9th November 2018

In its reaction document, the Malta Chamber said Government was still lacking an overall holistic economic strategy for the country.

9th November 2018

The Chamber said that it was clear from the data published that the industry requires more attention.

Martina Said - 4th November 2018

However, if major cost drivers are left unchecked, it will lead to higher cost with no corresponding increase in productivity, says Maria Micallef, Managing Partner at RSM.

Martina Said - 4th November 2018

There was no mention of putting more national funds towards R&D initiatives in the Budget, says Marisa Xuereb, Managing Director of Raesch Quarz (Malta).

Martina Said - 3rd November 2018

The Maltese economy is managing to grow without the need of massive new interventions from Government and from the fiscal budget in particular, says economist Gordon Cordina.

Martina Said - 3rd November 2018

Budget 2019’s impact on local businesses was largely positive, but failed to address the country’s main challenges, says Chamber President Frank V. Farrugia.

23rd October 2018

“It shows no plan in the long-term, but only a series of cosmetic measures trying to hide the major issues,” Opposition leader Adrian Delia said.

FROM BUDGET 19

Live updates and commentary from the 2019 Budget as it is announced.

22nd October 2018

Prof Scicluna said that through the programmes Malta was attracting new investment, talent, and human resources.

22nd October 2018

The Malta Chamber welcomed this announcement, stating that it had been ‘one of the founding fathers of Tech MT’, through its ICT Business sector.

22nd October 2018

The Malta Chamber, which strongly believes in the family business as the backbone of the economy, warmly welcomed this development.

22nd October 2018

Malta Chamber reiterates compensatory measures needed in view of impact on the private sector.

22nd October 2018

The increase will be added onto the additional €2.33 weekly they will receive as this year's COLA, amounting to a total increase of €4.50 per week.

22nd October 2018

Finance Minister Edward Scicluna is currently giving the 2019 Budget speech from Parliament House.

22nd October 2018

The Malta Chamber followed the announcement of the National Budget for 2019 and these are its initial reactions.

22nd October 2018

The Ministry stated that this was a 6 per cent improvement over previous years.

22nd October 2018

The organisation argued that part of the taxes from development should go towards the conservation of ecological sites.

19th October 2018

The live videostream from Parliament will be accompanied by text updates and reactions.

16th October 2018

In total, the Malta Chamber made 30 key recommendations which include well over 60 practical measures for inclusion in the Budget document for 2019.

16th October 2018

BAG said its proposals could also contribute to a healthier workforce, which would be beneficial both for employers and the state.

16th October 2018

Forthcoming budget to introduce measures to help people who live in private rented housing.

15th October 2018

The weekly wage is expected to increase by a total of €3.33, resulting in a yearly increase of €173.16.

15th October 2018

The aim of the Justice and the Peace Commission is to study the evangelical aspects of justice and peace in a spirit of service towards the Church, its members and institutions.

9th October 2018

The Chamber also suggested that government should initiate a national debate on a new long-term economic, societal and environmental master plan for the country, post-2020.

FROM BUDGET19

18th September 2018

Chamber proposes to Government a series of recommendations, in thew run-up to Budget 2019, following an internal consultation process collecting feedback from committees and individual members.

13th September 2018

Quoting a 2017 KPMG report, Dr Muscat said that wealth was increasing thanks to the property sector.

FROM BUDGET 19

11th September 2018

Government pledged to continue its drive to address fiscal evasion, Blockchain legislation will be given priority in the coming years, and fintech and regtech will be developed further.

FROM BUDGET 19

The date of this year’s Budget was announced by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna during a consultancy session.

FROM BUDGET 19

7th August 2018

Prof. Scicluna was discussing the economic and financial outlook of the economy and the prospects for the upcoming Budget 2019 with the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD).