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Gearing up for new screening measures for FDI

Jul 2020

Foreign Direct Investment or better known as FDI basically comprises an investment affected by eithe...

Jurgen Dalli

Junior Legal Associate, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Swift agreement needed on next EU Budget

Jul 2020

Following the European Commission’s new proposal to top-up the EU Budget with a Recovery Fund of €75...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

Grant Thornton Survey highlights the impact of COVID-19 on Malta’s new norm

Jul 2020

A nationwide survey carried out by Grant Thornton Malta’s Transaction Advisory Services team has sho...

George Vella

Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton Malta

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Discretionary portfolio management in these unprecedented times

Jun 2020

Following the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures taken by authorities and governments all over the w...

Michael Grech

Chairman, Michael Grech Financial Investment Services Ltd

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Maltese Success Story: Acunetix - World Leading in Cybersecurity

Jun 2020

Acunetix is a global web security leader which is trusted by many Fortune 500 companies from the mos...

Robin Cutajar

Marketing & Brand Executive, Newtech

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Accounting considerations for Online Payments

Jun 2020

The obligatory closure of the majority of the shops in Malta due to the novel coronavirus meant that...

Alexandra Abela

Accounts Manager, E&S Group

BLOGS

Navigating the pandemic through Bitpod podcasts

Jun 2020

Driven by the ever-growing need for innovation, last year PKF Malta founded the initiative “Bitpod” ...

Miriam Sultana

Head of Economics Advisory, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Encouraging Employee Growth

Jun 2020

Employees are always seeking new opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally. In fact,...

Francois Grech

Director, Brightspark

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The Time to Innovate is Now

Jun 2020

We are creatures of habit and long for our comfort zone. Yet, we all know that growth happens outsid...

Corinne Fenech

Innovation Consultant and Trainer, TinkTings.com

BLOGS

Which is the impact of the pandemic situation in relation to the iGaming sector?

Jun 2020

The iGaming sector is constantly developing due to diverse technological developments and new trends...

Sara Leka

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

Will the European Green Deal survive COVID-19?

Jun 2020

EU climate policy has gained more traction in recent years, particularly since the 2016 Paris COP2...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

A marketing perspective to Post-COVID 19 recovery

May 2020

Whilst the measures imposed by the health authorities and the state as a consequence of the COVID-19...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

Green and Blue Bonds

May 2020

Green bonds are typically used to fund projects whose aim is to have a beneficial impact on the clim...

Anton John Mifsud

Head of Legal, E&S Consultancy Limited

BLOGS

Covid-19: Looking beyond the immediate crisis

May 2020

The sheer speed by which Covid-19 has travelled and created havoc throughout the globe in only a mat...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

Survival of manufacturing firms

Apr 2020

As the Covid-19 takes its toll indiscriminately across the regions of the world, problems for local ...

Elysia Rezki

Junior Legal Associate, PKF

BLOGS

Changes brought about by the 5th AML Directive

Apr 2020

The 5th AML Directive (5th AMLD) which came into force on the 10th of January 2020 partly amends EU ...

Mervin Zammit

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

The impact of IFRS16 on business valuations

Apr 2020

Companies which report their financial statements under IFRSs, and are undergoing their 2019 audit, ...

Michael J. Agius

Manager - Transaction Advisory Services, Grant Thornton Malta

BLOGS

VAT considerations in light of COVID-19

Apr 2020

The novel COVID-19, which has been officially declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisatio...

Antoinette Muscat

VAT Manager, E&S Group

BLOGS

Thinking of valuing your company – read on

Mar 2020

There are many motives for which private companies may be valued. These may include sale of prospect...

Alex Dougan

Auditor, PKF

BLOGS

We will continue to monitor the situation closely

Mar 2020

As you are aware, the country is going through unprecedented times, which are requiring unprecedente...

David Xuereb

President, Malta Chamber

BLOGS

Temporary suspension of Cyprus Golden passport scheme

Mar 2020

Over the past year, the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment (CIP) scheme has endured a thorny chain of...

Elysia Rezki

Junior Legal Associate, PKF

BLOGS

AML Deadline Approaches – Don’t be an April Fool

Mar 2020

An REQ (‘risk evaluation questionnaire’) is an annual regulatory submission related to Anti-Money La...

Martina Scalpello

Senior Manager - Risk & Compliance, ARQ Group

BLOGS

MFSA’s Corporate Governance Consultation

Feb 2020

On 5th February the MFSA published a discussion paper containing proposals to update Malta’s corpora...

Dominic Fisher

Head of Risk & Compliance, ARQ

BLOGS

Re-domiciliation of companies - a Maltese law perspective

Feb 2020

Re-domiciliation is a process whereby a company registered in a particular jurisdiction is continued...

Jeanine Schembri

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

Are Blockchain and Competition Law Compatible?

Feb 2020

Blockchain technology, somewhat an analogous landscape to that of search engines and e-commerce plat...

Jade Fenech

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

European solutions for global challenges

Jan 2020

Following a strong mandate by the European Parliament’s plenary at the end of November, the new Coll...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

Is Blockchain Technology the solution for current tax compliance challenges?

