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Malta - Serbia Tax agreement signed

14 September 2009

Malta and Serbia this morning signed a double taxation avoidance agreement at the end of talks in Valletta between Foreign Ministers Tonio Borg and Vuk Jeremic. Dr Borg said this was an opportunity for Malta and Serbia to increase their trade exchanges. Malta-Serbia trade amounted to €1.2 million last year, down from €2 million the year before....

Sino-Maltese Commission Discusses Taxation and Investment Opportunities

21 July 2009

The Sino-Maltese Mixed Economic and Trade Commission, co-chaired by Finance Minister Tonio Fenech and Chinese vice-Minister of Commerce Jiang Zengwei, met in Malta this week following the signing of an agreement in February on investment promotion and protection, which laid the legal foundation for cooperation. Various issues were discussed,...

Malta's Great Potential in the Aviation Sphere

21 July 2009

Efly, a new charter airline to be based in Malta, decided to set up base in Malta after becoming aware of Malta's great potential in the aviation sphere, Luigi Crispino explains. Mr Crispino has been involved in a number of start-ups over the years, and headed a group of professionals responsible for the Efly project. The aircraft belongs to a...

Pharmaceutical Patents - Malta's Attractive...

21 July 2009

"Government is seeking further growth in the pharmaceutical sector" the Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment Tonio Fenech said this during a business breakfast organised by Malta Enterprise during which a first-ever pharmaceutical patent directory registered in Malta was launched. During his brief address, Minister Fenech highlighted...

Standard and Poor's Confirms Malta's High...

21 July 2009

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's has maintained its stable outlook for Malta in its latest analysis of the economy and public finances. The agency yesterday reaffirmed its A/A1 sovereign credit rating, deemed to be among the highest. It said the stable outlook balanced its expectations of a fiscal consolidation in the medium-term against...