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  • 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...

  • 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...

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