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Technology trends impart exciting dimension to healthcare

April 18, 2015 | There are three technology trends leading to drastic changes in the healthcare industry and  to be up-to-date with those changes is a real challenge and the industry today poses an additional requirement in the profile of doctors - doctors should be passionate about the intersection of he...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 10.6% year-on-year over Jan-Mar 2015 to hit 291329

April 13, 2015 | From January to March 2015, France, Reunion, UK, China and South Africa maintained their places in the top 5, in the given order, with 76149, 40113, 25957, 22498 and 20665 tourists respectively. (Image : hartleys-safaris.co.uk) Mauritius welcomed 291,329 tourists over the perio...
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Mauritius to chair African-Asian Rural Development Organisation over 2015-17

April 8, 2015 | Mauritius has been called upon to take over the chairmanship of AARDO for the triennium 2015-2017, which will be an honour as well as an opportunity for the island economy to bridge the two continents in a true spirit of South-South cooperation, through avenues such as diplomatic channels, m...
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Mauritius to host African-Asian Rural Development Organisation conference

April 3, 2015 | Mauritius joined AARDO in March 1975 and since then it is also an Executive Member of the organisation, with around 115 participants from the island economy having benefited from AARDO’s Human Resource Development programmes from 2000-2014. (Image: aardo.org) Mauritius will p...
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Financial ExpertSpeak: Mauritius must reinvent itself in new investment climate

March 20, 2015 | Richard Arlove, CEO of ABAX, spoke to AfricaMoney on how Mauritius must reinvent itself as an international financial centre primarily focused towards people investing and doing business in Africa and, also, at the same time, continue to be a financial centre for selected countries in Asia. ...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 11.1% to 194734 for the year till February 2015

March 11, 2015 | As many as 194,734 tourists visited Mauritius over January and February 2015, which represents a robust rise of 11.1% over 2014, on the back of 113,333 arrivals from the European market, or 58.2% of total tourist arrivals to the island. (Image: Mauritius Attractions) Mauritius w...
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Mauritius sees tourist arrivals up 7.6% in January 2015 as Europe resurges

February 11, 2015 | Tourist arrivals from Europe maintained their dominant position with an 11.9% rise in January 2015 to 56,563 footfalls (Image: Blogspot) Mauritius has witnessed an increase of 7.6% in tourists arrivals to its shores in January 2015, compared to the year-ago period. In absolute te...
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Mauritius hosts a million visitors for the first time in island hospitality history

January 26, 2015 | Mauritius received 1,038,968 tourists in 2014, representing a 4.6% growth over the corresponding period in 2013 when a total of 993,106 tourists visited the island. (Image: Constance) It is a first for Mauritius tourism as the island economy has welcomed more than a million tour...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 4.5% year-on-year till September

October 13, 2014 | This overall spike in tourists to Mauritius was mainly driven by Asia, which saw a 23.1% rise in its total footfalls to the island economy to 121,352, against 98,550 tourists for the corresponding period of 2013 (Image: OneTikk) Mauritius’ tourism sector saw significant improve...
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EU likely to disappoint while Africa may expect stronger growth: IMF report

October 8, 2014 | The primary takeaways for the island economy, from the latest edition of the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook, are that Mauritius can expect its Expanded Africa Strategy to pay off, but there is little growth to be expected from its traditional trading partners in the EU....
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Mauritius expects 60000 Indian tourists to visit the island this year: MTPA

August 26, 2014 | The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is conducting road shows at Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, starting yesterday, to boost the India appeal of the island economy. (Image: Sun N Sand Vacations ) Mauritius is boosting its India appeal to ensure more visi...
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Mauritius sees tourist arrivals rise 4% in six months to June 2014

July 11, 2014 | Europe, which continues to send more than 50% of overall visitors to the island economy, contributed to a rise of 0.8% to 266,295 visitors for the half-yearly period to June 2014 compared to a decline of 5.5% last year. (Image: Financial Times) The number of tourists visiting Mau...
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Mauritius most peaceful country in Africa: Global Peace Index 2014

