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Agribusiness

Agriculture producer price index up 17%

The agriculture producer price index for the first quarter this year increased by 16.8 per cent, while a drop of 2.6 per cent was registered in the input price index over the comparative period last year.

Agribusiness | 09 Jun, 2015
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Aviation

Ukraine eyes Malta as grain distribution hub

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.

Transport & Logistics | 17 May, 2017

Maltese aviation scaling up

Bank of Valletta held the sixth edition of the BOV Aviation Outlook at their head office in Santa Venera on May 8th. The conference highlighted Malta's continued growth of the aviation industry with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations, back-office setups, R&D and the production of aircraft components.

Aviation | 09 May, 2017

SR Technics investing in new hangar

The maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service provider SR Technics sign a memorandum of understanding with Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks Limited to grow its Malta operations by investing €30 million in a new hangar. The investment is envisaged to create 400 new jobs in Malta.

Aviation | 04 May, 2017
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Banking

BOV and French-Maltese Chamber deepen collaboration

The collaboration between Bank of Valletta (BOV) and the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce was renewed during a presentation at the French Embassy. Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at BOV, emphasised the importance in promoting trade relations between Malta and France during his address.

Financial Services | 26 May, 2017

Maltese aviation scaling up

Bank of Valletta held the sixth edition of the BOV Aviation Outlook at their head office in Santa Venera on May 8th. The conference highlighted Malta's continued growth of the aviation industry with maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations, back-office setups, R&D and the production of aircraft components.

Aviation | 09 May, 2017

Malta’s 'A' Fitch-rating affirmed

Fitch's A-rating of Malta was once again affirmed on the 17th of February 2017. Fitch cites Malta’s robust growth, large creditor position, and estimates of rising disposable income as factors supporting the strong rating.

Financial Services | 23 Feb, 2017
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Capital Markets

Moody's rate Malta on favourable track

Moody's annual update on Malta's credit rating is now published, it highlights that although Malta has favourable economic prospects and robust growth, the fiscal accounts of the government with a public debt to GDP ratio above the A-rated median continues to constrain an improved rating.

Economy | 26 May, 2017

Malta Stock Exchange eyeing iGaming listings

The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) is hoping to attract iGaming companies to go public in Malta instead of Stockholm, London or Frankfurt and has invited the iGaming community to explore the regulatory, tax and financing aspects of listing and raising capital in Malta.

Capital Markets | 02 May, 2017
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Construction

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Digital Media

Initiatives to address objectives of Digital Malta bearing fruit - Jose Herrera

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has published the results of a survey on the use of ICT by minors. The survey, which is on its third iteration, has been carried out earlier this year amongst students attending years 4 to 6 within primary schools and forms 1 to 4 within secondary schools. The study has helped dispel a number of misconceptions whilst confirming other widespread beliefs.

Digital Media | 24 Apr, 2015
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Education & Research

MCAST and the maritime industry strengthen ties

A memorandum of understanding was signed on the 8th of May between Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) and Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) to strengthen collaboration and facilitate the upgrading of technical skills among maritime industry employees.

Maritime & Shipping | 09 May, 2017
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Energy & Environment

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Film Editing & Production

More than a Sister Island

Malta’s positive economic turn has had its effects on Gozo, the archipelagos’ second island. However, Gozo is not just relying on big sister Malta to fuel its advancement. It has found ways and means by which to offset its connectivity issues to develop into a flourishing business centre.

Economy | 23 Jun, 2016
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Financial Services

Quantum leap at FinanceMalta's 10th conference

FinanceMalta's 10th Annual Conference took place at the Hilton in St Julian's under the heading 'Taking the Next Quantum Leap'. The conference gathered speakers working in all industry segments and touched upon all the hot topics within financial services such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies among others.

Financial Services | 29 May, 2017

Moody's rate Malta on favourable track

Moody's annual update on Malta's credit rating is now published, it highlights that although Malta has favourable economic prospects and robust growth, the fiscal accounts of the government with a public debt to GDP ratio above the A-rated median continues to constrain an improved rating.