Jan 2020

Traditionally tax compliance has always been a cumbersome process for both the taxpayers as well as ...

Antonella Lia

Director of Accounts, E&S Group

BLOGS

2020 – Green New Deal

Jan 2020

Climate change is the defining challenge of this century. European citizens are increasingly voicing...

Elysia Rezki

Junior Legal Associate, PKF

BLOGS

Initial Exchange Offerings: increased investor confidence and transparency

Dec 2019

Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs) are currently one of the means of fundraising in the fintech indus...

Sara Leka

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

Is Europe expecting a slow down next year?

Dec 2019

Europe‘s prognosis for 2020 is set to face a cautious recession. Dire slowdowns of major European ec...

Elysia Rezki

Junior Legal Associate, PKF

BLOGS

Encouraging Employee Growth

Nov 2019

Employees are always seeking new opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally. In fact,...

Francois Grech

Director, Brightspark

BLOGS

UYK (Understanding Your Client) vs. KYC (Know Your Client)

Nov 2019

By far numerous sectors within the ambit of the fintech industry, iGaming, commercial and investment...

Deborah Vella

Client Relationship Manager and Head of Business Development, E&S Group

BLOGS

Malta introduces rules on tax consolidation

Oct 2019

As from 2020, groups of companies may vote among themselves to be considered as one fiscal unit in t...

Luana Farrugia

Senior Manager - Tax, ARQ Group

BLOGS

Food prices increases are the result of a number of factors

Oct 2019

There are many interpretations to these increases, but when one analyses the figures in greater deta...

Andre' Fenech

Head of Policy Development, The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry

BLOGS

Can a commercial Cannabis industry eventually overtake gaming in Malta?

Oct 2019

Similarly, to other countries such as Australia, Canada and the Czech Republic, Malta has chosen to ...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Non-cash considerations for allotments of shares

Oct 2019

Our Companies Act provides that a company may only issue new shares against a consideration which co...

Anton John Mifsud

Head of Legal, E&S Consultancy Limited

BLOGS

Succession planning in family businesses

Sep 2019

In Malta most local businesses are family owned and manage. Many of the businesses are passed from ...

Michael Warrington

CEO, AX Group

BLOGS

Why should businesses care about cyber crime?

Sep 2019

Internet security may likely not be a top priority when running your business but neglecting the dan...

Sergio Pisani

Police Inspector

BLOGS

Human Resources is more than just Payroll Management

Sep 2019

Human Resources and Payroll Management both hold a key role in an employee’s employment experience. ...

Francois Grech

Director, Brightspark

BLOGS

Technology and Legal Personality

Sep 2019

This article is being published in furtherance to the article published on the 11th July 2019: ‘To r...

Jade Fenech

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

European travel woes in a no-deal Brexit

Aug 2019

It is no surprise that the EU would no longer permit in case of a no-deal scenario intra airline ser...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Marketing theory and practice – some personal perspectives

Aug 2019

Studying management is a means to an end of contributing towards the running of a successful busines...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

Igniting Team Performance

Jul 2019

Team performance is often a concern for just about every organisation, with Management and HR Profes...

Francois Grech

Director, Brightspark

BLOGS

The Most Attractive EU Jurisdictions where to establish an iGaming Business

Jul 2019

The iGaming industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors, expected to grow to €25 billion...

Deborah Vella

Client Relationship Manager and Head of Business Development, E&S Group

BLOGS

To regulate or not to regulate

Jul 2019

From the Merkle trees in 1992, to the birth of the first blockchain in 2008, and to today’s widespre...

Jade Fenech

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

The Protection of Human Rights in Competition Proceedings

Jun 2019

A decision of the Constitutional Court of Malta delivered on the 3rd May 2016, confirmed there was a...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The essence of bareboat charter registration under Maltese Law

Jun 2019

Commercially, a bareboat charter transaction takes the form of a lease agreement for a fixed period ...

Jeanine Schembri

Legal Associate, E&S Group

BLOGS

Blockchain could be the next break-through in Europe

Jun 2019

When we talk about digitalization, the Blockchain brings us to a whole new level. The so-called dist...

Jörg Eugster

Best-selling Author and Blogger

BLOGS

Waving the flag for the Single Market after Brexit

Jun 2019

There is little doubt that when we talk about the EU, one of the first things that springs to mind i...

Mark Seychell

Senior Advisor for Internal Market and Legal Affairs at the Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

Making a success of EU membership: 15 years on

Jun 2019

Membership of the European Union was possibly the most divisive political question since our Indepen...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

State Aid –a catalyst for growth.

May 2019

Survival of Air Malta is essential for our small island.

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Business Aspirations For The European Elections And The Next EU Mandate

May 2019

With hundreds of MEPs affiliated with political groups of different ideology and emanating from memb...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

India – the biggest democracy goes to the polls

May 2019

The government in India is currently occupied by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Guidance And Services To Seek From Your Advisors

Apr 2019

Helping the family navigate at the crossroads of the determined strategy an emerging issue requires ...

