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Geographical and cultural advantages of Malta

Who­ev­er wants to be suc­cess­ful with their com­pa­ny in this world must be well-posi­tioned in the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket. A legit­i­mate ques­tion for every entre­pre­neur is then where to estab­lish the com­pa­ny, and what dif­fer­ent loca­tions have to offer. Today, I do not want to talk about the tax ben­e­fits of a com­pa­ny reg­is­tered in Mal­ta....

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3 advantages of operating your limited liability company in Malta

The for­ma­tion of a lim­it­ed com­pa­ny in Mal­ta can have dif­fer­ent motives. Peo­ple often do not know the advan­tages of a Mal­tese lim­it­ed, and have to gath­er infor­ma­tion before ful­ly under­stand­ing the poten­tial such a com­pa­ny struc­ture can have. I have decid­ed to write about some of the advan­tages a Mal­ta lim­it­ed com­pa­ny can have,...

Government pays 50% of students salaries
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Government pays 50% of students salaries

The final exams at uni­ver­si­ty are writ­ten in sum­mer. Many stu­dents work dur­ing the sum­mer months to earn some extra cash. How­ev­er, work­ing should not only be a means of mak­ing mon­ey, it should also be a valu­able work expe­ri­ence lead­ing to high­er qual­i­fi­ca­tions, know-how, and bet­ter employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties after grad­u­a­tion. This is why the...

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0.5% growth in property prices in Malta

The Cen­tral Bank of Mal­ta presents fig­ures and facts about the eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion in their annu­al finan­cial report about the coun­try. The fig­ures that are analysed in the report are of the pre­vi­ous year. Accord­ing to the report, the prices for prop­er­ties increased by 0.5% last year. This may not sound like much at first...

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Malta leads with least number of women on company boards

The Euro­pean Com­mis­sion released their annu­al study on gen­der equal­i­ty in April. The sta­tis­tics show that Mal­ta has the fewest women in lead­ing posi­tions. Mal­ta scores last in Europe with only a score of 2% of female com­pa­ny board mem­bers of pub­licly list­ed com­pa­nies. Mem­ber of the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Viviane Red­ing stat­ed that it would...

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Malta’s social reform — Helping 22.000 people out of poverty by 2015

Facts about pover­ty in Mal­ta 13.000 chil­dren live in fam­i­lies with a year­ly income of only €6,500. These fig­ures are alarm­ing, and the gov­ern­ment has now tak­en up the cause to make it their goal to fight this pover­ty. The goal is to reduce the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing in pover­ty by 22,000 by the...

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Online casino: Implementation of EU Directive in Malta

More than 7,000 peo­ple are employed direct­ly or indi­rect­ly in com­pa­nies that oper­ate online casi­nos in Mal­ta. That is almost 2% of the pop­u­la­tion, which is a lit­tle over 400,000. That makes it an impor­tant eco­nom­ic sec­tor for the island. It is no secret that Mal­ta is not very strict when it comes to the...

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€100 million revenue: passport business in Malta meets higher demands than expected

Mal­ta offers for­eign investors the pos­si­bil­i­ty to pur­chase the cit­i­zen­ship, and even though the coun­try gained a lot of cri­tique for this mea­sure in the begin­ning of the year, crit­ics have gone qui­eter now. So far, over 100 peo­ple have tak­en up the offer of the so called “Gold­en Pass­port”. They now have unre­strict­ed access...

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Malta facilitates Shariah-compliant investments

Mal­ta is becom­ing more and more impor­tant as a place for Islam­ic finance, with annu­al growth rates of 15–20%, and expect­ed rev­enues of $2 bil­lion in 2014. What makes this island nation so inter­est­ing for Shari­ah-com­pli­ant cap­i­tal invest­ment are a strong and flex­i­ble frame­work, and com­pre­hen­sive dou­ble tax treaties. Mal­ta also ben­e­fits from a geo­graph­i­cal­ly...