18 - 24 April 2001

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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 MCEDís 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 Ministryís delay to negotiate a new collective agreement

French ambassador shoots himself in the foot
As Franceís Ambassador Didier Destremau chastised the Maltese authorities for their slow privatisation programme, Franceís 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 customerís 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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