The advantages of investing and doing business in Malta are myriad and include a broad and comprehensive package of incentives. However, Malta offers more than financial incentives to foreign investors, it offers a complete environment that is conducive to business. There is the island’s location in the Mediterranean, its excellent air and shipping facilities, a highly-educated and skilled workforce, a proactive business environment, and English as the business language, which have all made Malta a location of choice for foreign direct investment and international trade.
Malta’s legislative and regulatory systems, formulated and implemented over the past years to create a solid yet flexible framework for business, its advanced telecommunications infrastructure and a multitude of highly skilled professionals in every field, have also helped Malta to win both investment and international recognition.
These combined advantages make Malta one of the most attractive investment locations in the region. An EU State on the doorsteps of Southern Europe and North Africa, Malta has developed into one of the most progressive and efficient business locations in Europe. In fact, Malta ranked 6th in inward FDI growth as classified in the World Investment Report 2007. In the third edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) report published in March 2008, Malta was identified as one of the top three financial centres worldwide likely to increase in importance over the next two to three years. Malta was also listed among the financial centres where operators might think of opening in the next five years.