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‘Malta continues to outperform EU average growth rates with strong external position’ – DBRS

The Ministry for Finance welcomes the latest credit rating report published by DBRS affirming Malta’s rating at A (high) with a stable trend on its ratings. Indeed, the rating reflects Malta’s remarkable broad-based economic growth, its strong external position and low reliance on external financing, as well as its favourable public debt structure and households’ strong financial position. DBRS note that the Maltese economy remains one of the euro area’s top growth ... [+]

The Pre-Budget 2019 document with MCESD

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna presented and discussed the economic and financial outlook of the economy and the prospects for the upcoming Budget 2019 with the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD). PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE AND THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIAT FOR EUROPEAN FUNDS AND SOCIAL DIALOGUE Minister Scicluna highlighted Malta’s ... [+]

Fitch affirms Malta at ‘A+’ with a stable outlook

“The structural reforms and prudent fiscal policies implemented by the government over the recent years have contributed towards another positive credit rating for our country. Fitch affirmed Malta’s rating at ‘A+’ with a stable outlook. This continues to put minds at rest that the country can optimistically keep on looking ... [+]


That PN spokesperson for finance Dr Mario Demarco finds himself in a state of denial and in a panic mode at the present time is understandable and may in some way explain the pathetic opinion piece of his in today’s Times of Malta. And with reason. His beloved party is in ... [+]

Malta’s fiscal performance still on track

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna welcomes the latest Government Finance Data, published by the NSO, which shows that in June of this year there was a reduction of €26 million in the Consolidated Fund Deficit. Indeed, total revenue increased by €60 million while total expenditure increased by €35 million. PRESS RELEASE BY ... [+]

The Malta Stock Exchange partnering with international digital companies to expand its operations

The Malta Stock Exchange has launched its subsidiary ‘MSX PLC’. This subsidiary will be entering into strategic joint ventures with reputable international companies in the areas of blockchain and cryptocurrency exchanges thereby expanding the operations of the MSE.   The ‘MSX PLC’ will be the fintech and digital asset arm of the ... [+]

Government looks forward to working with Commission to address concerns in 4th AMLD transposition into national legislation

The Government of Malta, and the Ministry for Finance in particular, take note of the Reasoned Opinion that was issued earlier today (Thursday 19th July 2018) by the European Commission, based on alleged gaps with regard to Malta’s transposition of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive into Maltese legislation. The Maltese authorities ... [+]

A positive outlook for the Maltese economy

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna welcomes the European Commission’s 2018 Summer Economic Forecast which commended Malta’s economic growth, noting that Malta’s GDP growth rate is one of the highest in the EU. PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE The European Commission expects economic growth in Malta to remain robust over the ... [+]

Konċessjoni ta’ darba għall-pensjonanti mill-Awstralja

Kif diġà ħabbar il-Ministru għall-Finanzi Edward Scicluna, il-Kummissarju tat-Taxxi ser ikun qed jeżenta lill-pensjonanti li għandhom pensjoni tal-Awstralja milli jħallsu taxxa addizzjonali u interessi dovuti u jħallsu biss €20 ta’ darba bħala multa. STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI Għaldaqstant, dawk il-pensjonanti li diġà ħalsu l-multa se jirċievu ċekk ta’ rifużjoni (refund) bil-posta jew dirett ... [+]

Skema ta’ rifużjoni għall-impjiegi f’Għawdex

Waqt konferenza stampa li saret fil-Gozo Business Centre, Victoria, il-Ministru għall-Finanzi Edward Sciculna qal li, “l-iżvilupp sostenibbli tal-gżira Għawdxija jiddependi mis-settur privat. Il-Gvern għandu rwol li jinċentiva lis-settur privat sabiex l-ekonomija tkompli miexja ‘l quddiem”. STQARRIJA MILL-MINISTERU GĦALL-FINANZI U L-MINISTERU GĦAL GĦAWDEX Waqt it-tnedija tal-iskema biex is-settur privat Għawdxi joħloq aktar impjiegi, ... [+]