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  • [WATCH] Rescued migrants leave Malta for France and Luxembourg
  • A taste of Malta's culinary past
  • [WATCH] Why are fewer people going to Sunday mass in Catholic ...
  • Watch: Malta international rugby player dies, aged 33
  • America's Cup: Malta Altus Challenge smiling after big win

    Finance


  • Malta Financial Services Authority begins 'transformative journey ...
  • Malta Finance Minister approves €2m direct order on money ...
  • Financial sleaze image hurtful to Malta, says de Marco
  • Visibility, ease of use goals of Business First 'mark 2'
  • Maltese Union Wants To Get Rid Of Small Change: 'It Burdens ...

    Celebrities


  • Maltese Celebrities Notify Police After False Report of Involvement ...
  • Maltese celebrities deny involvement in crypto scam
  • Lessons from the Fyre disaster: Millennials and FOMU
  • Malta Beats Samoa, Hong Kong in Crypto Exchange Trade Volume ...
  • Campaigners to Pope: $1m to charity if you go vegan for Lent

    Culture


  • Street art in European Capitals of Culture
  • A taste of Malta's culinary past
  • Air Malta's digital transformation: turning being small to an advantage
  • History researcher files judicial protest against Superintendent of ...
  • Excavation near Ghar Dalam reveals archaeological findings

    Criminal


  • Watch: Maltese Police Force awarded €1.5 million to fight financial ...
  • Freedom of Speech case: Article of Criminal Code runs counter to ...
  • 'Freedom of expression' also means the freedom to talk out of your ass
  • European Funds to purchase software and hardware to combat ...
  • [WATCH] Migrant communities unaware female genital mutilation is ...

    Religion


  • 'If Catholicism Were Removed From The Constitution Of Malta, The ...
  • More students opt out of religion classes in school, 142% increase ...
  • Reality check for low Sunday Mass attendance
  • For God and country: is religion still a factor in Maltese politics?
  • Malta is not a Catholic country but is becoming increasingly secular ...

    Politics


  • Gender pay gap caught up with Malta - President
  • Malta joins EU in recognising Guaido as Venezuela's acting president
  • Photos: Tunisian President in Malta for a two-day state visit
  • Photos: Gender Equality on Malta and Tunisia's agenda
  • George Vella does not deny being approached to be next President ...
  • President of the Egyptian community in Malta gets suspended ...
  • Gender pay gap caught up with Malta - President
  • Malta joins EU in recognising Guaido as Venezuela's acting president
  • Photos: Tunisian President in Malta for a two-day state visit
  • Migrants Disembark After Maltese Prime Minister's Conditions Met
  • Prime Minister, where is your humanity?
  • Malta needs more banks for the growing economy – Prime Minister
  • Prime Minister submits Malta to the 10-year test
  • [WATCH] Libyan Prime Minister in fleeting visit to Malta
  • PD requests Prime Minister to make a statement on Malta's security
  • Malta tops Europe's economic growth projections
  • Development cannot fuel economic growth forever
  • Malta's focus needs to shift from economic growth to quality of life ...
  • Cherry-picking Europe: Migration and economic management in Malta
  • [WATCH] Foreign workers must be catered for, if growth is to ...
  • We can only do what we do through economic growth – Prime Minister
  • Malta tops Europe's economic growth projections
  • Malta – our growth
  • Malta's focus needs to shift from economic growth to quality of life ...
  • Financial services regulator wants Malta to play in the 'Champions ...
  • Malta's Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int'l ...
  • Malta International Airport reports growth in all major markets in 2018
  • Economic trouble?
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Expert view - Why an underground metro system would be better ...
  • Birds of paradise in Malta
  • Population growth: is Malta reaching the limit?
  • If you don't want more foreigners, say goodbye to pensions, warns ...
  • Increase in Malta population more than 15 times that of the EU
  • Malta tops Europe's economic growth projections
  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Brexit could spell economic peril for parts of the EU
  • China's exports shrink most in two years, raising risks to global ...
  • Opening the door from Malta to Japan - Cecilia Malmström
  • A leading indicator known as housing
  • French 2018 growth slows to 1.5%, hit by 'yellow vest' protests
  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Budget 2019 at a glance
  • Why we found no surplus in Budget 2018's financial estimates – yet
  • Budget 2017: Pensions and pensioners given a boost
  • Malta: Budget 2015: Highlights And Opportunities
  • The Guardian view on murdering the messenger: a desperate situation
  • Finland, Sweden and Denmark have the smallest budgets in Europe ...
  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Budget 2019 at a glance
  • A €5.8bn national debt – how did we get here?
  • Moody's affirms 'A3 Positive' rating for Malta - government
  • Budget 2019: Mental health features in health proposals
  • Malta is Eurozone's Fastest Growing Economy During the First Half ...
  • Updated: Moody's, DBRS upgrade Malta's economic rating
  • [WATCH] 'A budget with no tricks, just treats' - Muscat
  • DBRS confirms Malta at A (high), stable trend
  • Moody's and DBRS upgrade Malta's credit ratings

