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  • The write stuff

    The write stuff

    Back in 2014, the Economist Group reported that 93 per cent of companies were planning to maintain or increase their investment in content creation. Does that surprise you? I’m sure that at some point you must have come across the often repeated...

  • International tax and wealth management

    Blevins Franks specialises in providing holistic financial planning solutions for cross-border tax planning, estate planning, investment management, pensions planning and asset protection. Blevins Franks helps its clients preserve the value of...

  • Cities where living is capital

    Cities where living is capital

    The 18th Mercer Quality of Life study has ranked Vienna as the world’s best city to live in. In the same study, Baghdad was found to be the worst city to live in, while London, Paris and New York did not feature in the top 35. Paris, in...

  • Master your employment opportunities

    Master your employment opportunities

    Following the 2008 worldwide economic meltdown, many executives who lost their jobs noticed that even though they had years of practical experience in management, some either had outdated qualifications or just a first degree, with which they had...

  • Helping Maltese businesses write a new trade finance agenda

    Helping Maltese businesses write a new trade finance agenda

    More than 50 per cent of available financing in the Malta Trade for Growth (MTFG) Fund has been taken up. The €75 million MTFG was launched in June 2015 to provide support for Malta-based businesses seeking new export success after the first €50...

  • Finding your business

    Finding your business

    Location information is at the core of 21st century businesses. This is because of a number of technologies which are reliant on knowing exactly what is where and the smartphone boom which promotes location based services through social media,...

  • Leading from the front

    Leading from the front

    What are your personal traits that helped you assume management positions? Christine Apap: I consider myself lucky enough to have had mentors at various stages of my working life. I remain grateful to these mentors because they saw potential in me...

  • The Russian connection

    The Russian connection

    New contacts between Russian and Maltese businesses could contribute to the further development of mutually beneficial trade and economic bilateral relations, Patrick O’Brien says. Since Russia and Malta established diplomatic relations 49 years...

  • Communicating your value proposition

    Communicating your value proposition

    “At Misco, we believe in the importance of employers nurturing their employees because by doing this, they can secure that their best talent stays and eventually enjoy a long-term positive effect on the employer’s brand,” Josianne Avellino from...

  • New partners at Busuttil & Micallef

    Kurt Said has been appointed as partner within the tax department of boutique firm Busuttil & Micallef. Kurt is an ACCA graduate and holds a Diploma in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. He is also a practising auditor and a member of...

  • A unique entertainment destination

    A unique entertainment destination

    When was the company set up and with what aims? The company began its journey in 2006 when our CEO Alexander Stevendahl created a successful affiliate site, crazyrakeback.se. Then in 2007 Mattias Sesemann and Magnus Hyltingö acquired shares in the...

  • Brexit not such a sterling idea

    Brexit not such a sterling idea

    Following British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new settlement with the EU, the British pound lost over three per cent to below $1.40. Moreover, analysts are predicting that the pound will continue falling, perhaps as low as $1.30 - this would be...

  • The strength of experience

    The strength of experience

    England Insurance Agency was established in 1981 in line with new legislation and previously operated under different names. e agency is now in its third generation and is also in its 24th year as agents for Mapfre Middlesea plc, which makes it...

  • Eastern manufacturing goes south

    Eastern manufacturing goes south

    January was not a good month for China’s manufacturing sector as activity shrank at its fastest rate in almost three and a half years. Figures show how the official purchasing managers’ index stood at 49.4 in January, compared to December’s...

  • The rules of attraction

    The rules of attraction

    For the around 25,000 foreigners working and living in Malta, the combination of an efficient business climate, excellent infrastructure and a driven workforce are solid indicators as to why Malta was voted the third best country for expatriates...

  • 11 years of growth and counting

    11 years of growth and counting

    Tipico’s origins lie with a group of childhood friends in Germany in the late 1990s. Some were experts in bookmaking, and others well versed in software and hardware development. They teamed up with one of the leading lawyers in the German...

  • Welcome home

    Welcome home

    In recent years, Malta has become a popular base for online gaming companies. In fact, there are currently more than 500 licensed operators, representing more than 10 per cent of the global online gaming market. Some may argue that companies are...

  • Your future is now

    Your future is now

    Personal pension plans help you maintain your lifestyle even after you retire, Stuart Fairbairn, chief officer business development, MSV Life, says. In the past years, we’ve been hearing a lot about how the pensions system is not sustainable and...

  • A drive for entrepreneurship

    A drive for entrepreneurship

    Thursday, November 19 was no ordinary school day for 150 Form 5 students from 40 schools across Malta and Gozo. These students were the guests of honour at Budding Rockstars, an event that was aimed at igniting an entrepreneurship spark among the...

  • A trusted partner

    A trusted partner

    Starting a business is a big step that is not for the faint of heart. Entrepreneurs who take this step are usually driven by a strong sense of purpose and have a tenacity that steers them to take up the challenge and dominate the niche that they...

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