Business

Buses up in flames; Millions in losses incurred

THE P A Lal Holdings Ltd is believed to have incurred millions of dollars in losses in a fire that destroyed buses that were still under manufacture at its warehouse in Sonoma St at Walu...

21st July

Nadarivatu farmers relieved with AMA promise

NADALA farmer Peniasi Keteiwai says finding a market remains one of the biggest challenges for Nadarivatu farmers. He said selling their fresh produce to local markets was difficult and costly. “Sometimes the cost would be so high that the farmer did not make a profit,” Mr Keteiwai said. “When we find a new market, it...

Fiji Airways soars high

FIJI Airways staff and industry partners took time out from their busy schedules on Friday to celebrate the airline’s Skytrax 4 rating at the Sofitel Resort and Spa on Denarau. The national airline also recognised its employees after receiving an award for Best Airline Staff in Australia and the Pacific at the Skytrax World Airline...

20th July

Bank celebrates 112th anniversary

BANK of Baroda staff across the country are celebrating the bank’s 112th anniversary today. The bank which originated from India was established in Baroda in 1908. It opened its first branch in Fiji in 1961. Bank of Baroda Lautoka branch manager Dharmendra Nand said today marked a special time for the staff. He said bank...

Boeing takes $4.9 billion charge for prolonged grounding of 737 MAX planes

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Boeing Co <BA.N> said on Thursday it would take an after-tax charge of $4.9 billion in the second quarter on estimated disruptions from the prolonged grounding of its lucrative 737 MAX passenger jets after two deadly crashes. The charge is from “potential concessions and other considerations to customers,” and the impact of...

19th July

EU clears Vodafone’s $22 billion Liberty deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone’s <VOD.L> $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global’s <LBTYA.O> cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe’s largest mobile, broadband and TV provider. The deal is the standout move by Vodafone in its bid to become a provider...

17th July

Food, tenancy and electronic goods top consumer complaints

THE top three complaints received by the Consumer Council of Fiji in the 2016-2017 financial year included food and drinks (472), landlord/tenancy (470), and household electronic goods (301), according to the council’s CEO. While making a submission on the 2016-2017 annual report to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs today, CEO Seema Shandil said...

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