Nadine Lia

Regulator for Family Businesses

BLOGS

Making A Difference In An Increasingly Challenging Economic Environment

Apr 2019

The past few weeks have been a very exciting time for the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and ...

David Xuereb

President, Malta Chamber

BLOGS

Important Ideas Within The Sphere Of Intellectual Property

Apr 2019

Safeguarding your ideas is vital to your business process, whether it’s in the form of a trade name,...

Deborah Vella

Client Relationship Manager and Head of Business Development, E&S Group

BLOGS

Succession Planning – It's Not Just About Writing Your Will

Apr 2019

One should approach succession planning in a family business not by thinking about when you are read...

Nadine Lia

Regulator for Family Businesses

BLOGS

Malta – A Maritime Perspective

Apr 2019

Located along the Mediterranean’s principal shipping routes, Malta has established itself as one of ...

Antoinette Muscat

VAT Manager, E&S Group

BLOGS

For Business, Europe Is Not An Option, But A Necessity

Apr 2019

While the renewal of the EU is clearly progressive and certainly needed, with the loss of our strong...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

Discretionary Portfolio Management

Apr 2019

When clients seek to invest their wealth, they often require experts to manage their investment port...

Giovanni Cachia

BLOGS

Communication In The Family Business

Apr 2019

In family businesses, the ability to communicate openly about issues critical to both the business a...

Nadine Lia

Regulator for Family Businesses

BLOGS

The Reform Of MFSA And Implementation Of Vision 2021

Apr 2019

One welcomes the new financial crime compliance plan Vision 2021 announced by the Malta Financial Se...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Planning A Family Vs Planning A Family For Business

Mar 2019

The decision to turn an enterprise into a family business by bringing one's children into ownership ...

Nadine Lia

Regulator for Family Businesses

BLOGS

Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket

Mar 2019

Business diversification can open up a number of opportunities, but the risks and uncertainty tied t...

Albert Bonello

Chief Financial Officer, AX Group

BLOGS

Tax Is EU Member States’ Sovereignty

Mar 2019

For small and peripheral EU states, losing full sovereignty on tax matters will have huge repercussi...

Simon De Cesare

President, Malta Business Bureau

BLOGS

The Evolution Of Malta's Rental Market

Mar 2019

The Maltese population generally leans towards home-ownership, and though this may be influenced by ...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

In Figures - 2018 For the Family Business Office

Mar 2019

Pythagoras once said that numbers rule the universe.

Nadine Lia

Regulator for Family Businesses

BLOGS

Malta Cannot Be Complacent About Populism

Feb 2019

We should not assume that Malta will escape the rising tide of populism without pre-emptive action.

Patrick J. O'Brien

Communications Director, Exante

BLOGS

Jobs In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Feb 2019

There are really only two human enterprises: creation and implementation.

David Galea

Chief Executive Officer, BEAT

BLOGS

Are Self-Driving Cars Going Anywhere?

Feb 2019

What appeared to be science-fiction not so long ago is becoming reality with the advent of self-driv...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The Evolving Role of the Corporate Lawyer

Feb 2019

Today, the legal function within the organisation plays a far more critical role than it did in the ...

David Wain

Chief Legal Officer, AX Group

BLOGS

The Capital Markets Boom

Feb 2019

The primary role of capital markets is to match the needs of organisations seeking funding with the ...

Darin Pace

Head of Capital Markets, Calamatta Cuschieri

BLOGS

A Europe We'll Be Proud Of

Jan 2019

The central question we want to see taking centre-stage in the upcoming campaign is how can we contr...

Frank V. Farrugia

BLOGS

The IoT Blockchain Integration Perspective

Jan 2019

When you combine Blockchain and IoT, you have a common practicality: a distributed internet of thing...

Kurt Rizzo

Business Analyst at BEAT Limited

BLOGS

Renewed Effort Needed to Implement Green Procurement

Jan 2019

Governments can lead by example and given their extensive purchasing power, can shape patterns of gr...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Innovation And Its Applications In Telecoms

Jan 2019

Every business leader agrees that innovation is important, yet nobody can quite seem to agree on wha...

Beppe Vella

Product Innovation Senior Executive at Vodafone Malta.

BLOGS

Malta's Commerce Agreement with China

Jan 2019

From the day of the One Belt, One Road initiativeinauguration, the Maltese government has shown inte...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

IoT And The Future Of Jobs

Dec 2018

The rise of automation through AI means that machines are already able to do many jobs previously do...

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

The Importance Of A Robust Telecom Infrastructure In iGaming

Dec 2018

The telecom industry is continuously evolving so as to provide cutting edge technology, enabling the...

Marcel Grech Mallia

Corporate and Marketing Enterprise Manager at Vodafone Malta

BLOGS

More Than One Way To Teach A Language

Dec 2018

There many different methods and even theories on how languages should be taught. I have asked thre...

