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  • Can old brooms still sweep clean?

    Can old brooms still sweep clean?

    Mario Vella is not exactly ‘new’ to Malta Enterprise. He had, after all, spent time as the chief executive officer of the Malta Development Corporation, which together with the Institute for the Promotion of Small Enterprise and the Malta External...

  • The dynamics of success

    The dynamics of success

    It’s 9.15am and Nectar’s warehouse manager Ronald Camilleri sits down with a cup of coffee. He’s smiling – and it is not because the coffee is particularly good. It’s because until recently, he would not have been able to take a break until around...

  • Next-generation payments: fighting financial crimes

    Next-generation payments: fighting financial crimes

    The flow of money is fundamental to modern-day commerce – businesses of all sizes, from local to global, rely on both cash and non-cash transactions. However, when the payment is made, we rarely stop to consider how funds are moved from one person...

  • Local businesses are increasingly going the M&A way – KPMG

    Local businesses are increasingly going the M&A way – KPMG

    Discussions on potential mergers or business transactions are increasingly making their way into corporate corridors. So what is spurring the concept? We believe it is a variety of factors. In the first instance, there are the dynamics of an ever...

  • 20 years of maritime law

    20 years of maritime law

    The Malta Maritime Law Association is 20 this year. It was set up to provide a forum for lawyers who specialised in maritime law or who were interested in maritime law. With the maritime sector picking up substantial momentum and in the knowledge...

  • When you deserve more than ‘just a job’

    When you deserve more than ‘just a job’

    The i-gaming space came to Malta over 10 years ago and quickly changed the employment landscape across the islands. Previously, there was a “client driven” employment market, where the local firms could pick and choose the best individuals...

  • Companies struggle to combat fraud, bribery

    Companies struggle to combat fraud, bribery

    Companies around the world continue to face significant fraud, bribery and corruption risks, according to EY’s report ‘Navigating today’s complex business risks’. Many companies are struggling to deploy effective compliance programs, further...

  • How to become intelligent about your business

    How to become intelligent about your business

    Time is one of the major challenges businesses face today. With information overload and an accelerated business pace, decisions must be taken quickly in an ever-changing marketplace. Unfortunately, decision-makers spend 70 per cent of their time...

  • Credit markets post 2013…where does this leave us now?

    Credit markets post 2013…where does this leave us now?

    Notwithstanding all the market chatter that 2013 was certain to be characterised by the so-called ‘Great Rotation’ out of bonds (Investment Grade IG and High Yield HY) into equities, credit markets were more benign than expected with European HY...

  • EU help for innovative SMEs

    Over €3 billion will be allo-cated during the period 2014-2020 through a new funding instru-ment specifically tailored to take account of SMEs’ characteristics. Recognised as the actual driver needed for exiting the current economic crisis,...

  • Surf boarding cyber threats

    Surf boarding cyber threats

    Companies all over the world are facing a wide range of cyber threats and Malta is no exception. The confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive information are all at risk. Adversaries include governments, criminal groups and...

  • Reaching new frontiers in business reporting

    Reaching new frontiers in business reporting

    “The way in which companies present their annual accounts needs to evolve to better reflect the wide range of factors that affect companies’ performance.” This statement has been uttered repeatedly by leading members of the accounting...

  • Better working world equals a better Malta

    Better working world equals a better Malta

    Malta remains an attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). This is the view shared by a majority of the respondents to EY’s 2013 Malta Attractiveness Survey which gauges the perceptions of the Malta’s business climate and its...

  • Uncle Sam and Malta’s global business horizons

    Uncle Sam and Malta’s global business horizons

    The Times of Malta’s daily “Half a century ago” column for September 18, 1963 under the headline “Prime Minister in USA” is clear proof that, even a full year before Malta’s independence, Malta was seeking pastures new for inward foreign direct...

  • Incomparably superior offices at SmartCity Malta

    Incomparably superior offices at SmartCity Malta

    Developing a state-of-the-art, international, work-play-live business park for knowledge-based companies, SmartCity Malta offers a blend of places for work and leisure – all designed following international sustainability standards. The project...

  • Are we still befuddled?

    Are we still befuddled?

    The euro changeover in Malta in 2007 is long gone and so is all the intense publicity surrounding it. Adapting to the new currency was unnerving for some and seamless for others. Yet, more than five years later, much uncertainty still remains as...

  • Nine key strategies and trends of global logistics

    Logistics complexity – in the form of fragmented channels, increased product variations and consumer demand for customised solutions – has been increasing, according to a global study published recently by BVL International, a worldwide supply...

  • Business intelligence: It’s about time!

    Business intelligence: It’s about time!

    “History,” according to the English singer-songwriter Sting, “will teach us nothing”. It is not an original judgment but one promoted by the German philosopher George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who argued that history, as mere collective experience,...

  • Managing a remote workforce

    Managing a remote workforce

    Remote or flexible working – as opposed to the traditional office routine – is here to stay. It is an inevitable consequence of globalisation and technological development. When technology makes it possible for people to work more effectively from...

  • From home computers to PCs in 1990s Malta

    In my last article we covered the 70s and 80s where video games and computers started to have a key role in our lives. In this article we continue our journey in the 90s and into the new millennium where Graphical User Interface became standard...

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