    Malta Leaders


    President


  • Photos: Tunisian President in Malta for a two-day state visit
  • Photos: Gender Equality on Malta and Tunisia's agenda
  • Gender pay gap caught up with Malta - President

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Joseph Muscat Keeps Tight Lid On Whether Any Ministers Or Public ...
  • Three years after its opening, Speaker highlights 'shocking ...
  • Parliament Speaker Yıldırım says journalist Ünker not sentenced to ...

    Prime Minister


  • Prime Minister submits Malta to the 10-year test
  • [WATCH] Libyan Prime Minister in fleeting visit to Malta
  • Prime Minister, where is your humanity?

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Konrad Mizzi 'condemned' by Deputy Prime Minister over Vitals deal ...
  • George Vella, former Labour minister, will be Malta's next President
  • [WATCH] Libyan Prime Minister in fleeting visit to Malta

    Minister of Economy


  • Malta has to bring living standards in line with EU – Minister Scicluna
  • Malta needs more banks for the growing economy – Prime Minister
  • European Commission says Maltese economy 'one of the most ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Photos: Gender Equality on Malta and Tunisia's agenda
  • Interview - Roads Minister Ian Borg: 'The country has chosen to grow'
  • Where are Government ministers travelling for St Patrick's Day?

    Minister of Culture


  • Watch: Michela Pace meets the Prime Minister
  • No, it's not free speech - Ranier Fsadni
  • History researcher files judicial protest against Superintendent of ...

    Minister of Defense


  • Malta-registered company involved in aviation project in Sardinia
  • Malta's Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int'l ...
  • Post-Cold War Era Barely Lasted 1144 Days

    Minister of Education


  • Education Minister testifies in case against former canvasser
  • Update 2 | Parents brawl at Pembroke secondary school as MUT ...
  • [WATCH] Updated | Heightened school security not the way forward ...

    Minister of Energy


  • 'I was damn right. Konrad Mizzi is corrupt': Busuttil says as minister ...
  • Watch: €70m project to shift fuel storage from Birzebbuġa to Ħas ...
  • Konrad Mizzi to drop libel cases relating to allegations of money ...

    Minister of Finance


  • Malta has to bring living standards in line with EU – Minister Scicluna
  • Visibility, ease of use goals of Business First 'mark 2'
  • Malta Finance Minister approves €2m direct order on money ...

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Photos: Gender Equality on Malta and Tunisia's agenda
  • Updated: Foreign Ministry following case; Freeport Terminal reacts
  • Foreign Minister against Brexit speculation following Irish backstop ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • European Funds to purchase software and hardware to combat ...
  • Trade between Malta and Tunisia still below potential - Tunisian ...
  • Updated (2): NAO slams Maltese Schengen visas for Algerians - one ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Today's front pages - February 7, 2019
  • [WATCH] Franco Debono has freedom of expression, Justice ...
  • Joseph Muscat Keeps Tight Lid On Whether Any Ministers Or Public ...

    Minister of Health


  • Meningitis vaccine to be given free of charge, health minister says
  • Vitals statistics: €1 sale yielding a profit of millions
  • Godfrey Farrugia on VGH: 'Now you know why OPM wanted to ...

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Malta's tunnel network to be upgraded
  • Work on €700 million road infrastructure network begins
  • Commission 'considers Malta as one of most dynamic economies in ...

    Minister of Sports


  • Malta's America's Cup bid sails on, but still no deal with the ...
  • €2.5m Marsaskala football pitch nearing completion
  • [WATCH] Friends of friends? It's nonsense, says new Montenegro ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • US concerned over Malta link to Huawei
  • Huawei fires sales manager who Poland charged with spying
  • Dubai World Government Summit 2019 schedule for Monday ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • Dubai World Government Summit 2019 schedule for Monday ...
  • Malta passport scheme puts Europe at risk, Commission urges ...
  • Belarus' Largest Bank Considers Setting up Crypto Exchange, Says ...