Mark Ransley

Founder and Director, EEC-ITIS Malta

BLOGS

The Social Good Foundation – A Blockchain Marvel Discovers Malta

Dec 2018

The Social Good Foundation is a company whose ICO raised an impressive $30 million from overseas pri...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

EU Budget: The Right Priorities

Nov 2018

The European institutions are currently negotiating the Future EU Budget, a multiannual financial fr...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

BLOGS

The risks of embracing IoT

Nov 2018

As the IoT ecosystem expands, so does the attack surface which can be exploited by cybercriminals.

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

We’re On The Right Track, But We Can Do More

Nov 2018

At a time of unprecedented GDP growth in the country, the Budget did not seem to give a long-term di...

Kevin J. Borg

Director General, Malta Chamber

BLOGS

Leapfrogging Into The Future With IoT

Nov 2018

The concept reflects the fact that the physical and digital worlds are continuously merging together...

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

The Time To Act Is Now

Oct 2018

We often used to joke about trends and technology being well past their expiry date by the time they...

Frank V. Farrugia

BLOGS

The Narrowband-Internet of Things Can Save Your Business Time And Money

Oct 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a mere buzzword.

Beppe Vella

Product Innovation Senior Executive at Vodafone Malta.

BLOGS

Taking Family Business Success to the Next Level

Oct 2018

Even though I am still navigating my way through the complexities of a family business, I have learn...

Denise Xuereb

Construction Director, AX Construction Ltd

BLOGS

The Sun, The Moon And Green Energy

Oct 2018

All lines of evidence taken together make it an unambiguous conclusion that the increase in carbon d...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The Cashless Banking Revolution

Oct 2018

Anyone employed in a banking environment will know how time-consuming the physical handling of money...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Is Your Financial Planning Match Fit For Today's World?

Oct 2018

Today’s economic and political climate presents many challenges to both protecting and growing your ...

Jean Chapelle

Regional Manager, Blevins Franks

BLOGS

Languages – The Key To Thriving In The 21st Century

Sep 2018

Imagine the things you would do, if you could at least master another language.

Mark Ransley

Founder and Director, EEC-ITIS Malta

BLOGS

EVOLUTION – An Organisational Advancement Formula

Sep 2018

Any transformation initiative will at some point or other affect the way people do things, the way p...

David Galea

Chief Executive Officer, BEAT

BLOGS

Harnessing The Power Of Unified Communications For Operational Efficiency

Sep 2018

When the purpose, scope and objective of novel technologies are explained in a clear manner, one is ...

Marcel Grech Mallia

Corporate and Marketing Enterprise Manager at Vodafone Malta

BLOGS

On The Competition Amendment Act Of 2017

Sep 2018

Cartel enforcement appeals and damages actions in the Maltese islands are being overhauled, and rece...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Innovation In Teaching Tourism And Hospitality

Aug 2018

A more skilled and inquisitive labour force means that we may have just acquired the tools to be mor...

Mark Ransley

Founder and Director, EEC-ITIS Malta

BLOGS

Population Growth – A Mixed Blessing

Aug 2018

Population growth is a matter that has lately been rising to the top of the country’s agenda.

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The Individual As The Driver Of Change

Aug 2018

Both the stimuli for change and the way change is perceived and handled will vary dramatically from ...

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

Avoiding A Supply/Demand Mismatch In The Property Market

Jul 2018

Whilst rising prices are typically a sign of positive growth, a sustained increase in house prices s...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The Importance Of Supporting Frontline Staff

Jul 2018

In the eyes of your customers, your frontline staff is the face of the company, where first impressi...

John Montanaro

SME/SOHO Development and Support Manager, Vodafone Malta

BLOGS

The Move Towards Lean Digitalisation

Jul 2018

It is an undeniable fact that we are currently seeing the evolution of businesses towards the use of...

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

Digital Disruption – Should You Be Concerned?

Jul 2018

As disruption envelops organisations across industries, we will probably need to put aside our manag...

David Galea

Chief Executive Officer, BEAT

BLOGS

Shout Out About Your CSR Commitments!

Jun 2018

While some companies take action to fulfil their social and environmental responsibilities, they the...

Roberta Lepre

Dr Roberta Lepre is a warranted advocate and CSR consultant at www.weaveconsulting.eu

BLOGS

Latvia Banks - Enter The Three Ugly Sisters

Jun 2018

Latvia is currently awash with allegations of money laundering and corruption, arising out of illici...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

How Practicing Good Ethics Can Help Your Business

Jun 2018

Organisations can use the marketing route in its day-to-day operations, to communicate the vision, m...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

More Youth Investment In EU's Second Education Package

Jun 2018

Building upon the first Education Package released in January 2018, the latest set of initiatives pu...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

BLOGS

It Might Soon Be Easier For Start-Ups In The EU To Attract Cross-Border Funding

Jun 2018

The European Commission has put forward new rules that will help crowdfunding platforms to grow acro...

Matthew Caruana

Manager of Zaar

BLOGS

Cryptocurencies Under MiFID II And MiFIR

Jun 2018

Cryptocurrency CFDs could officially become reportable under MiFID II - it is up to the EU regulator...

