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Economic ExpertSpeak: Mauritius’ location positions it well as an African financial hub

July 16, 2015 | Danae Kyriakopoulou, a Senior Economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London, and an external Economic Adviser at the ICAEW spoke to AfricaMoney, commenting on the global economic condition for 2015-2016. She stated that the US will be the one of the brightest spots in...
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Hilton launches Huanying brand to give Chinese visitors a personalised stay

July 14, 2015 | Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the global launch of Hilton Huanying to faciliate a tailored experience for Chinese travelers, thus enabling more than a million Chinese travelers to explore new destinations with an unrivalled comfort level. Hilton Hotels & Resorts annou...
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Mauritius features in EU blacklist of world’s 30 worst offending tax havens

June 19, 2015 | The European Commission has included Mauritius in a recently published list of the world’s 30 worst offending tax havens, and the blacklist also includes various well-known havens — among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Guernsey.(Image:mauritiusattractions.com)Read More

IBM to power app development with new cloud collaboration

June 18, 2015 | IBM and Portico Consultancy are unveiling new cloud services by providing companies with a fully managed cloud service to quickly pilot, configure and introduce new applications that meet evolving customer needs. Businesses are constantly seeking to improve the digital experience...
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Carl Bates on board culture: Creating a culture of performance & accountability

June 16, 2015 | According to Carl Bates, corporate governance expert at the Mauritius Institute of Directors' workshop, the most powerful board culture creates massive value, empowers management and has a succession plan dealing effectively with conflict where CEO, shareholder and managerial performance are...
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Cisco launches new offerings to improve security

June 15, 2015 | Cisco is trying to build architecture in every business division where hardware, software and service collaborate to make it convenient for the customer. This architecture will essentially integrate Cisco’s Internet Of Everything concept with the cloud, data centers, mobility as well as se...
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The IoT Revolution Promises New Challenges for IT

June 11, 2015 | Familiar devices are now able to monitor, communicate and respond when their environment changes and therefore companies have a trove of new information at their disposal to analyze with  McKinsey Global Institute predicting that IoT may add between $2.7 trillion and $6.2 trillion to the w...
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Microsoft 10 to be released on 29 July, get ready for an update!

June 10, 2015 | Microsoft announced that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs and tablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Good news folks! Windows 10 will be free for users powered by Windows 7 or later, or tablets running on Windows 8.1.(Image: cnet.com) Windows 10 marks the...
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World Environment Day: Cleaner greener and safer Mauritius

June 5, 2015 | The World Environment Day is being celebrated today to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment with the United Nations Environment Programme's theme for 2015 being “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”(Image: Updates Nation)Read More

Technology ExpertSpeak: Financial software helps companies to comply with international standards

May 28, 2015 | Ross Hampton and Theuns Holtshousen, Managing director and Business leader of CaseWare Africa respectively, spoke to AfricaMoney on financial software which helps companies comply with international financial standards and place the company in a better position to attract investors. (Image: ...
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Communication ExpertSpeak: Companies must minimise reaction time to tweet or post

May 14, 2015 | International crisis communication expert Bert van Walbeek noted that, given the speed and coverage of communication over ubiquitous social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, every little internal crisis can escalate into a huge global crisis, and companies must be well prepared t...
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One in four Web users now on Chrome; which finally passes 25% market share

May 11, 2015 | Google has finally achieved the distinction of grabbing a quarter of the market share in the browser space with Chrome; however, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer remains the most popular browser globally with 55.8% market share, while Mozilla’s Firefox continues to slip further down from it...
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Microsofttakes another leap forward with Build 2015 conference

May 7, 2015 | Build 2015, a Microsoft conference where the tech giant’s upcoming products were unveiled,took the developer community on an exciting journey with the launch of the truly staggering HoloLens device as well as news of free Mac OS and Ubuntu versions of the company’s Visual Studio.(Image: ...
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8 steps to ensure businesses’ security strategy mirrors dynamic computing environments

May 2, 2015 | Your security strategy should mirror the dynamic and distributed nature of to-day’s infrastructure and applications, and the discussed steps help design an adaptive approach that can improve your security position and make security a business enabler. (Image: www.3dctour.com) T...
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Secure international trade transactions and avoid hidden cost traps: MCB

April 29, 2015 | MCB hosted an event on international trade, where it was noted that the latter is gaining a lot of attention in today’s connected world, making securing your transactions increasingly important - moreover arbitration and mediation can be the most appropriate way to resolve issues in a quic...
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SEO evolves with different languages to fit in the marketing world of 2015

