Malta enjoys a bi-partisan, stable, political climate that is largely convergent on issues of national and economic importance. Malta and Germany were the only two states in the Euro Zone maintaining economic growth during the financial crisis. Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004 and adopted the Euro currency in 2008.
The Malta Alternative Companies List (ACL) is a Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) initiative aimed at providing listing opportunities for companies and investors with the potential to grow, yet do not fulfill the rigorous requirements for MSE Official Listing. Listing on the ACL offers the benefit of EU Passporting, as well as, international recognition.
Listing on the Malta ACL is regulated by the Financial Markets Act (2002), which was amended in 2007 to take into account EU reforms. The administration of the Act falls within the remit of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), which is an official & independent body also responsible to issue Listing Rules.