James Camilleri

Legal Officer, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Taking Our Concerns To Cabinet

May 2018

Members in all the three of our economic groups are presently united in facing a common challenge – ...

Frank V. Farrugia

BLOGS

Integrating Diversity Management Into Your CSR Strategy

May 2018

Companies that want to survive current challenges understand that operating sustainably not only ben...

Roberta Lepre

Dr Roberta Lepre is a warranted advocate and CSR consultant at www.weaveconsulting.eu

BLOGS

Extended Paternity Leave – What's In It For Employers?

May 2018

Numerous studies around the world have shown time and again that increasing paternity leave gets men...

Dollsy Darmanin

Head of Human Resources, Vodafone Malta

BLOGS

VAT Customer Care Services Integrated Within Business 1st

May 2018

The one-stop-shop at Business 1st has achieved another milestone with the integration of the VAT cus...

Paul Baldacchino

Chief Officer, Business First

BLOGS

BPMN: An Insight Into The Language Of Business Process Models

May 2018

BPMN has been credited with facilitating the understanding of the performance collaborations and bus...

Rebecca Agius

Business Analyst, BEAT

BLOGS

Using Promotional Branded Items To Increase Visibility And Connect With Clients

Apr 2018

When you’re planning your marketing strategy, the obvious priorities are building people’s awareness...

Marta Bugala

Administration and Marketing Executive, CorporateGiftsMalta

BLOGS

How To Avoid Falling Into The Business Owner's Trap

Apr 2018

Some view having your own business as liberating and relieving - however, this is rarely ever the ca...

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

BLOGS

Legislating Work-Life Balance In The EU – An Employers' View

Apr 2018

The EU’s approach should be also focusing more on promoting more investment in childcare and elderly...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

BLOGS

Public Relations – A Tool To Build And Maintain Relationships

Apr 2018

Public Relations (PR) is a tool which organisations can use to build and maintain image, reputation ...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

The evolution of BPM, and the road ahead

Apr 2018

Many of today’s management veterans remember the days when processes were stored inside people’s hea...

Rebecca Agius

Business Analyst, BEAT

BLOGS

Tax Harmonisation Invokes A One-Size-Fits-All Approach

Apr 2018

Larger EU member states want tax harmonisation, and some fear that a stalemate brought by opposition...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

How Strategic CSR Can Be Used As A Cost-Saving Measure

Mar 2018

The premise that CSR is a luxury afforded only to very large companies is a fallacy. Indeed, small ...

Roberta Lepre

Dr Roberta Lepre is a warranted advocate and CSR consultant at www.weaveconsulting.eu

BLOGS

Qualified Staff And Continuous Training

Mar 2018

Companies cannot afford to employ staff without education or wait for them to learn only through exp...

Mark Ransley

Founder and Director, EEC-ITIS Malta

BLOGS

Venture Capital – Not Just A Cinderella Story For Start-Ups

Mar 2018

The concept of venture capital has proven to be one of the most successful financing concepts in the...

Miriam Sultana

Head of Economics Advisory, PKF Malta

BLOGS

The Importance of Good Succession Planning for Business Survival

Mar 2018

How dependent on you is your business? Would it operate as efficiently without your constant presenc...

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

BLOGS

Getting things done, the best way possible

Feb 2018

An organisation is built on the three pillars of people, technology and process.

Rebecca Agius

Business Analyst, BEAT

BLOGS

Three Key Factors To Successful Strategic Planning

Feb 2018

Strategic planning is an essential dogma for successful businesses. However, simply creating a great...

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

BLOGS

Putting Education Back On The EU's Agenda

Feb 2018

The European Commission has published a new education package comprising of three proposals that see...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

BLOGS

PKF Invites Members To Visit The CIC Thought Leadership Centre In Rotterdam

Feb 2018

PKF has the pleasure and privilege of inviting interested persons to visit the Cambridge Innovation ...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Marketing In A Digital World

Jan 2018

Has marketing become digital? The answer is decisively no. Is digital important in marketing? Of cou...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

Financial literacy - the difference between success and failure

Jan 2018

Financial literacy – or having the skills, knowledge and resources to manage your finances properly ...

Matthew Caruana

Manager of Zaar

BLOGS

China, Like Malta, Offers Visas To Lure Talented Investors

Jan 2018

In the last few years, Chinese immigration has become an interesting topic, primarily due to a keen ...

Michela Mifsud

Junior Legal Associate at PKF

BLOGS

The Importance of Assessing Staff Engagement Within Your Company

Jan 2018

Having strong engagement within a company yields better results in general

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

BLOGS

The Individual As The Driver Of Change

Jan 2018

Change remains one of the most topical – and in many ways, still controversial – aspects of organisa...

Joseph Micallef

Chief Operations Officer at BEAT

BLOGS

The shifting sands of our financial services sector

Jan 2018

At a slow but unrelenting pace, the mood for change in Europe is getting stronger following the BEPS...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Sustaining the Valletta 2018 effect

Dec 2017

Now that Valletta 2018 is round the corner, it is satisfying to note that the build-up of marketing ...