April 25, 2015 | SEO ensures it is up to date with the marketing requirement of 2015 by providing solution to bridge language differences, cultural variances and seeps into every aspect of websites and website rankings. (Image: Anglo African) There is a reason why when, for example, you type “b...
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Cloud ERP Software goes from ‘nice to have’ to ‘must have’

April 24, 2015 | The elevated expectation of ERP users means that complementary technologies are no longer an option or afterthought, but a built-in standard - and responsiveness and flexibility are topmost priorities. (Image: Anglo African)  A study from Software Advice shows t...
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Mobile usage skyrockets boots out desktop as most popular digital platform

April 22, 2015 | Mobile internet  has overtaken desktop as most popular digital platform, whereby  the search giant Google announcing  changes in algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendly factors in its mobile search results.(Image:AngloAfrican) The global leader in digital media analysis, ComS...
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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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Lux Belle Mare chosen for 2nd edition of Destination Wedding Planners Congress

April 10, 2015 | DWP Congress 2015 is the perfect platform for the crème de la crème of destination wedding planners from across the globe where over sixty wedding designers from all over the world come under one roof, and this year, host honours have been bagged by the Lux Belle Mare resort in Mauritius. ...
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Mauritius: Trade Facilitation Agreement to boost SMEs in the international market

February 6, 2015 | This agreement can prove to be crucial for the island's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have limited personnel resources to navigate in complex and expensive border procedures. (Image: intracen.org) The International Trade Centre (ITC) at Geneva recently highligh...
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Leadership ExpertSpeak: Mauritians have appetite for entrepreneurship & leadership

January 29, 2015 | Francois-Daniel Migeon, who has worked in diverse roles for the World Bank, McKinsey & Company, as well as the French Government, professed himself as positively impressed by the appetite of Mauritians for entrepreneurship and leadership. (Image: Cecilia Samoisi) Francois-Daniel...
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Top US corporate travel planners meet in St. Kitts at Annual Leadership Summit 

January 7, 2015 | Corporate travel planners arrive in grand style at the YU Lounge Private Jet Terminal at St. Kitts to attend the Opus Group’s 14th Annual Leadership Summit. (Image: Yu Lounge)

Meeting and incentive planners for major US corporations began arriving in ...
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Mauritius stuck at 4th place; continues to lag on transparency in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 5, 2014 | On a global perspective though, Mauritius ranks 47th among 175 countries by scoring 54 points, gaining five places against last year’s edition in which it was ranked 52nd out of 177 countries with 52 points. (Image: cna.md) Transparency and fairness cont...
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African banks gave highest returns on capital in 2013: The Banker

July 8, 2014 | The report also shows that 31 banks in Africa yielded the highest returns to shareholders in 2013 and features State Bank of Mauritius (SBM) among the top 5. (Image: Grand Baie) The Banker magazine released its 2014 Top 1000 Banks ranking last week which showed that African banks...
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Mauritius among top countries investing in new renewable power projects: report

July 8, 2014 | Recently released by the Renewable Energy Policy Network, the 2014 edition noted that South Africa led the African continent in renewable investments, followed by Kenya, Mauritius and Burkina Faso. (Image: Davies Consulting ) Mauritius ranks second globally among countries for s...
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Mauritius’ Lux*Belle Mare among best reviewed hotels on Expedia’s 2014 List

July 7, 2014 | The annual ranking of the best reviewed hotels is determined by Expedia.com, one of the world's largest full-service online travel sites, which covers more than 290,000 bookable properties.(Image: LUX) Mauritian hospitality has won yet another accolade with five-star resort Lux*B...
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Going green: Global Environment Facility grants Rs 345 mn to Mauritius for 2014-18

July 4, 2014 | During the current GEF-5 replenishment period, July 2010 to June 2014, Mauritius received an indicative allocation of Rs 238.58 million to formulate and execute projects across bio-diversity, climate change and land degradation projects (Image: UNEP) The Global Environment Facil...
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Mauritius among small island developing states attracting most capital spending

July 2, 2014 | Transnational corporations (TNCs) from developing and transition economies focused their interest mainly in four SIDS – Papua New Guinea, Maldives, Mauritius and Jamaica – accounting for 89% of their announced capital spending over 2003-13. (Image: Jamaica Information Service) ...
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Mauritius biggest improver in small island developing states on e-government: UN

June 30, 2014 | The island improved its global rank from 93rd to 76th out of 193 member states of the United Nations and is ranked second in Africa after Tunisia. (Image: Open text) Mauritius has emerged as the second highest-ranked countries in Africa, improving its rank from 93rd to 76th out...
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