What foreign investors like and dislike about business in Malta

Three in every four foreign investors believe Malta is an attractive destination to invest in, a survey run buy EY of top executives has found.

The EY Attractiveness Survey 2019 found that foreign-owned firms are most keen on Malta developing its education and skills base and investing in digital technology and infrastructure.

80% of respondents said they expected to still be operating in Malta in 10 years' time.

86% of respondents cited Malta's corporate taxation framework as a pull factor. Social stability (75%), telecommunications infrastructure (72%) and the potential to increase productivity (63%) were also frequently cited as reasons for investing in Malta.

73% said they believed Malta is keeping pace with regulatory changes in other countries

43% of respondents feel the country's transport and logistics infrastructure could be improved.

Companies would like to see a reduction in labour costs (28%).

Investors want policy-makers to focus their efforts on up-skilling the workforce to ensure they have the digital skills needed for modern-day industries.

26 Oct 2019

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