Paul Bugeja

CEO of the Malta Tourism Authority

BLOGS

2018: A Critical Year For The EU To Deliver

Dec 2017

When one looks back at President Juncker’s 10 political guidelines that were set at the beginning of...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

BLOGS

Corporate Anniversaries – More Than A Reason To Party

Dec 2017

It pays organisations to capitalise on special occasions with elements which contribute to and/or ar...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

BLOGS

Excelling At The Foundations Of Your Business

Dec 2017

For a business to be successful, it is crucial for there to be continued incremental improvements in...

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

BLOGS

Meeting The Challenge Of Business Process Digitisation

Dec 2017

Thanks to digitisation, companies are racing to migrate ‘analog’ approaches to customers, products, ...

David Galea

Chief Executive Officer, BEAT

BLOGS

Can We Derive Renewable Energy From Floating Sea Panels?

Dec 2017

How can we tell if the constant barrage in the media to combat climate change is not another hoax li...

George Mangion

Senior Partner, PKF Malta

BLOGS

Commitment vs Contractual Obligations

Dec 2017

Any success story has an equally interesting story of commitment by one or more that have chosen to ...

Peter Zammit

Managing Director, iAS Limited

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10 steps to successful business growth

Nov 2017

The following 10-step framework has been devised to help small and medium businesses and their leade...

Daniel Bugeja

Business Doctor

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Constitutional Reform, Now

Nov 2017

True and free journalism is indispensable in any modern democracy as it safeguards morality and ethi...

Frank V. Farrugia

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How To Make Sponsorships Beneficial To Your Organisation

Nov 2017

Sponsorships can in be effectively used by organisations, whether profit or non-profit making, to ac...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Malta's Future Out Of The Box

Oct 2017

On 25th October I had the privilege of addressing a national event of great proportion – EY’s Annual...

Frank V. Farrugia

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Competing For Talent In The Big League: Adopting A Legitimate Distinctiveness Approach

Oct 2017

In recent years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have emerged from the periphery in govern...

Etienne Borg Cardona

Founding partner, Capital Advisory Limited

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Why Marketing is a People Business – A Personal Point of View

Sep 2017

"I am a believer that marketing is a people business."

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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The Future for all is Europe

Aug 2017

Over the past decade the EU was unknowingly on track – or most would say in denial – towards a slow ...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

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Why Designers Should Consider Health And Safety

Aug 2017

61 per cent of deaths at work and 15 per cent of serious injuries in Malta occur within the construc...

Peter Zammit

Managing Director, iAS Limited

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Grassroot-Level Issues At Top-Most Priority

Aug 2017

It was my great pleasure as President of the Malta Chamber to welcome the Prime Minister of Malta Dr...

Frank V. Farrugia

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The Business Value of Meetings

Aug 2017

Business meetings yield real, tangible bottom-line results that can’t be achieved any other way.

Nadine Pecorella

Co-founder, Bloom!

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Family Business Succession - Not The Whole Story

Aug 2017

Family firms are in fashion. Everyone seems to like them – management thinkers, politicians and the ...

Etienne Borg Cardona

Founding partner, Capital Advisory Limited

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Blockchain: Enabling the Democritisation of Real Estate Property Listings

Jul 2017

Blockchain can eliminate the inefficiencies currently plaguing the property search process, empoweri...

Claudine Cassar

Leader, Deloitte Digital Malta.

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EVOLUTION – An Organisational Advancement Formula

Jul 2017

Irrespective of the size or type of operation, any organisation must be well prepared to undertake a...

David Galea

Chief Executive Officer, BEAT

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Reflections On Malta's Six-Month EU Presidency

Jul 2017

Over time, Malta will be able to look back, observe and appreciate the outcomes of reforms implement...

Daniel Debono

EU Affairs Manager, Head of MBB's Brussels Representation Office

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Why A Comfortable Employee Is A Productive Employee

Jul 2017

As an employer or business owner with employees working in an office environment, cost efficiency is...

James Busuttil

Design Consultant, Dex Workspaces

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'Me to We' or 'We to Me'?

Jul 2017

When we become a manager for the first time however we have to perform a necessary shift in mindset ...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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Marketing Budgets and Resources

Jul 2017

The implementation of a marketing plan and business projects needs financial back-up and hence requi...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Welcoming customers with disabilities

Jun 2017

The news that a visually impaired man with a guide dog was refused entry to a local eatery sparked a...

Kim Dalli

Corporate Affairs Senior Executive, Vodafone Malta

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BIM in the local construction industry

Jun 2017

Building information modelling (BIM) is a process involving the generation and management of digital...

Peter Zammit

Managing Director, iAS Limited

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A better work life balance for Europe's future

May 2017

‘How can I combine my private and professional life?’ – All parents and carers are confronted with t...

Marianne Thyssen & Vera Jourová

EU Commissioner for Employment & Social Affairs

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The Importance of Value Pricing

Apr 2017

Pricing is always an important consideration in business, especially in an environment of cut-throat...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Building Bridges

Mar 2017

The aim of any bridge is to span from point A to point B, hopefully providing a shorter route and sa...

