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M22044 - Economic indicators for decision making (Online)

  • 16 Jun 2022
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar

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Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Mr Kurt Muscat
Venue:   Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

This session will look into how non-economists can understand how an economy functions and how to assess its performance. The first part of the session will focus on a detailed analysis of the key indicators that one needs to look into when evaluating the performance of an economy. The second part of the session will be more practical and will build on the first part of the session. During this part, conclusions will be derived on the performance of the Maltese economy in recent years as well as present a clearer vision of where the Maltese economy is heading. This will be based on the economic indicators mentioned in the first part of the session and a number of economic forecasts.
The main aim of the session is for members to gain knowledge as to how they can analyse the performance of an economy, and hence be better equipped to give advice to their clients. Business owners/ self-employed will also find this session valuable as they would be better informed in their day-to-day decision making.

Specific topics to be covered during the session

The session will be divided into the below 2 main sections:
i. The first part will be more theoretical and will focus on a breakdown of the main economic indicators that one would need to consider when assessing the performance of an economy
ii. The second part of the session will be more practical and will build on the first part of the session. During this part, the economic indicators mentioned in part one will be used to assess the economic performance of the Maltese economy. Moreover, we will evaluate a number of economic forecasts to have a clearer vision of where the Maltese economy is heading

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

When business owners/ self-employed want to evaluate the feasibility of a project, product, etc, accountants are usually the first port of call. However, given the significant number of indicators that one needs to assess to evaluate an economy’s performance, it is very likely that accountants do not have the time or knowledge to assess all of these indicators. Therefore, this session is valuable to accountants as it will help them better evaluate an economy’s performance. Moreover, in the second part of the session, a conclusion will be derived on the current and expected performance of the Maltese economy, which accountants can use to better guide their clients

Target Audience

Accountants and prospective accountants who have an interest in the economic performance of Malta, business advisors, business owners and self-employed persons.

Speaker'S Profile

Kurt Holds a Masters of Science degree in Economics from the University of Malta and an ACCA qualification
He started his career as an auditor with Grant Thornton before being seconded with St Julian's advisory for just over a year. During his time at St Julian's advisory he focused on financial modelling and future forecasts as well as raising debt and equity for several local and international companies.
Kurt has joined EMCS in January 2018 and is presently a senior executive for the Advisory service at EMCS. He worked on a number of product development costing analysis and economic impact assessments mainly for the appraisal of Malta council for science and technology (MCST) projects. Was also involved in the undertaking of various CBAs and feasibility studies for the public sector which range from waste and water management to the appraisal of projects that seek to address Malta's ever-increasing transportation problem. Other work included business plans for EU funds, financial analysis and Corporate finance.

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