Latest articles from Malta

Malta's starring role teaser

Malta prepares for starring role on European stage

July 1, 2016

Malta’s economy was the second fastest growing in the EU last year, its financial sector is healthy and diversified, and it is about to play a leading lead role in Brussels, writes Michael Imeson.

Bank of Valletta

Malta extends its banking reach

March 23, 2011

Malta's domestic banking sector is small and follows traditional principles, yet a steadily growing international banking presence is capitalising on interesting new opportunities such as those presented by the island’s emerging fund management and insurance industries.

Michael Bonello, governor of the Central Bank of Malta

Malta's central bank plans for healthy future

March 22, 2011

Michael Bonello, the governor of the Central Bank of Malta, outlines his country’s key economic strengths, especially in the financial sector, and explains what is being done to remedy any weaknesses.

Tonio Fenech

Finance minister: Malta will maintain its momentum

March 22, 2011

Malta's finance minister, Tonio Fenech, explains how the country has expanded its economy beyond its banking sector as part of the country's Vision 2015 plan.

Malta's regulatory regime is firm but flexible

March 22, 2011

Malta has a robust regulatory framework, but it is also a place where things can get done, with the MFSA, the single regulator, willing to advise firms so that their projects comply with regulations.

Lawrence Gonzi, prime minister, Malta

Maltese prime minister on the benefits of the euro

March 22, 2011

Malta has done well out of EU and eurozone membership, with clear benefits accruing not only to the financial services sector, but also to tourism and other sectors, as its prime minister, Lawrence Gonzi, explains.

Malta report

Malta: a small island making a big impact

March 22, 2011

International comparison indices rate Malta’s financial sector highly, proof that the banks, funds, fund managers, insurance companies and other firms that have set up business in the EU’s smallest country have made a good choice. 

Malta stands tall in finance

March 31, 2010

Since joining the EU six years ago, the Maltese banking sector has flourished and the country has developed a firm yet flexible regulatory regime, supported by the European regulatory environment. In this Masterclass, Professor Joseph Bannister, president of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), discusses the recent restructuring of the authority and how it aims to further strengthen Malta's status as an international financial centre. Writer Michael Imeson

An international flavour

March 31, 2010

Malta's insurance sector is highly oriented towards international insurers, with insurance management companies based in the country heavily involved in helping to run them on behalf of their parent organisations.

Tonio Fenech

July 7, 2009

Tonio Fenech, minister of finance, economy and investment of Malta
Malta has benefited from adopting the euro and its economy is doing better than many others in the eurozone, says its minister of finance, economy and investment, Tonio Fenech. Writer Michael Imeson

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