Peter Zammit

Managing Director, iAS Limited

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Bad news does not age well

Mar 2017

By now we are all familiar with the colossal mistake that occurred during the 2017 Oscars. In my 30-...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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Europe's 60th Birthday

Mar 2017

On 25th March, leaders of the 27 EU member states (UK excluded) will gather in Rome, together with S...

Elena Grech

Head of the European Commission Representation in Malta

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5 office ideas that will make your team happier while boosting productivity

Feb 2017

It might sound painfully obvious, but you really shouldn’t stick people with different backgrounds a...

James Busuttil

Design Consultant, Dex Workspaces

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To invest or not to invest: Part 2

Feb 2017

Following the questions in Part 1, here are a few more questions you should ask yourself when thinki...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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The European single market and its four freedoms

Jan 2017

I am a firm believer in the EU project. I feel that there is a lot more that one can gain from being...

Alexia Zammit

Economist, European Commission Representation in Malta

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How to do more with less

Jan 2017

With a few extra steps, your workspace can be transformed into an inspiring, functional environment ...

James Busuttil

Design Consultant, Dex Workspaces

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To invest or not to invest: Part 1

Jan 2017

That is the question we are starting 2017 with. It is definitely not the existential problem that Sh...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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Defining a product from a marketing perspective

Jan 2017

Whilst most businesses carry out a number of effective marketing initiatives, the mindset of busines...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Warning: More investment support ahead!

Dec 2016

In my last contribution to this blog, I outlined the main characteristics of the Investment Plan for...

Ivan Ebejer

Economist, European Commission Representation in Malta

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Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment

Dec 2016

Recruiters are ever on the lookout for innovative techniques to attract and assess quality talent. A...

Etienne Gatt

IT & iGaming Recruitment Manager, KONNEKT

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Fintech revolution – opportunity knocks

Dec 2016

Tech and finance have managed to combine seamlessly to give rise to FinTech. Financial Technology, a...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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Minding the gap and smashing the glass ceiling

Nov 2016

Given that we’re moving into the year 2017, phenomena such as occupational sexism, wage discriminati...

Kim Dalli

Corporate Affairs Senior Executive, Vodafone Malta

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Gamification in recruitment

Nov 2016

The selection process in the world of recruitment has remained unchanged for decades, but is it the ...

Etienne Gatt

IT & iGaming Recruitment Manager, KONNEKT

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Was social policy neglected during the crisis?

Nov 2016

Many argue that the EU lost its social conscience during the recent economic and financial crisis. S...

Alexia Zammit

Economist, European Commission Representation in Malta

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Building a corporate identity and image

Nov 2016

Having an identity is important for all organisations, whether profit or nonprofit making. In financ...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Is HR the new marketing?

Nov 2016

Work-life balance is playing an increasingly pivotal role when companies formulate their HR strategi...

Etienne Gatt

IT & iGaming Recruitment Manager, KONNEKT

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The Case for a Work Place Pension (Part Two)

Oct 2016

Twelve years after the launch of the White Paper on pensions reform, Malta’s pension landscape remai...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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Noise: the invisible profit-killer in your office

Oct 2016

There's an invisible profit-killer running amok in your office. His name? Noise. His weapon of choic...

James Busuttil

Design Consultant, Dex Workspaces

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The Fintech industry and its Talent Pool

Oct 2016

Fintech seems to be the new buzz word the world over, and Malta is no different. Accenture reports t...

Lara Camilleri

Finance & Legal Assistant Recruitment Manager, KONNEKT

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Introducing Private Pension Plans

Oct 2016

In 2014, the Government passed legislation whereby individuals who choose to enter into a Private Pe...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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START-UPS HAVE BECOME A QUESTIONABLE FASHION – HOW DO WE FIX IT? (PART 2 OF 2)

Oct 2016

In part one, I addressed the problem of the ‘start-up fashion’ and why things can go quite wrong. Bu...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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The value and purpose of building a brand

Oct 2016

A brand is an asset of which value is measured by the percentage contribution to total profit. An or...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Saving for your retirement need not be a headache

Sep 2016

The pension conversation is a hot topic at the moment. In simple terms, it refers to ensuring that o...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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START-UPS HAVE BECOME A QUESTIONABLE FASHION – HOW DO WE FIX IT? (PART 1 OF 2)

Sep 2016

Are start-ups important? Yes, of course. But it looks like things can go quite wrong.

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Doubling down on investment

Sep 2016

In her last blog post, Elena Grech, Head of the European Commission Representation, outlined the mai...

Ivan Ebejer

Economist, European Commission Representation in Malta

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Home, sweet… office?

Sep 2016

Home offices have become increasingly popular in Malta, ever since speedy and secure internet connec...

James Busuttil

Design Consultant, Dex Workspaces

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The case for a work place pension (Part 1)

Sep 2016

The 2007 reforms acted, unequivocally, as a break on a pension system which, had it remained unchang...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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Quo Vadis Melita?

Sep 2016

Malta needs an economic and social development programme. These are words that I am choosing very ca...

