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And, the African Person of the Year is…

October 30, 2013 |

Every year, the influential US-based business website Forbes celebrates ‘the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by.’

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Mauritius lauded for human-centred approach to policies

October 30, 2013 |

During the 17th Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group held in Geneva, Switzerland, Mauritius was lauded for its ‘human-centred’ approach to policies. (Image: UPR Info)

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Mauritian entrepreneurs get visibility, platform to showcase products

October 30, 2013 |

Besides a platform to showcase their products, this event represents a golden opportunity for around 100 local SMEs and entrepreneurs to network with vital stakeholders such as industrial buyers, important suppliers and big enterprises.  (Image: business.mega...
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Mauritian government to discuss extra expense allocation for last fiscal

October 29, 2013 |

The Supplementary Appropriation Bill (2012) of Rs 2.08 billion will be presented at the first reading by Mauritius Finance Minister Xavier-Luc Duval in the National Assembly on Tuesday. (Image: grandbaie.mu)

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Mauritius tops Sub-Saharan Africa in Doing Business report

October 29, 2013 | Mauritius, Rwanda and South Africa have emerged as the top three regional performers in the World Bank’s 2014 Doing Business report. Mauritius, Rwanda and South Africa have emerged as the top three regional performers in the World Bank’s 2014 Doing Business report. Ranked glo...
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African revenue administrators meet over tax talks in Mauritius

October 29, 2013 |

Mauritius is hosting a four-day, pan African tax seminar to thresh out “information exchange” issues, which is likely to witness participation from around 30 revenue administration officials across sub-Saharan Africa. (Image: Government of Mauritius)Read More

Africa rising on the back of reforms

October 28, 2013 |

IFC’s 2013 Development Impact Report for Sub-Saharan Africa report highlighted that in 2012, the emerging continent registered almost three times the number of reforms of any other region in the world. (Image: blogs.worldbank.org)

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India eyes seabed sulphide mining near Mauritius

October 28, 2013 |

The island nation can easily leverage on other countries’ expertise in deep sea mining to get access to deposits data and enrich its minerals base. (Image: Nautilus Minerals)

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Air Mauritius looks high and low for commercial partnerships

October 28, 2013 |

Air Mauritius has been implementing stringent cost cutting measures, including yielding routes to other airlines for even core European markets that form the main base of tourists to the island nation. (Image: www.globalvillagedirectory.infoRead More

Indian Ocean islands unite to boost tourism

October 25, 2013 |

Seeking to give a boost to cultural tourism, the 27th edition of the Seychelles Festival Kreol will see international delegates from Mauritius, Rodrigues and Mexico come together for six days from today to the end of the month. (Image: Festival Kreol Sesel 201...
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Sugarcane move over, Mauritius can now grow wheat!

October 25, 2013 |

With the first wheat of the season harvested yesterday, the next baguette you have may just be of Mauritian origin. Having crossed this critical milestone, Mauritius is now moving closer to self-sufficiency in food production.

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Beachcomber Hotels to tap deeper into Indian tourists

October 25, 2013 |

After promoting its properties among independent travelers, honeymooning couples and conference conveners, the Mauritius-based Beachcombers Hotels is also eying golf enthusiasts from the country. (Image: Beachcomber Hotels)

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Mauritius looks inwards to improve public sector efficiency

October 24, 2013 | The island nation is all set to infuse new life in the public sector with a recently concluded half-day workshop on performance management in state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Image: opsg.gov.mu) The island nation is all set to infuse new life in the public secto...
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Rwanda to host ICT and Innovation Summit

October 24, 2013 |

As Mauritius eyes the ICT sector for giving a boost to its economy, a Pan-African ICT and innovation summit to be hosted by Rwanda may be a golden opportunity for the island nation to connect with the rest of the continent. (Image: www.biztech...
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Mauritius government hosts workshop to boost construction

October 24, 2013 |

With the construction sector expected to shrink 9.4% this year, the government of Mauritius is going all out in its efforts to arrest the decline. (Image: Government of Mauritius)

With the construction sector expec...
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Will Africa ever get its act together?

