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The new board game: governance, transparency and strategic planning

Company directors play a pivotal role in the governance of an organisation. The role is carried out primarily through the control of two key factors that ultimately determine the success of the entity: strategy planning and execution.  On the one hand, the Directors’ role in...

IFSP to hold course for prospective VFA Agents

The new Virtual Financial Assets Act will come into force this October, making Malta the first jurisdiction to create a regulated space for virtual assets, cryptocurrencies and other finance-related activities mediated through distributed ledger technologies like blockchain. A newly regulated area needs licensed operators and service...

Maltese Parliament to Pass Second Reading on 3 Cryptocurrency Bills

The Maltese Parliament will be passing the three cryptocurrency and blockchain bills through their second reading later on today, CCN can exclusively reveal.   This important development was announced by Parliamentary Secretary for Digital Innovation Silvio Schembri in his opening speech at the Malta Institute of Management...

MoU signed on first trade delegation to Poland

Minister Chris Cardona is currently in Poland leading the very first trade delegation to the country compromising of some 50 strong business leaders and entrepreneurs to explore business and investment opportunities between the two countries. The delegation is made up of officials from companies in...

Juanita Bencini, outgoing IFSP President, addressing the IFSP AGM, flanked by Council members Austin Demajo and Andrew Zammit

Outgoing IFSP President welcomes MFSA reorganisation

New Council and President elected to lead the Institute though the coming years   Members of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners elected a new Council and President during the Institute’s AGM held on 7 May 2018. Outgoing president Juanita Bencini thanked the Council and members for...

S&P reaffirms ‘A-/A-2’ ratings with positive outlook

A Standard and Poor’s (S&P) credit rating report confirms Malta’s ‘A-/A-2’ long-term and short-term ratings and reaffirms the outlook of the Maltese economy as ‘positive’.   The ‘positive’ rating outlook is supported by the expected continuing strong growth performance coupled with consistent current account surpluses, together with...

The World’s Biggest Crypto Exchange Is Heading to Malta

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by traded value, is seeking a fresh start in the Mediterranean.   The company, founded last year in Hong Kong, is planning to open an office in Malta, said founder Zhao Changpeng in an interview from Hong Kong. Binance will soon...

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