F O C U S
FOI and GWU agree that
changes are needed at Malta's ports
Although the Federation of Industry and the General
Workers Union believe that some form of uniformity is needed for
Maltas ports, the FOI believes that a major overhaul of
the situation is needed..READ
registers strong response for bus loan scheme
Barely one month since its Bus Finance Package was
introduced, Bank of Valletta has confirmed that the scheme has
had a positive response from the owners of Maltas rapidly
ageing bus fleet and that take up has been very encouraging.
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Tourism and the commoditisation
Mario Schembri Wismayer weighs the pros and cons of mass
tourism and comes to the conclusion that despite several
drawbacks, it does serve to keep certain aspects of our
culture alive, which would otherwise inevitably die out.
Money Market 12-13 August
HSBC climbs 3c5
publishes interim financial statements
First International Merchant Bank plc has just published
its interim financial statements for the six-month period of 1
January to 30 June this year.
price increases for Maltapost, MIA services - Consumers' Union
The Consumers Union yesterday expressed its
disagreement with the 55c additional charge to be imposed on anyone
using the Malta International Airport, which amounts to some Lm800,000
Antonio registers expected first half net loss
As it had expected, bond issuers Grand Hotel Mercure
Coralia San Antonio yesterday announced a net loss after depreciation
and finance charges over the first six months of the year.