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AfricaMoney | April 25, 2014

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Sweeter state? Mauritius better positioned than smaller ACP countries

April 23, 2014 | The island economy is relatively well placed to face the end of the EU sugar quotas as it started investing in related diversification such as producing electricity and bioplastics from sugar cane several years ago. (Image: Omnicane) Mauritius and Fiji are better positioned than...
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Financial ExpertSpeak: African investment landscape promising for institutional investors

April 23, 2014 | The head of integrated financial services group IPRO, Stephane Henry, spoke to AfricaMoney about the challenges facing three key sectors of the economy – sugar, tourism and financial services. Stephane Henry, CEO of Investment Professionals Ltd (IPRO), spoke to AfricaMoney abo...
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Outrigger Resort and Spa holds glittering opening ceremony in Mauritius

April 23, 2014 | The official opening party followed a nine-month multi-million dollar transformational renovation of the property, which is owned by Outrigger. (Image: Outrigger) Another international hospitality brand has joined the glittering jewels in Mauritius’ crown, which already boasts ...
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Mauritius banking sector stayed strong in 2013: IMF report

April 23, 2014 | However, the international financial institution recommended closer collaboration between the government and the central bank. (Image: IMF) Mauritius banking system remains well-capitalized, profitable, and resilient to shocks, according to IMF directors at the recently conclud...
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Mauritius trade deficit for February improves by 29.4% on export boost

April 22, 2014 | Data from Statistics Mauritius showed that the overall value of exports rose by 12.8% to Rs 7.4 billion compared to the year-ago period, and by 7.1% compared to the previous month. (Image: Vessel Tracker) Mauritius monthly trade statistics for February 2014 showed that higher exp...
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Maurice Ile Durable gets boost; polymer notes shortlisted for Currency Awards

April 22, 2014 | Celebrating Earth Day today? Switch to the new notes! These durable notes ensure that exhaustible resources such as paper are not wasted. (Image: Mashable) On the occasion of Earth day today, it is interesting to reflect on how the new polymer notes released by the central bank o...
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Mauritius attends Microsoft’s Global Forum 2014 to give ICT a head-start

April 22, 2014 | The Partners in Learning (PIL) Global Forum attracted around 1,100 top education leaders, school leaders, educators, press, government officials, partners and sponsors from more than 97 countries. The Microsoft in Education Global Forum 2014, which took place recently in Barcelon...
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Mauritius moves to e-filing: 92% returns submitted electronically in 2014

April 22, 2014 | The island economy’s tax collections body, the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA), registered 123,000 electronic submissions of individual income tax returns this year. (Image: Greenback Tax Services) Mauritius is moving to e-filing in a big way, with a towering 92% of the total...
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