
of the Group.
Bank of Valletta has launched a new image for its Cashlink Card. The design
which is in line with the Banks new Visa and MasterCard images,
launched earlier this year, creates consistency and gives continuity to
the range of BOV plastic cards.