June 23, 2014 | Globally, nations spent an estimated $ 9.8 trillion, translating to around 11.3% of global GDP or twice the size of the African GDP, on containing and dealing with violence (Image: Speed Hotels) Mauritius is ranked first in Africa and 24th in the world on the global peace index ...
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Investor interest in Africa set to rise in 2014: FDI Confidence Index

June 16, 2014 | South Africa, in particular, set the tone for rising investor confidence, moving up two slots from 2013 to 13th place in 2014. (Image: Source Mauritius) Africa bucked 2013’s lethargic trend with a 12% increase to $47.6 billion in foreign direct investment, broad-based across s...
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Mauritius: CPAAI gives companies insights into cultural; digital and taxation aspects

June 16, 2014 | Pamela Young gave valuable insights into how cultures can help or hinder organisational development and market performance, on the second day of the CPAAI conference held at the Long Beach Hotel, Mauritius. (Image: Marie-Lorry Coret) Global businesses need to understand the cult...
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Global manufacturing output up but emerging economies fragile: UN report

June 13, 2014 | Africa saw its manufacturing output for the first quarter of 2014 rise only by a marginal 0.71% compared to January to March 2013, and actually fall 0.43% compared to the last quarter of 2013. (Image: United Nations) Recession? What recession! According to a UN report, world man...
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Mauritius-China ties to touch greater heights on new Shenzhen-Plaisance flight

May 16, 2014 | 1 China Southern Airlines is looking at operating a direct flight between China and Mauritius from June 27 onwards, if its request is approved by the concerned Mauritian authorities. (Image: e'm company) Taking the relationship between Mauritius and China to greater heights, China...
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8th Asia-Africa IFA Conference: Mauritius to act as gateway for Africa investments

May 16, 2014 | 1 Professor Roy Rohatgi noted that the Africa growth story is going to take off and that Mauritius can supply a whole range of professional services to the continent. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi/ AfricaMoney) The 8th Asia-Africa IFA Conference saw tax experts coming together from Euro...
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Euromoney Private Banking Survey sees two local banks in top 5 in Mauritius

March 17, 2014 | Under the ‘Best Private Banking Services overall’ in the Country Awards category, the Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank Ltd (MPCB) came fourth while the State Bank of Mauritius stood fifth. (Image: Euromoney) The annual private banking awards given out by UK-based financial...
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Mauritius tourist arrivals up 0.7% year-on-year till February

March 11, 2014 | In terms of rise in tourist arrivals, Chinese tourists bucked the trend the most with a 95.9% increase in tourists to the island nation, logging in 13,537 footfalls for the two-month period. (Image: Skift) Mauritius witnessed a slight rise of 0.7% year-on-year in tourist arrival...
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Enterprise Mauritius to showcase products at FOODEX 2014 in Japan

March 3, 2014 | The four-day event will be held in Makuhari Messe, Japan, as from tomorrow and EM has been invited to participate in this event for the fourth time. (Image: Jetro) Emerging economies in Asia are the new target markets for the island economy, and international food and beverage ex...
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Mauritius: Tighter norms for global business companies to benefit economy

December 26, 2013 | The FSC and SEBI (India’s capital markets regulator) have been exchanging information for years, said FSC chairperson Marc Hein. It increasingly appears that it is not just to appease a suspicious India, but that Mauritius truly believes that imposing ‘substance requirements...
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Mauritius and Pakistan to boost trade; renewable energy in focus

December 26, 2013 | Deputy Prime Minister Beebeejaun said that the island economy was keen to explore ways and means to further enhance Pakistan-Mauritius bilateral trade and commercial ties. (Image: The Hindu) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday emphasized the need for concerted steps by...
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Developing countries face higher trade costs

February 10, 2013 |

Although the international economy has integrated considerably in recent decades, a new database developed jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the World Bank reveals that trade...
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