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  1. Announcements

    VON BROCKDORFF – Baroness MARGARET HASTINGS, née Ingham, on September 14, at Mater Dei Hospital, beloved wife of the late Baron Edward von Brockdorff. She leaves to mourn her loss her dearest children Toby, Mark, Alexe, Antonia, Anthea, her...

  2. Price-fixing arrangements

    Price-fixing arrangements of any sort, even when carried out with the blessing of the State itself, are illegal in terms of EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union has recently affirmed. Member states cannot in any way encourage...

  3. Prince Harry cancels birthday bash because of Kate's morning sickness

    Prince Harry, who turns 30 today, has postponed a 30th birthday bash because sister-in-law Kate Middleton continues to suffer from severe morning sickness. Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge had been involved in the...

  4. Global plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance

    Plans for a major rewriting of international tax rules unveiled yesterday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies like Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic...

  5. Alibaba boosts IPO as demand strengthens

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68, reflecting strong demand from investors for the year’s most anticipated debut and potentially the world’s largest-ever IPO. The Chinese e-commerce...

  6. GM’s Opel to reduce Russian production as slowdown bites

    US carmaker General Motors is cutting production and shedding around 500 jobs at its Opel division in Russia, hit by a plunge in local demand due to a slowing economy and Western sanctions. Opel said yesterday it would scale back production at its...

  7. Drop in number of Eurovision entries

    Fewer songs have been submitted than last year for the Malta Eurovision song contest, to be held in November instead of February. Sources in the music industry said the cut-off date for submissions – the end of August – had caught recording...

  8. UK inflation slips back

    British inflation edged down last month but house price growth surged in July at the fastest annual pace since in seven years, official data showed yesterday. Consumer prices rose 1.5 per cent on the year in August, the lowest increase since May,...

  9. Update 2 - Jolie pleads for European nations to contribute to rescue efforts in the Mediterranean

    Film star Angelina Jolie and  the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres have called for increased efforts by European nations to contribute to rescue efforts and reduce migrants' deaths at sea. The two were yesterday taken on a tour...

  10. Stocks flat ahead of Fed meeting as oil rises

    Stock markets around the world were little changed yesterday as investors refrained from placing big bets ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the US Central Bank will hike interest rates. Speculation...