24th May 2017

The shareholders of Vodafone Malta and Melita Ltd have announced that the companies will be merging into one, operating under the Vodafone brand.

24th May 2017

Dr David Zahra has been appointed President of the Malta Business Bureau (MBB).

18th May 2017

A final master plan for Mriehel is at least two years away, confirmed Transport Malta CEO James Piscopo.

16th May 2017

Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturer Antonov is considering opening up a logistics centre in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced this afternoon.

15th May 2017

Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil promised today that a new PN government would drive the economy to the next generation through sustainable growth, based on a solid reputation of international respect.

15th May 2017

Tax credits of up to €30,000 would be introduced for smaller companies to set up teleworking and flexible hours systems under the next Labour administration, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today.

12th May 2017

Launching the Labour party's proposals for businesses this morning, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that his party was proud to be a pro-business government and it would remain so.

11th May 2017

The European Commission expects Malta’s GDP growth to be 4.6 per cent this year – nearly three times the eurozone average.

11th May 2017

One out of every five small-to-medium businesses in Malta offers the option of buying online, making it the 7th highest country in terms of SME e-commerce in Europe, according to the EU’s mid-term review of the Digital Single Market strategy.

12th May 2017

The PN is proposing an income tax exemption of up to €200,000 over a three-year period, and a €25,000 grant start-up grant and a €75,000 guarantee for businesses opening in Gozo.

10th May 2017

Malta International Airport plc reported a net profit of €20.98 million for 2016, an increase of 8.9 per cent over the previous year.

10th May 2017

The government has announced that credit rating agency Moody's has revised its GDP growth forecast for Malta, and the agency now expects the country's economy to grow at a faster rate than originally expected.

10th May 2017

Sweden is seeking to capitalise on the success built by Scandinavian firms in the gaming industry, which could threaten one of Malta’s most profitable business sectors.

9th May 2017

British insurance firm Hiscox is choosing to set up its new subsidiary in Luxembourg, rather than Malta, following Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

9th May 2017

Malta's cash-for-passports scheme will be cleaned up, and stricter criteria introduced for applicants to qualify, under a new PN government, party leader Simon Busuttil said today.

9th May 2017

The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) posted a record after tax net income of €2.53 million, an increase of 50 per cent, on the back of significant revenue growth and a decline in operating expenses in the year ending 2016.

8th May 2017

The Labour Party made a set of proposals to Malta’s business community today ahead of the 3rd June general election, including raising the threshold of VAT exemption for small businesses earning under €20,000.

8th May 2017

Corinthia Group’s management arm, CHI, has entered into preliminary agreements to provide technical and management services for the hotel and residential tower near Doha, Qatar, close to the venue of the 2022 football World Cup final.

8th May 2017

The Nationalist Party is proposing new social business measures for working parents in Malta, including an increase in maternity and paternity leave.

8th May 2017

The euro hit a six-month dollar high before falling back as markets reacted to Emmanuel Macron's victory in France's presidential election.

7th May 2017 – Sarah Micallef

Following a workshop exploring the potential introduction of investment-based crowdfunding in Malta organised by ZAAR, Malta’s only local crowdfunding platform, ZAAR manager Matthew Caruana and Grant Thornton director Michael Zarb discuss the key issues and considerations, as well as its potential within the local market.

FROM INTERVIEWS

6th May 2017 – Marie-Claire Grima

With UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s signing of the letter triggering Article 50 at the end of March, Britain is officially on its way out of the European Union. British High Commissioner for Malta, Stuart Gill OBE, talks about the unquestionable power of small nations, the EU’s drive to reach agreements and Britain’s place in the world post-Brexit.

5th May 2017

Ratings agency Fitch has claimed that the decision to call a snap election for June 3 is unlikely to impact Malta's fiscal setting because both major parties were committed to fiscal responsibility.

4th May 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh is giving up his public duties from the autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced.

3rd May 2017

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) and the Malta Employers Association (MEA) have issued their own warnings to political parties to be responsible in their pledges to the electorate.

3rd May 2017

SR Technics, an aircraft maintenance company which services EasyJet, is expanding its operations with the building of a new €30m six-bay hangar at Safi Aviation Park.

3rd May 2017

Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday that Britain will not be paying €100bn to leave the EU.

2nd May 2017

Italy's flagship airline Alitalia will formally request to enter bankruptcy proceedings, after workers rejected a restructuring plan.

FROM INTERVIEWS

1st May 2017 – Jo Caruana

Brexit negotiations have begun but no one really knows what their outcome will be. Stefano Mallia, one of three rapporteurs on the Brexit Advisory Group appointed by the Employers Group within the EESC, discusses how things may turn out.

FROM INTERVIEWS

30th April 2017 – Martina Said

After four years as President of BusinessEurope, Emma Marcegaglia is as fired up as the day she took on the role to continue defending the interests of businesses across the European Union. She discusses the progress of the Maltese Presidency, the biggest challenges facing European businesses, and the potential aftershocks still to be felt by Brexit.