Malta Enterprise has launched the Micro Guarantee scheme, through which enterprises employing up to 20 workers – including start-ups and self-employed – may be granted a guarantee to help them secure a loan from commercial banks participating in the scheme.
Several initiatives and events are taking place in order to promote trade relations between the two partners. The High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth aims at deepening transatlantic economic relations and shaping the future framework of the EU-US trade relationship.
More than 1,850 students have been approved assistance in the form of tax credits with a value exceeding €7 million through the Get Qualified scheme, which helps them further their qualifications.
Malta Enterprise has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Milan Branch of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, paving the way for increased cooperation towards the development of industrial investment and trade between Malta and Japan.
A 25-strong delegation from Misurata visited Malta to explore the business environment and learn more about the opportunities the country offers, following up on a similar factfinding mission organised by Malta Enterprise in April and in which 20 local companies had participated.
Ten local companies forming part of a business delegation organised by Malta Enterprise had a good number of meetings with their counterparts in the German cities of Cologne and Munich with a view towards exploring potential business opportunities.