Malta and France have had close economic relations, however the National Bank and the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce consider there is still room for enhancing their cooperation in order to provide businesses in both countries with new investment opportunities. This is how a new agreement between Malta and France was signed close to the end of May. Our company formation agents in Malta can offer information on the country’s trade agreements with France.
At the end of April, DBRS, one of the most prestigious credit rating agency in the world, has confirmed Malta’s A rating for the long-term foreign and local currency. This rating reflects Malta’s position in the European Union. Foreign investors interested in starting a business in this country can rely on the services offered by our Maltese company formation consultants.
First announced last year, the new inspectorate verifying newly registered and existing businesses in Malta will be inaugurated this year. The main purpose of this inspectorate is to speed up the licensing process of companies waiting to start their activities after being registered with the Companies Registrar. Our company incorporation consultants in Malta can guide foreign investors interested in starting a business through the company registration procedure.
The Malta Business Bureau has announced the launch of the Investing in Energy Project which will match energy suppliers with companies seeking to increase the energy efficiency of their business. Apart from this project, the Maltese government has also announced the expansion of the PV (photovoltaic) scheme for private consumers in the country. Our company incorporation consultants in Malta can offer information on the PV program.
The Maltese Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed upon the launch of a new platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through which these companies will benefit from assistance when planning their exports and the internationalization of their activities. The assistance will come under the form of financing. Our company incorporation agents in Malta can assist foreign investors who want to open companies in this country.
A recent report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows Malta remained one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union in 2016. The report indicates Malta has had sound macroeconomic policies during the last several years which have resulted in positive results for the economy. Our company formation consultants in Malta can assist foreign investors interested in starting a business in this country.
Tourism remains one of the strongest economic sectors in Malta, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO) which has reported an increase in tourist numbers in December 2016. On a year to year basis, this number grew by 32.8%, surpassing expectations. The number of investors opening restaurants or hotels has also increased, considering the development of this industry over the last few years. Our Maltese company formation consultants can assist foreign investors seeking to open restaurants or hotels in this beautiful country.
At the middle of February, Fitch Ratings, one of the largest credit rating agencies in the world started issuing its predictions for several European countries, among which Malta. The agency rated Malta’s long-term foreign and local currency issuers at A and also predicted a positive outlook for the country’s economy. Foreign investors interested in starting a business here can rely on the company formation services provided by our consultants in Malta.
Without a doubt, Malta remained one of the most attractive countries for foreign investors in 2016 considering the National Statistic Office’s analysis. The first half of last year saw significant increase of foreign direct investment (FDI) compared to the same period of 2015. Our company incorporation agents in Malta can offer information on the legislation on foreign investments.
2016 was a good year for the Maltese retail industry with 72% of the retailers reporting an increase or the same sale values compared to 2015 and 2014. Out of all the retailers surveyed only 175 respondents announced a small decrease in sales numbers. Traffic and competition were the main hurdles encountered by Maltese companies last year. Foreign investors interested in starting a business in the retail industry, can rely on the services provided by our Maltese company formation representatives.
In the autumn of 2016, the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) announced the launch of the National Capital Markets Strategic Plan which was put for public consultation at the middle of December. The initiative aims at making the MSE more visible at global level and European level, but it is also a plan, as its name says, which is meant to lead to the enhancement of whole processes related to listings. Our company registration agents in Malta can offer information on the legal framework related to listing on the MSE.
Statistics show that Maltese companies are best placed in the European Union’s high-growth enterprises chart for two years in a row now. 2014 and 2015 have brought a significant increase in economic performance for companies in most sectors in Malta, according to statistics. Our company registration agents in Malta can assist foreign investors who want to start businesses in this country.
The Government is keen on assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) after several reports have shown these predominant among all the companies registered in Malta at the moment. Moreover, the decision comes after the central authorities have modified the law related to family businesses which also represent a great number of SMEs. Our company registration agents in Malta can assist foreign investors interested in opening businesses in this country.
The new 2017 Budget which was recently released by the Maltese Government was recently explained by Standard and Poor’s (S&P), one of the largest credit agencies in the world. S&P offered these explanations because it also upgraded Malta’s credit rating from BBB+ to A-, at the end of November. Our company registration agents in Malta can also offer information on the tax incentives provided by the new 2017 Budget.
Malta is a renowned maritime centre in Europe which is why the number of companies in the maritime industry has also grown during the last few years. An interesting fact is the fast development of the aquaculture industry starting 2015. Even if foreign investors had started opening fish farming companies a few years back in Malta, the sector became visible in 2014 when their incomes began increasing gradually. If you are interested in opening a company in Malta, our company registration agents can assist you.
Malta is a small European country on the Old Continent, however in the last several years have started to become more and more visible at international level due to the Government’s efforts to offer an attractive business environment. These efforts are paid every year that Malta ranks higher in the indexes issued by prestigious associations and institutions all over the world. In 2016, Malta rose 8 places in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). Our company registration agents can assist those who want to open a company in Malta.
For the 2014-2020 period of time, Malta has enabled a sustainable program which would lead to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). During the first two years of the program, several schemes were launched, schemes which have turned out very successful. Recently, the Maltese Chamber of Commerce announced two new programs meant to assist companies in Malta. Our company registration agents can assist foreign investors who want to open a company in Malta.
At the end of October, the Maltese Government released the new 2017 Budget. Among the aspects of the new budget, the authorities wanted to emphasize several incentives for companies operating in Malta, as well as the renewal of several schemes which have proved successful during the last few years. The Maltese Chamber of Commerce also announced that a large portion of these measures will be implemented before the end of 2016. Our agents can assist foreign investors who want to open a company in Malta.
Malta is one of the best performing economies in the European Union at the moment which is shown by the good results registered by several industries. Among these is the retail sector which also plays an important role in the economic and employment growths. Foreign investors wanting to open companies in the retail industry can receive assistance for the company registration process from our Maltese consultants.
Maltese authorities have released a new set of guidelines regarding the manner in which the value added tax is imposed on the supplies offered by education services providers in the country. Maltese companies or registered individuals who provide training course or any other types of education services are generally exempt from VAT taxation. Our company registration experts in Malta can help you comply with these new rules and regulations.
Malta promotes corporate development and foreign investments. Small businesses are important for the country’s economic growth and are also one of the types of companies that provide new sources of employment. While finance might be an entrepreneur’s biggest hurdle, small businesses in Malta can thrive. A good business plan and an idea that fits the market are two of the most important characteristics for success.
Brexit leaves a trail of questions behind and creates confusion among investors with companies in the UK. Most of them wonder where to go next, especially when considering the implications and costs of relocating a company after Brexit. Below you can find five of the most important reasons why Malta should be taken into consideration as a company relocation destination after Brexit.
A new study on the superyacht industry in Malta carried out a while back revealed the development potential this sector has. According to the Malta Institute of Management which has commissioned the report, the superyacht sector could contribute significantly to the Maltese economy in the future. Our company formation representatives in Malta can guide you through the vessel registration procedure.
Even if it is one of the most attractive EU countries in terms of foreign investments, Malta is continuously striving to improve its legislation and to create new opportunities for those interested in opening companies on the country’s islands. This time, one of the most prestigious financial companies in Malta has proposed five investment areas which could boost the country’s economy.
Malta and Austria have good economic relations which improved even more in 2015, when Malta exported goods worth 12 million euros to Austria. Considering Austria is one of the most active members of the European Union, the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Austrian counterpart have decided to cooperate on several projects which would benefit companies in both countries.