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.