Gordon Cordina

Economist

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EU, UK and the Brexit aftermath… the dust is settling

Aug 2016

Things are rarely as bad as they seem – the drama is not as big, and shouldn’t be dealt with in such...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Promoting and communicating a product on the market successfully

Aug 2016

A common perception of marketing, derived through what we see, read and hear about every day, is ass...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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Are your cyber defences effective in managing cyber risks?

Aug 2016

Cyber-attacks have been on the rise in the past 12 months, and business organisations in Malta have ...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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Women and Pensions

Aug 2016

There is universal acceptance that the labour market patterns of men and women are different. The pe...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its five disruptive forces (Part 7 of 7)

Aug 2016

What if much of our accumulated experience and education, familiar and comfortable mind-sets and dec...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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A marketing insight for business success

Jul 2016

The wider side of the marketing function within businesses is that, in principle, the needs and want...

Louis Olivieri

Marketing Specialist

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The rise of online trading

Jul 2016

The world of investments and finance is in constant evolution. Although market principles remain ste...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its five disruptive forces (Part 6 of 7)

Jul 2016

There is a significant structural shift to detect in globalisation – an impact which will overturn t...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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m-Government and Malta

Jul 2016

I must admit that I found the Green Paper on mobile government which the Malta Information Technolog...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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The European Semester: what it is and how it affects Malta

Jul 2016

The European Semester is the EU’s annual cycle of economic policy coordination. Each year, the Commi...

Alexia Zammit

Economist, European Commission Representation in Malta

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High-rise buildings: The new style of development

Jul 2016

Taking a quick look around, it’s impossible to overlook the tall buildings cropping up. The already ...

Gordon Cordina

Economist

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its five disruptive forces (Part 5 of 7)

Jul 2016

The fertility rate is falling, and the world’s population is greying dramatically both in developed ...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Brexit: not a complete surprise

Jun 2016

The European Union is the result of the ‘desire of the peoples of Europe to transcend their ancient ...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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The Need for Bi-Partisan Consensus for Fundamental Policy Reforms

Jun 2016

The two main political parties rarely converge on fundamental reforms necessary for the continued we...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its 5 disruptive forces (Part 4 of 7)

Jun 2016

Many new and arising disruptive technologies and developments are very welcome, but while a few are ...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Fintech for the Financial Services Sector

Jun 2016

Fintech, short for ‘financial technology’ seems to be the latest catchphrase in the financial servic...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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EU wide data protection law finalised

Jun 2016

Nowadays we are living in an information economy where interaction with individuals is assuming adde...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its 5 disruptive forces (Part 3 of 7)

Jun 2016

Today, even the pace of innovation seems to be on its edge, with technology and society evolving at ...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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The Brexit Prospect

Jun 2016

It may come to be but it will not last. With due apologies to John Donne, no country is an island… e...

Gordon Cordina

Economist

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An Investment Plan for Europe

May 2016

The current College of European Commissioners took office in November 2014, at a time when the first...

Elena Grech

Head of the European Commission Representation in Malta

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its five disruptive forces (Part 2 of 7)

May 2016

At the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s urban population was only 220 million, mainly acro...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Bring on the ‘ink’quisition: Can an employer ban tattoos or force employees to cover them?

May 2016

Following a recent publication in the Times of Malta, we are being asked on a regular basis whether ...

Matthew Brincat

Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates

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Occupational pension automatic enrolment: A model for Malta?

May 2016

2004 saw a wide-ranging reform of the pension system. The reform was not limited to the state pensio...

David Spiteri Gingell

Management Consultant

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Bridging the financing gap for SMEs

May 2016

It is an undeniable fact that an economy cannot grow and flourish unless SMEs are fully engaged in t...

Joyce Tabone

PR & Marketing, Bank of Valletta

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Economy 4.0: the global revolution and its five disruptive forces (Part 1 of 7)

May 2016

The world economy is changing at a pace never witnessed before in history. Is it all for the worse? ...

Reinhold M. Karner

Success advisor and mentor

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Accounting professionals – Where are they when you need them?

May 2016

Accountancy firms and similar professional services businesses (of all sizes) are not only competing...

Maria Micallef

Managing Partner, RSM Malta

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What business climate in Europe?

May 2016

The 22nd April is commemorated on an international level as Earth Day and, from that date up until 2...

Elena Grech

Head of the European Commission Representation in Malta

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A mark of excellence

May 2016

Over the 168 years of its lifetime, the Malta Chamber has constantly kept tabs on where Malta’s comm...

Kevin J. Borg

Director General, Malta Chamber

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Addicted to Growth

May 2016

The 6.3 per cent real economic growth registered in 2015 exceeded all expectations. This jump, which...

Gordon Cordina

Economist

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A national platform for CSR

Apr 2016

I was delighted to be approached to contribute as a blogger on this impressive business portal. It w...

Helga Ellul

CEO, Advise Ltd

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Future Technology in Buildings

Apr 2016

Regularly stuck in traffic, I keep wondering about wasted energy. Seeing the considerable time squan...

Mario Schembri

CEO, AIS Group

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