October 23, 2013 | For Mauritius, widely regarded as the gateway to Africa, it is essential that the emerging continent should get its act together, and soon. The African Economic Conference (AEC) to be held in Johannesburg from October 28-30, addresses the core of the quest for the continent’s economic revo...
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Coca Cola, MTN most admired global, African brands in Africa

October 23, 2013 |

Coca Cola emerged as the most admired and valuable global brand in Africa while MTN won top honours as the most admired and valuable African brand at the African Business Award 2013.

Coca Cola emerged as the most a...
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Mauritius hosts international meeting on investor information quality

October 23, 2013 |

For all those who feel that financial information provided by companies is designed to hide more than it reveals, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions’ meeting in Mauritius drills deeper into the quality of financial information provided ...
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AfrAsia to restructure Zimbabwe arm, pay Chanakira $12 mn

October 22, 2013 | AfrAsia will pay prominent Zimbabwe banker Nigel Chanakira $12 million following the disposal of his 30 percent stake in the Mauritian bank’s Zimbabwe arm – AfrAsia Kingdom Zimbabwe Limited (AKZL). (Image: blog.afrasiabank.com) Restructuring...
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Air Mauritius to finalize flight renewal program by year end

October 22, 2013 |

Both France-based Airbus Industrie and US-based Boeing are currently in the running for the Air Mauritius fleet renewal programme, a crucial initiative di...
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Mauritius Aug trade deficit down 21% year on year

October 22, 2013 | Mauritius trade deficit came down by 20.7 percent in August from a year ago to Rs 6.07 billion ($199.67 million), as revenue from food and live animals contributed to a higher value of exports, data from Statistics Mauritius showed on Monday. (Image: Read More

IFC launches African Corporate Governance Network in Mauritius

October 21, 2013 |

With an eye on an emerging Africa, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced the launch of the African Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) in Mauritius on October 16. (Image: Read More

Mauritius tops Africa’s governance ranking

October 21, 2013 |

Mauritius topped the seventh Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IAAG), a survey of 52 African nations conducted by the Mo Ibrahim foundation, run by the Sudanese-British mobile communications entrepreneur and billionaire.

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Poverty eradication tops government agenda

October 18, 2013 | Poverty eradication remains on top of the government’s agenda in line with Goal 1 of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, according to Mauritius’s Minister of Social Integration and Economic...
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How Budget 2014 is shaping up

October 18, 2013 | Along with the government’s call for budget proposals last month, it has listed the proposed 10-year outcomes of various ministries as a guide map to the current year’s financial planning. We take a look at some aspirational targets. (Image: accommodation.io)

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Mauritius increases investment in human resources

October 18, 2013 |

Mauritius’s Minister of Education and Human Resources, Vasant Bunwaree, stated that the total budget expenditure for education and training stood at Rs 12.6 billion in 2013, up 30% from Rs 9.7 billion in 2011.  (Image: Government of Mauritius)Read More

Mauritius, Gabon ink trade, investment agreements

October 18, 2013 | Mauritius and Gabon signed a general agreement and three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to enhance bilateral relations and increase cooperation in several sectors such as trade and investment, agriculture, and tourism. (Image: Government of Mauritius) Mauri...
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Mauritians to enjoy visa-free entry into Gabon

October 18, 2013 |

Mauritians will no longer have to go through visa hassles for visiting Gabon, following the announcement of waiver of visa entry by Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba yesterday. (Image: en.legabon.org)

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Rwanda gets a Czech mark

October 17, 2013 | Czech Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Kohout led a 30-strong business delegation to Rwanda to explore potential areas of investment. (Image: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic) Rwanda is the new place to be for Africa-focused investor...
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Can Mauritius and India work out a tax treaty truce?

October 17, 2013 | The new rules by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) seek to provide much more comprehensive, but equally subjective, guidelines on ensuring proper control and management of corporate entities in Mauritius with an international investment agenda. (Image: business.mega.mu) Wit...
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