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  • Mediterranean Bank reclassified as core bank

    Mediterranean Bank reclassified as core bank

    The Central Bank of Malta has reclassified Mediterranean Bank as a core bank following a reassessment of banks of systemic relevance. The methodology defining these categories was published by the CBM in the 2011 edition of the Financial Stability...

  • The French connection

    The French connection

    For many, France is a series of stereotypical images: the Eiffel Tower blinking its lights at midnight, a stretch of vineyards in Burgundy, the Gallic rooster emblazoned on the shirt of the national football team, and sweet-toothed people outside...

  • Weekly transport service since 1978

    France remains one of Malta’s top business partners. Products arriving from France include various imported commercial items such as automotive parts, fashion wear, food, manufactured products, chilled and frozen products, pharmaceuticals, luxury...

  • We mean business

    We mean business

    Valery Bollier CEO, Oulala Games Limited What was your first experience of Malta? I arrived in Malta 10 years ago to launch an iGaming site called ZEturf. I will always remember my first night on the island. It was May 25, 2005 and the restaurant...

  • A worldwide outreach

    A worldwide outreach

    Methode Electronics Inc’s long-standing business relationship with renowned French automotive manufacturers such as Renault S.A. and Peugeot Citroën S.A. is built on Methode’s innovative and holistic custom-engineered solutions and continuous...

  • Get the business noticed by 120,000 French tourists

    Get the business noticed by 120,000 French tourists

    Lepetitmaltais.com has become an essential source of information for French tourists and residents in Malta. Indeed, 3,000 new Francophone tourists visit the site each month. The site is designed to help them discover all the facets of Malta in a...

  • The land of beauty

    The land of beauty

    Chemimart was set up in the early 1960s with the aim of giving an innovative and efficient service to our customers. We ventured into the retail sector by opening our first pharmacy in Freedom Square, Valletta. This pharmacy was set up as a...

  • The Family Business Act: from a dream to reality?

    The Family Business Act: from a dream to reality?

    In 2011, the Malta Association of Family Enterprises (MAFE) was set up with the objective of acting as a lobby group to actively raise awareness on the importance of family businesses to the Maltese economy. The resilience of family enterprises...

  • An engaging customer experience

    Borders Group, a company that used to operate more than 500 bookshops in the US and 150 in Australia and Singapore, closed all its retail outlets abruptly in 2011. This resulted in thousands of job losses. In one of the shops, the manager, who had...

  • Card on the table

    Card on the table

    The Universe card is a local product that offers exclusive and international products and services, say Timothy Zrinzo, CEO Insignia Cards Limited and Frederick Ellul, CEO Insignia Lifestyle Services (Europe) Limited. How has Insignia Group of...

  • Investing in our people

    Investing in our people

    How has Tipico grown since it was set up? Established in 2004, Tipico is the leading sports betting company in the German market. Headquartered at the Portomaso Business Tower in St Julian’s, Tipico offers a wide range of pre-live and live sports...

  • A record year

    A record year

    2014 was the best year ever for Frank Salt Real Estate, with an increase in sales revenue by 48 per cent. This was reported during the company’s annual general conference, held earlier this month at the Corinthia St George’s Bay Hotel. All results...

  • Brand Gozo

    Brand Gozo

    Gozo is a lucky island. It has been named by the American Islands Magazine as one of the best overall islands for living in the world. It features in many best-of lists when it comes to island travel. It made it into the best 10 European island...

  • Makes business sense

    Makes business sense

    Every business exists to make money: from a small corner shop to a large corporation, profit is the end goal of any business. However, a sustainable business goes beyond that. A company that wants to secure its existence, rival competition, and...

  • Show me the money

    Show me the money

    The paramount importance of protecting a business’s intellectual property is rooted in its use as a means of identification of that business’s product, goods or services, distinguishing the same from those of other competing organisations. To the...

  • There must be an angel

    There must be an angel

    Angel investment could soon become an interesting proposition, particularly due to the government budget announcement to offer tax credits to investors putting their money into start-ups. What are the opportunities and risks for business angels,...

  • A vision for success

    A vision for success

    Fifty years ago, Optika opened its first outlet in Sliema. Since then, our growth has always been based on the trust between our customers and staff, says Cyril Gabarretta, managing director, Optika. What inspired you to open your first Optika...

  • Yes they can

    Yes they can

    JA-YE Malta CEO Julian Azzopardi tells Veronica Stivala how the Young Enterprise programme has inspired some of Malta’s successful business owners and senior managers. Have you ever heard of stress-free studying? You may have heard of DistractMe,...

  • The road to recovery

    The road to recovery

    Malta Government Stocks are synonymous with the Maltese investor. Retail investors have historically found comfort in the stability in MGS pricing and built wealth by continuing to invest more money in MGS. But effectively, how much wealthier are...

  • Momentum investing – going with the flow

    Few investment strategies have withstood the test of time, have been as extensively researched, or have been as profitable as momentum investing. In the book entitled Trend Following with Managed Futures: The Search for Crisis Alpha, the authors...

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