Economy | 26 May, 2017

BOV and French-Maltese Chamber deepen collaboration

The collaboration between Bank of Valletta (BOV) and the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce was renewed during a presentation at the French Embassy. Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at BOV, emphasised the importance in promoting trade relations between Malta and France during his address.

Financial Services | 26 May, 2017
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Health

7 ways how Brexit can affect Malta

As France is promoting Paris as Europe’s next financial capital and Germany’s Berlin is seeking to attract Britain’s tech talent, here are seven consequences, challenges and opportunities for Malta's economy following the Brexit vote.

Doing Business | 07 Jul, 2016
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iGaming

AML training needed for iGaming staff

The need to train iGaming staff on anti-money laundering (AML) procedures was high on the agenda during a KPMG seminar at the Hilton. Speakers outlined the good, the bad and the ugly of current iGaming, while providing a tax update on the new country-by-country reporting standards of the EU and the OECD.

iGaming | 22 Jun, 2017

Sweden aims to "entice companies home" with new gambling regime

Sweden is moving towards a licensing regime for gambling after finalising a public investigation initiated by Minister of Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi. The proposal includes licences for betting, online gaming, casinos and slot machines, card game tournaments, as well as a gambling tax of 18%.

iGaming | 05 May, 2017
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Industry & Manufacturing

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Insurance & Reinsurance

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Life Sciences

7 ways how Brexit can affect Malta

As France is promoting Paris as Europe’s next financial capital and Germany’s Berlin is seeking to attract Britain’s tech talent, here are seven consequences, challenges and opportunities for Malta's economy following the Brexit vote.

Doing Business | 07 Jul, 2016
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Maritime & Shipping

Ukraine eyes Malta as grain distribution hub

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.

Transport & Logistics | 17 May, 2017

MCAST and the maritime industry strengthen ties

A memorandum of understanding was signed on the 8th of May between Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST) and Malta Maritime Forum (MMF) to strengthen collaboration and facilitate the upgrading of technical skills among maritime industry employees.

Maritime & Shipping | 09 May, 2017

Taking Blue Growth to the Next Level

Malta’s desire to build a sustainable blue economy creates a host of investment opportunities for forward-looking companies in fields such as maritime technologies and expertise, writes Daniel Aquilina, Chairman of the Malta Marittima Agency (MMA).

Maritime & Shipping | 23 Mar, 2017
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Real Estate & Property

Quality Always Sells

Demand for high-end real estate has remained consistent in the first half of 2015, and real estate professionals believe that Malta’s luxury real estate market is set to grow further.

Real Estate & Property | 09 Jul, 2015
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Retail

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Telecoms & ICT

Malta to become digital identity test-market

An event by EntrepreneurCountry Global gathered one hundred attendees from the Maltese business community for a thought-provoking roundtable on Digital Identity Management at the Malta Stock Exchange on Tuesday afternoon. One proposal raised was that if a Digital Identity Management law-package was adopted, Malta could become a suitable test-market for its wider application.

Financial Services | 05 Apr, 2017

Consumer complaints on downward trend

Consumer complaints to the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) have decreased dramatically in the second half of 2016 according to the recently published half-yearly report of the MCA. Most cases concerned bills, charges and traffic.

Communications | 27 Feb, 2017
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Tourism

Incomparable Malta

Old meets new in Malta, where 7,000 years of history and a modern, increasingly trendy, vibe attract record numbers of tourists each year.

Tourism | 31 May, 2017
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Transport & Logistics

Ukraine eyes Malta as grain distribution hub

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.

Transport & Logistics | 17 May, 2017

Flying start for 2017

Malta International Airport passed a milestone of five million passengers in 2016, and 300,000 passengers in the first month of 2017, as well as revealing substantial increases in all key performance indicators of the financial statement of 2016.

Aviation | 23 Feb, 2017

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