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MCB hosts 2015 Africa Forward Together conference to shape Africa’s future together with the champions of economic growth on the continent.

November 17, 2015 | The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) hosts 50 top executives representing 37 African banks at the week-long 2015 Africa Forward Together conference aiming constructive dialogue to shape Africa’s future together with the champions of economic growth on the continent ,with MCB showcase its ...
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Financial ExpertSpeak: Availability of real time data improves speed & accuracy of investment decisions

November 16, 2015 | Caroline Mugadi, regional business lead of East Africa at Thomson Reuters spoke to AfricaMoney on the importance of the availability of real time data to the market. It not only facilitates greater transparency and accuracy in prices in the money/ financial/ foreign exchange markets, but als...
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Mauritius will host the 3rd Annual Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management forum a platform bringing together all regions together to shape the African pension fund industry.

November 13, 2015 | Mauritius will host the 3rd Annual Africa Investment Funds and Asset Management (AIFAM) Forum organise by MNCapital Group, a South African based investment advisory and communications firm. The forum will convene regional capital owners , fund managers, and investment professionals from the ...
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The Expert Explains: Is Africa doing enough to promote regulatory reform?

November 13, 2015 | The World Bank’s latest report on Doing Business 2016: Regulatory Quality and Efficiency has highlighted that Mauritius remains the top destination for doing business in Africa, ranked in 32nd place globally, and that Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 30% of the regulatory reforms which made...
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The Expert Explains: What is the right way to boost insurance coverage in Africa?

November 5, 2015 | Mauritius is seeking to position itself as a platform for companies to enter insurance markets in Africa. Insurance is considered a vital financial product to guard against unexpected events in much of the developed world, yet Africa’s share of the global market in insurance is miniscule W...
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Sub-Saharan Africa economies among world’s top improvers of business climate amidst which Mauritius ranks best in the region, with a global ranking of 32.

November 3, 2015 | The “Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency” released records a total of 69 reforms in 35 economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mauritius ranks best in the region, with a global ranking of 32, performing particularly well in the areas of Paying Taxe...
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India and Africa needs to nurture existing partnership with Africa rising resolutely towards a brighter future posing to become a powerful magnet in various areas.

October 30, 2015 | Sir Anerood Jugnauth at the 3rd India-Africa Summit emphasised the need to further nurture the existing partnership between India and Africa in building together a spirit of South-South cooperation. India’s continuous support to help Africa tre...
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The Expert Explains: Can social media help tackle corruption in Africa?

October 29, 2015 | As many African countries continue to languish at the bottom of international league tables for corruption, can ‘grass roots’ social media campaigns supported by citizens succeed where ‘top down’ approaches have failed? This month a new online reporting platform called ‘IPaidABribe...
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MTN wins the most valuable and admired African brand in the 4th Brand Africa 100.

October 26, 2015 | In the 4th Brand Africa 100 MTN wins the most valuable and admired Brands in Africa, the composition of the brands was dominated by non-African brands, while African brands have remained relatively stable at 23%.These rankings are increasingly significant as they are an important ...
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Emirates places strategic focus on the African continent by increasing operations by over 40% as Africa is still an under-served market.

October 23, 2015 | Emirates is placing a strategic focus on Africa in the coming decade by increasing operations by over 40% as Africa is still an under-served market. The company will continue to channel traffic through the Dubai hub which has already become a key gateway for the African continent. The focus ...
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The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen?

October 16, 2015 | The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Africa Realities, lays out a roadmap for meeting the goals and transforming lives on the continent. Africa was never ...
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The Expert Explains: What next for ACP-EU economic relations?

October 15, 2015 | On 6 October, the European Commission and the European Union’s External Action Service launched a public consultation on the relations between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states post-2020, when the existing Cotonou Agreement expires. So what does this suggest about futu...
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International private equity in sub-Saharan Africa is set to continue with up to $20 billion flowing into the region annually.

October 14, 2015 | International private equity has become the fastest growing source of investment in sub-Saharan Africa as investors tired of low returns in developed markets have increasingly looked to cash in on the rapid growth and emerging middle-class consumers in Africa, home to many of the fastest expanding e...
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Mauritius needs to change focus in terms of more tangible and real investments to be the financial hub of Africa.

October 12, 2015 | Mauritius plans to launch a trading platform to hedge African currencies against the U.S. dollar, part of a bid to expand its role as a financial hub for the continent. Alongside there are talks to boost ties with stock exchanges in Johannesburg and Nairobi to encourage cross-listing of shar...
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Chinese firm plans to build the most expensive luxury apartment in Nairobi.

