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BBC Africa Business Report trains its spotlight on the Mauritian economy tonight

BBC Africa Business Report trains its spotlight on the Mauritian economy tonight

During their stay in Mauritius, the BBC journalists concentrated mainly on the tourism sector, with particularly interest in the growing success of the sun-and-sand destination with Chinese tourists. (Image: ION News)

After having made stopovers in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana, the BBC Africa Business Report will train its spotlight on Mauritius tonight at 20:30, to focus on the crucial sectors that are changing the economic face of Africa.

BBC journalists Adrienne Murray and Nkem Ifejika, accompanied by a cameraman, spent an entire week in July on the island paradise to shoot the report that will be aired tonight on BBC.

During their stay in Mauritius, they concentrated mainly on the tourism sector, with particularly interest in the growing success of the sun-and-sand destination with Chinese tourists.

In this context, the team also spoke to the Minister of Tourism and Leisure, Michael Sik Yuen, and also took inputs besides from representatives from the hospitality industry, as well as Chinese tourists.

The financial sector also caught their attention, where, to better identify the issues and opportunities inherent in the sector, the BBC team turned to former finance minister Rama Sithanen, who currently heads International Financial Services Ltd, a leading management company incorporated in Mauritius.

Besides, representatives of the offshore sector and economists also appeared among the interviewees for financial services.

Another significant topic which will be touched upon in tonight’s reportage is the sugarcane industry, which features the interview of Jacque d`Unienville, CEO of Mauritius sugar major Omnicane, supplemented by shots of the most modern production unit of the country.

The team of Africa Business Report was also interested in the real estate sector, which is currently witnessing a gradual slowdown.

Finally, the BBC journalists spoke to Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam, who is also taking care of the finance portfolio since the departure of erstwhile finance minister Xavier-Luc Duval.

For the complete schedule of the broadcast dates and times, click here:

http://tinyurl.com/puzmg5m

Source: ION News

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