The IFSM will potentially lead to the internationalisation of the Malta Stock Exchange and the attraction to Malta of even more world recognised and established brands that operate in the financial services sector.
FinanceMalta's 10th Annual Conference took place at the Hilton in St Julian's under the heading 'Taking the Next Quantum Leap'. The conference gathered speakers working in all industry segments and touched upon all the hot topics within financial services such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies among others.
Moody's annual update on Malta's credit rating is now published, it highlights that although Malta has favourable economic prospects and robust growth, the fiscal accounts of the government with a public debt to GDP ratio above the A-rated median continues to constrain an improved rating.
The collaboration between Bank of Valletta (BOV) and the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce was renewed during a presentation at the French Embassy. Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at BOV, emphasised the importance in promoting trade relations between Malta and France during his address.
The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) is hoping to attract iGaming companies to go public in Malta instead of Stockholm, London or Frankfurt and has invited the iGaming community to explore the regulatory, tax and financing aspects of listing and raising capital in Malta.
Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat recently urged European regulators to embrace bitcoin and regulate cryptocurrencies. Muscat’s idea to turn Europe into the bitcoin continent is an interesting one, thinks bitcoin expert T. Jack Williams. For MaltaProfile, he delves further into the evolution of the payments sector and bitcoin’s future potential.