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Exploring Financial Services Opportunities in...

23 October 2013

Speaking earlier this month during a conference hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange Finance, Minister Professor Edward Scicluna confirmed Malta's commitment explore new opportunities within the financial services industry. He noted that Malta has consistently placed well in competitiveness statistics and is currently in the top 20 tier of the...

Malta - Curacao DTA initialed

20 October 2013

A double taxation agreement has been initialled between Malta and Curacao. It was signed by Finance Minister Edward Scicluna and Curaçao's Minister for Finance, Jose Jardim. The Netherland's Ambassador to Malta, Rita Dulci Rahman was present. The DTA facilitates business and also provides for exchange of information on tax matters to combat...

Malta’s Attractiveness for Foreign Direct...

18 October 2013

In the last edition of its Attractiveness Survey for Malta, Ernst and Young reports that 88 per cent of respondents believe Malta remains attractive for foreign direct investment (FDI), up two percentage points over last year. 91 companies were surveyed, all of which are majority foreign-owned. 63 per cent of respondents said that Malta would...

Malta’s Individual Investor Programme Announced

09 October 2013

The Malta Government Gazzette yesterday announced that Malta is to set up an Individual Investor Programme which will enable eligible persons to buy Maltese citizenship. According to an annual index published by Henley & Partners, Malta ranks within the top ten when it comes to most coveted passports, having a achieved a ranking of 163 (meaning...

UPDATED: Malta firmly committed to Superyacht...

07 October 2013

In a recent communication, the Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth, Edward Zammit Lewis reiterated Malta's commitment to establish itself as a leading maritime centre in the coming years. Malta enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a serious regulatory authority. Political stability, a well-respected flag, a robust...