21 – 27 February 2001

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Inspections causing flare-ups at Freeport   [ By Miriam Dunn ]
Disruption may be on the cards at the Freeport, if talks aimed at thrashing out a dispute between hauliers and the corporation's management fail to produce the necessary results.

Better quality diesel hits Malta's roads  [ By Nadine Brincat ]
Malta's motorists are now being offered lower sulphur diesel, as well as petrol with lower amounts of lead to run their cars, in a bid to make the environment cleaner and healthier, the economic services minister said yesterday.

Plastic spending on the up   [ By Miriam Dunn ]

The use of credit cards in Malta is on the rise, and the Maltese consumer is spending more by means of plastic, according to Malta's leading banks

Black dust gathering at Maghtab
The four tonnes of black dust collected daily through new equipment at the Marsa Power Station, is currently being dumped at the Maghtab landfill, economic services minister, Josef Bonnici, said yesterday

MIA appoints BNP Paribas as lead privatisation advisor
The Malta International Airport recently appointed BNP Paribas, the largest listed banking group in France, as lead advisors for the airport's privatisation process, following a recommendation from MIA's Ad Hoc committee, set up to select such an advisor.

OECD reaches e-commerce tax consensus
overseas servers taxable, while web sites hosted abroad non-taxable

MHRA names Lexington preferred reservations provider
The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association has awarded American Travel Services International Inc. subsidiary, Lexington Services, a hotel reservations provider contract

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