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Martina Said - 23rd July 2017

Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli speaks about the primary achievements of Malta’s EU Presidency, Malta’s opportunities post-Brexit, and the new challenges she faces within her newly-established Ministry.

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Manuel Zarb - 3rd July 2017

Transport Minister Ian Borg has played down doubts about the feasibility of resurfacing Malta's roads in seven years, saying he is confident in Maltese contractors' ability to do so.

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Marie-Claire Grima - 11th June 2017

Malta Libraries CEO Cheryl Falzon talks all about increasing visibility, boosting the number of library patrons and the changing role of the library in society.

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21st May 2017 – Jo Caruana

Social entrepreneur Mark Weingard, primarily known for pop-up restaurant Aziamendi 100 and his recent acquisition of an 8.92 per cent shareholding in MIDI plc, talks about why he chose to invest in Malta, the island he now calls home.

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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.

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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.

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Jo Caruana – 31st March 2017

Valletta’s transition into European Capital of Culture 2018 has begun, and already the country is making cultural strides forward. V18 Foundation Chairman Jason Micallef talks us through the planned programme of events and the legacy projects to come.

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Martina Said – 26th March 2017

Malta Chamber deputy president Frank Farrugia discusses the country’s economic outlook and business sentiment for 2017.

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18th February 2017 – Marie-Claire Grima

Katja Dingli Bennetti, founder of JobsforMumsMalta.com, talks to MaltaChamber.org.mt all about helping women find a work-life balance, inclusive working cultures and the need for flexibility in the workplace.

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5th February 2017 – Jo Caruana

Shadow Finance Minister Mario de Marco talks through his economic expectations for 2017, including the risk that could come of resting on our laurels and the threats from further afield.

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29th January 2017

Dr John Vassallo, former Ambassador of Malta to the EU, President of the Malta Business Bureau, member of the Council of Europa Nostra and Strategic Adviser to the Microsoft Corporation speaks out about striking a balance between economic growth and environmental protection.

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Marie-Claire Grima – 22nd January 2017

After Malta hit a peak of commercial and investment activity in 2015, the pace has steadied, while the increasing diversity of the economy ensures that the breadth of its stride is maintained. Finance Minister Prof. Edward Scicluna speaks about Malta’s pull factor for young Europeans, developing the national infrastructure according to the needs of the people and the nation’s opportunities as the holder of the Presidency of the European Council for the first semester of 2017.

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Martina Said – 15th January 2017

In view of a flourishing economy and positive outlook for 2017, Malta Chamber President Anton Borg says it’s no time to sit back and enjoy the ride. He discusses the 2017 Budget, the serious lack of available human resources on the island, as well as his priorities for his last few months as president.

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Sarah Micallef – 14th January 2017

Malta-based start-up Hotjar has gone from strength to strength since its launch in September 2014, registering 200,000+ users in December 2016. Co-Founder and Director of Engineering Marc von Brockdorff spills the beans on how it’s all come about.

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Sarah Micallef – 8th January 2017

In 2015, TradeMalta was formed as a partnership between the Malta Chamber and Malta Enterprise, with the aim of assisting local enterprise in reaching foreign markets with their products and services. Chairman David Curmi discusses how TradeMalta is working toward achieving its mission – that of helping businesses based in Malta grow bigger, better and faster in international markets.

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Marie-Claire Grima – 2nd January 2017

Andrew Bezzina, who co-founded eCabs with his brother Matthew and long-time friend Kevin Vassallo eight years ago, talks about fighting the stigma of the transport industry, encouraging entrepreneurship, and whether there’s an end in sight to Malta’s endemic traffic problems.

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Martina Said – 1st January 2017

Banking sector leaders reveal their thoughts on what’s on the horizon for banks in the coming year in the recently released Economic Vision 2017. This is what FIMBank Group Chief Executive Officer Murali Subramanian had to say.

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Sarah Micallef – 31st December 2016

Having recently announced the upcoming launch of his first food outlet, Crust, in 2017, celebrity chef and young entrepreneur Sean Gravina speaks about his journey so far, and what he hopes to achieve within his new bakery.

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Martina Said – 30th December 2016

Key players within the local banking sector make their projections for the coming year in the recently released Economic Vision 2017. Paul Mifsud, Managing Director at Sparkasse Bank Malta plc shares his thoughts.

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Sarah Micallef – 29th December 2016

Popular burger chain New York Best has been a runaway success since the first restaurant opened its doors in 2011, with four buzzing eateries currently under its belt. Founder and young entrepreneur Tommy Diacono reveals his recipe for success.

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Martina Said – 28th December 2016

Heads of leading local banks divulge what’s in store for the sector in the coming year in the recently released Economic Vision 2017. HSBC Bank Malta plc Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Beane, weighs in.

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Martina Said – 26th December 2016

Leading industry players within the local banking sector share their thoughts on the coming year in the recently released Economic Vision 2017. Here’s Mario Mallia, Chief Executive Officer at Bank of Valletta’s take.

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Jo Caruana – 25th December 2016

From parties and socialising to intimate family celebrations, three of Malta’s best-known entrepreneurs share what they love most about the festive season.

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Martina Said – 24th December 2016

The heads of leading banks shared their valuable insight on what to expect from the banking sector in the coming year in the recently released Economic Vision 2017. Here’s what Marcel Cassar, Chief Executive Officer at APS Bank Limited had to say.

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18th December 2016 – Marie-Claire Grima

In more than 50 years of service, former ambassador and career diplomat Salv Stellini has seen Malta go from a British colony to a thriving, independent member state of the European Union from the very frontlines. He speaks about Malta’s difficult wilderness years, rehabilitating its image in the eyes of the West, and ushering in a new era of peace and prosperity.

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Sarah Micallef – 13th December 2016

Recently appointed Central Bank of Malta Governor Dr Mario Vella speaks out about the state of affairs of the banking sector and local economy.

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Martina Said – 20th November 2016

With an almost 30-year career under his belt as a lecturer at the University of Malta, chemistry professor Alfred Vella has seen the institution grow and change with the times. As the new Rector of the University, he reveals his priorities for the coming years, upcoming and future projects, as well as forming alliances with new kids on the block.

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Sarah Micallef – 30th October 2016

Former judge, human rights expert, author and historian Giovanni Bonello has worn many caps in his 80 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Here, the man behind the landmark cases and history books, tells the story of his impressive career and many passions.

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23rd October 2016 – Jo Caruana

There’s no denying this is an exciting time for the tourism sector in Malta – but can its growth be sustained? Malta Tourism Authority chairman Gavin Gulia believes that it can, and it will.

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Sarah Micallef – 15th October 2016

Local shipping industry giant Sullivan Maritime recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, but the family behind it, whose name has become synonymous with shipping in Malta, has links to the industry that go back for generations. CEO Ernest E. Sullivan reveals how much the sector has changed over the years, and what lies ahead.