October 8, 2015 | Aviation Industry Corporation of China will construct the most expensive luxury apartments in Nairobi to respond demand for high quality residential and commercial real estate in as there has been recent increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) and the entry of multinatio...
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Mauritius tops the ranking of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

October 6, 2015 | The Ibrahim Index of African Governance reveals that overall governance progress in Africa is stalling. However, Mauritius was the top ranking country with improved score in the Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development but deterioration in Participation & Human Rights and S...
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Much to celebrate as key African nations makes big climbs reverse declines in latest WEF Competitiveness Index and Mauritius tops the list for the Sub-Sahara region.

October 2, 2015 | Mauritius remains sub-Saharan Africa’s most competitive economy, ahead of South Africa in 49th. It boasts the region’s best infrastructure, most healthy and educated workforce, and most efficient goods market. The most comprehensive annual assessment of national competitiven...
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The Expert Explains: Do Small Island Developing States have enough influence?

October 1, 2015 | The UN lists 39 countries as SIDS communities which are estimated to represent 5% of the global population. The SIDS was a key component of the speech delivered by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, at the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. So who are the Small I...
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The Stock Exchange of Mauritius wins the “Most Innovative African Stock Exchange Award” surpassing the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

September 30, 2015 | The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has won for the third time in five years, the "Most Innovative African Stock Exchange of the year Award" at the Institutional Investment Capital Market Awards 2015 on the basis of a number of criteria, including, among others, initiatives implemented b...
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Mauritius marks its presence in the U.S – Africa Institutional Investor Roadshow 2015 in New York with BOI participation.

September 29, 2015 | The Board of Investment Mauritius is participating in the U.S-Africa Institutional Investor Roadshow Launch today, September 29th, 2015 in New York. The Roadshow will provide a platform for U.S. institutional investors and African government representatives to discuss and implement best prac...
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Dr Keyu Jin; China role in Africa and the World Economy.

September 25, 2015 | China’s growth has been driven by increases in productivity, not by investment nor by cheap labor. There is still plenty of room for growth in China, and strong growth potential but there are many challenges in realizing the potential. Is China’s Growth over? What is Read More

Global Innovation Index 2015: Mauritius tops the list in the Sub-Saharan Africa region and ranks 49th globally.

September 23, 2015 | Mauritius, South Africa, and Senegal are the top three economies in the GII rankings for the sub-Saharan Africa each region, in addition some African countries—in particular, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, and Senegal—stand out for having made important progress. The (G...
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SWIFT’s growth in Africa up by 11% outpacing global growth rate of 10%.

September 16, 2015 | Growth in financial transactions messaging system SWIFT's traffic volumes in Africa has accelerated by double-digit percentages this year as banks expand rapidly and non-financial institutions join the industry cooperative. Expansion in Africa in the past year was up 11%, led by ...
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Has Africa oversold it`s growth story.

September 15, 2015 | Just a year ago, Africa was touted as the next investment El Dorado. Two decades of record growth, a rapidly urbanizing population of 1.1 billion, rising incomes and vast untapped mineral reserves would lead to the creation of a broad middle class, but Now a slowdown in China, Africa’s l...
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The Expert Explains: Will the Sustainable Development Goals foster economic growth in Africa?

September 10, 2015 | The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be important as they will provide a steer to the global development agenda until 2030,the African Union picked up on this theme in its Common African Position on the SDGs, agreed in January 2014, which stressed the need for “structural tra...
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Nigeria’s capital city is about to get a new heart: a brand new World Trade Center complex.

September 8, 2015 | Nigeria's new World Trade Center (WTC) poised to send its economy sky high, with construction nearing completion in Nigeria' capital city, Abuja where the complex will offer business, residential and commercial spaces and will be the first of its kind in West Africa. The construc...
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Mauritius among the top 15 African countries for millionaires to live in with Johannesburg topping the city list!

September 4, 2015 | AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth have recently released a report showcasing Mauritius as one the fastest growing millionaire markets in Africa, with millionaire’s numbers rising by over 250% since 2000 to reach 3,200 by 2015. AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth have recently rel...
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Africa is projected to have just one low income country by 2050.

September 4, 2015 | As the second-fastest growing region in the world, Africa has enjoyed robust economic growth in recent years. However, that progress has not been enough to make up for the lost decades of economic stagnation that preceded the recent recovery. Most African countries that today are considered low i...
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The Expert Explains: Will the UN have a greater role in future tax treaties?

September 3, 2015 | Tax treaties, or double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs), have been a focus of great attention over the past few months Tax treaties tend to be based on one of two models, emanating from either the OECD or the UN, and some current treaties in force use both of them in part. Will the UN ...
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A Leading commercial bank in Nigeria committed to support financing needs of SMEs.

September 2, 2015 | Management of Access Bank plc, one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria, has reiterated its commitment towards promoting efficient, effective and sound financial sector, capable of providing a wide range of demand-driven financial services, including supporting the financing needs of t...
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