Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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Good morning,

These are the salient news from Malta, Europe and the world.

Blasts rocked an ammunition depot in Northern Cyprus on Thursday after a fire broke out in a military zone, with shattered glass inflicting slight injuries on some people, the Turkish Cypriot foreign minister, Kudret Ozersay, said.

A no-deal Brexit could result in rising food and fuel prices, disruption to medicine supplies and public disorder on Britain’s streets, according to secret documents the government was forced by MPs to publish on Wednesday.

Meanwhile as the people of north-west Syria face intensifying violence, tens of thousands of women and children continue to be kept in “inhumane conditions” in a remote camp on the other side of the country, UN-appointed independent investigators said.

The management of Mitiga Airport has confirmed that air traffic will remain suspended until further notice.

Premier Giuseppe Conte said Wednesday that EU member States which refuse to share the burden of the arrival of migrants should face financial penalties.

Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week.

Michael Schumacher is ‘conscious’ after stem-cell treatment and has been visited by former Ferrari boss Jean Todt at the Paris hospital, a report on Le Parisien and quoted by the Daily Mail claims.

The US Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to Trump administration plans that severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum.

Children’s TV favourite Fireman Sam has been side-lined by a fire service for being “outdated” and not “inclusive” enough.

HSBC   is planning to exit its French retail banking business under interim chief executive Noel Quinn, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Astronomers have for the first-time discovered water in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting within the habitable zone of a distant star.

The US federal government plans to ban flavoured e-cigarettes amid rising concern over youth vaping and lung illness and deaths linked to the products.

Bahamas emergency services have listed 2,500 people as missing after Hurricane Dorian struck the islands last week.

A French company has been found liable for the death of an employee who had a cardiac arrest while having sex with a stranger on a business trip.


Maltese NewsPapers 

Newspaper

A Maltese research team that plays down the incidence of cancer caused by exposure to 5G technology. Researcher Charles Sammut said that the risk is equivalent to that caused by consumption of coffee.

CEOs of gaming companies expressed concerns about rising rentals prices and said that, left unchecked, increases could harm competitiveness. The government assured the sector that it is addressing the situation.

The Prime Minister has not discussed his resignation with the cabinet. Would-be leaders are eyeing a post-budget contest for the Labour Party top job.

Two new banks can be expected to set up in Malta by the second quarter of 2020. The paper says that the Financial Services Authority is currently reviewing five applications for banking licences.

Read more on today’s newspaper review here. 


On this day… 

on this day - history

In 1981 ‘’The Smurfs’’ animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America. In 2003 Country music legend Johnny Cash died in Nashville.


Thought for today 

thought

There is power in letting go, a power that brings more peace and serenity than being stuck in situations that make your heart a bit heavier each and every day.
Rania Naim


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