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  • Giving value to ideas

    Giving value to ideas

    We believe that great ideas should go far. It is our mission to provide the space for that to happen, says Karl Grech, Zaar crowdfunding platform manager. Zaar is Malta’s first crowdfunding platform. With various international crowdfunding...

  • Using wealth to improve the soul of humankind

    Using wealth to improve the soul of humankind

    APS chairman Emanuel Delia tells Ingrid Zerafa how the institution’s vision is shaped not only to create wealth, but also to improve lives through the support of art, heritage and traditions that enrich the human soul. “The revamped Mdina Biennale...

  • Banking ahead

    Banking ahead

    There is a certain solidity to the Mediterranean Bank head office on St Barbara Bastion in Valletta. The architecture has expressive flourishes but is compact. The ceilings are too high for any voice to disturb. And right across the street is a...

  • A passion for property

    A passion for property

    If the property industry excites you and you have not heard about Quicklets, then you should really listen up. Started by Steve Mercieca, this company is the only estate agency on the island that specialises in letting. The Quicklets virtual agent...

  • Taking flight

    Taking flight

    At present, there are limited possibilities for bankers to finance aircraft business unless the law is extended and one hopes that this happens soon. In fact, the Maltese Aircraft Registration Act, 2010 is drafted in a manner that affords tangible...

  • Surpassing expectations

    Surpassing expectations

    Sustained GDP growth, a low unemployment rate and foreign direct investment give Malta a positive outlook, Economy Minister Chris Cardona says. Overall, how has Malta’s economy performed in 2015? Malta’s economy has proven to be remarkably...

  • The beautiful game

    The beautiful game

    What are the advantages of launching a start-up in Malta? Overall, the odds of a start-up surviving are very low. Therefore, choosing the right location is a strategic decision, as it will have important consequences on the future direction of the...

  • Market leaders

    Market leaders

    We aim to achieve a leading position through customer satisfaction and repeat services, Charlo Briffa, BH Group – Marine Division managing director, says. What makes Malta an ideal location from where to operate a yacht services company? Malta is...

  • Seeking opportunities abroad

    Seeking opportunities abroad

    While the domestic market generates a healthy demand, there are still limitations. For a business that is doing well and wants to expand, the Maltese market could be too small and could stifle growth. The way forward would be for a business to...

  • Improving Malta by design

    For some, design might mean the superficial polish of nicer homes and cleaner graphics. However, despite often being underestimated, design can bring significant benefits and solutions to businesses. Perhaps more importantly, it opens up the doors...

  • High net worth individuals: funding avenue for Maltese family businesses

    It is widely acknowledged that SMEs are the backbone of the Maltese economy. In the same vein, family businesses can be symbolically visualised as its beating heart, playing a strategic role for the economic development of the Maltese...

  • Business could be better

    Business could be better

    On the face of it, Malta has the goods to attract international investors and support local entrepreneurs. These positive elements vary from social and political stability, EU membership and an educated, multilingual and hardworking workforce to a...

  • The Turkish connection

    The Turkish connection

    Turkey is clearly one of the world’s most dynamic and attractive markets and its EU accession negotiations are leading to significant opportunities for Maltese companies in a broad range of sectors. Admittedly, Turkey’s bid for EU membership has...

  • 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...

  • For generations to come

    For generations to come

    Do present legislative conditions allow family businesses to thrive to their fullest potential? Are governments managing to leap over all the hype about the benefits accruing from family business? Are they offering the legislative frameworks to...

  • Care to share?

    Care to share?

    The late 2000s saw the introduction of a novel business model, as social media started allowing groups of people to discuss how they can better utilise resources. Car pooling was the first offering to gain traction in this new sharing model, as it...

  • Trust in growth

    Trust in growth

    There are various pictures hanging in Steven Galea’s office, all showing beautiful landscapes, mountains and lakes. Look closer though and you’ll see that the pictures are in reality jigsaw puzzles, thousands of pieces which Galea assembles in his...

  • An essential guide for family businesses

    An essential guide for family businesses

    Making the next leap in your own family business is wonderfully within reach. The progress stops being a straightforward affair once you realise that for longevity’s sake, you will eventually need to pass on your entrepreneurial gene to your...

  • Winning recognition

    HSBC won seven prizes in The Banker magazine’s Investment Banking Awards 2015, including the accolade for Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year. The bank was also named Most Innovative Investment Bank in Western Europe as well as Most...

  • Global factoring performance

    Global factoring performance

    The global factoring market is experiencing strong growth, says Jason Zammit, head of public and media relations, first vice president, Fimbank plc. Factoring is a complete financial package that combines working capital financing, credit risk...

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