Off the wire
Southwest Haiti faces risk of food insecurity, UN relief wing says  • Zambia parliament under fire for allocating funds to first lady's office  • Some 13,000 people displaced by clashes between armed forces, former rebels of Congo: UN refugee agency  • Poland expects first cardiac surgery robot next year  • Latvia's central bank downgrades 2016 GDP growth forecast to 1 pct  • Roundup: S. Africans mark International Anti-Corruption Day  • Finnish, Russian PMs hold diverging views on Ukraine, Syria  • Urgent: Ghana President Mahama concedes defeat in Wednesday's presidential polls  • Risk of Zika-caused microcephaly highest among women infected early in pregnancy: study  • Spanish Ibex-35 stock index closes after best week of the year  
You are here:   Home

Malta's gaming industry employment up 31 pct in H1

Xinhua, December 10, 2016 Adjust font size:

The first six months saw a 31 percent increase in employment within the gaming industry in Malta, representing a peak in terms of growth over the past two years, Malta's Gaming Authority said in an interim report published on Friday.

The report said the number of full-time jobs in the gaming industry is estimated to have reached 6,150 by June 2016.

Despite a declining number of operators licensed under the Maltese jurisdiction, the gaming industry's contribution to the Maltese economy rose by 11.9 percent when compared with the same period last year. It currently accounts for 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) during the first half of 2016.

The report expected Malta's gaming industry to continue growing robustly in 2017. Endit