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Live: Football transfers and rumours - Jan. 31 - Muscat heading to ...
  • Live: Football transfers news - January 11 - Cruz Gill to join Tarxien
  • Without International Support in Libya, Spoilers Will Sabotage ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Watch: 'Solidarity and common good no longer have much place in ...
  • Jair Bolsonaro Takes Power. With a Vengeance.
  • Ocean Ambassador for Malta severed ties with White Flag: 'No ...

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • Top US court allows Trump to bar transgender military recruitment
  • Everything to know about Pete Buttigieg, the South Bend mayor ...
  • Henry Ford and 'The International Jew'

    Opposition


  • Malta's Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int'l ...
  • Opposition agrees that Malta should work towards having strong ...
  • Photos: Gender Equality on Malta and Tunisia's agenda

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Malta set for strongest EU growth
  • Malta registers 2nd highest drop in government debt to GDP
  • Fitch affirms Malta's credit rating at 'A+' with stable outlook
  • Expenditure in R&D doubles, but remains unchanged as percentage ...
  • Malta given A+ rating and stable outlook by Fitch Ratings
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    Investment

  • Malta tops Europe's economic growth projections
  • Malta – our growth
  • Malta's focus needs to shift from economic growth to quality of life ...
  • Financial services regulator wants Malta to play in the 'Champions ...
  • Malta's Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int'l ...
  • Malta International Airport reports growth in all major markets in 2018
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    Demographics

  • Economic trouble?
  • Switzerland's prison population swells 50% in less than 30 years
  • Expert view - Why an underground metro system would be better ...
  • Birds of paradise in Malta
  • Population growth: is Malta reaching the limit?
  • If you don't want more foreigners, say goodbye to pensions, warns ...
  • Increase in Malta population more than 15 times that of the EU
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    Export/Import

  • Malta tops Europe's economic growth projections
  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Brexit could spell economic peril for parts of the EU
  • China's exports shrink most in two years, raising risks to global ...
  • Opening the door from Malta to Japan - Cecilia Malmström
  • A leading indicator known as housing
  • French 2018 growth slows to 1.5%, hit by 'yellow vest' protests
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    Public Spending

  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Budget 2019 at a glance
  • Why we found no surplus in Budget 2018's financial estimates – yet
  • Budget 2017: Pensions and pensioners given a boost
  • Malta: Budget 2015: Highlights And Opportunities
  • The Guardian view on murdering the messenger: a desperate situation
  • Finland, Sweden and Denmark have the smallest budgets in Europe ...
  • Fitch affirms Malta at 'A+' rating - outlook stable
  • Budget 2019 at a glance
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    Public Debt

  • A €5.8bn national debt – how did we get here?
  • Moody's affirms 'A3 Positive' rating for Malta - government
  • Budget 2019: Mental health features in health proposals
  • Malta is Eurozone's Fastest Growing Economy During the First Half ...
  • Updated: Moody's, DBRS upgrade Malta's economic rating
  • [WATCH] 'A budget with no tricks, just treats' - Muscat
  • DBRS confirms Malta at A (high), stable trend
  • Moody's and DBRS upgrade Malta's credit ratings
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    Recent Econ Stats

    MomentCountryEventActualPreviousConsensusForecastpreviewpupdatedreviewrupdated
    2018-12-07MTGDP Growth Rate YoY Q35.90%4.80%01
    2018-12-05MTBalance of Trade OCT?-171.9M?-275M01
    2018-12-05MTRetail Sales YoY OCT-0.40%-0.80%01
    2018-12-05MTRetail Sales MoM OCT0.10%-0.20%01
    2018-11-29MTBusiness Confidence NOV117.6109.4110.500
    2018-11-29MTConsumer Confidence NOV22.723.823.100
    2018-11-27MTPPI YoY OCT3.40%3.90%3.60%00
    2018-11-16MTInflation Rate YoY OCT2.10%2.50%2.40%00
    2018-11-09MTBalance of Trade SEP?-171.9M?-334.8M? -268.9M00
    2018-11-07MTRetail Sales MoM SEP0.10%0.3% ?-0.30%00