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IMF praises the resilience of the Mauritian economy

April 7, 2013 |

The Mauritian economy performed reasonably well in a difficult external environment in 2012. Growth decelerated to 3.3 percent, due to weak sugar and textile exports and a slowdown in the construction sector, though the information and communication technology and fin...
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Proposed restructuration of MCB Group

April 5, 2013 |

The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited (MCB) proposes to separate its Banking and Non-Banking operations and raise capital in order to position the Group for future growth.  The name of the new holding company has not yet been finalised. A new legal entity– MCB Hold...
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Business confidence takes a leap in Mauritius

April 3, 2013 |

The latest issue of the MCCI Business Confidence Indicator shows a strong increase in business confidence for the first quarter of the year. It has risen by 6.2 points to establish itself now at 91.6 points (a 7.3% leap). Read More

Mauritius and Zambia sign agreement

March 30, 2013 |

The Government of Mauritius and the Republic of Zambia signed an agreement recently with regards to the agreed areas of cooperation between the two countries during the 2nd session of the Zambia-Mauritius Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation held this week in Mau...
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Mauritian GDP expected to grow by 3.5%

March 27, 2013 |

GDP growth is expected to be 3.5% for Mauritius according to figures revealed by the Statistics Mauritius yesterday. This means that the GDP will be lower than the 3.7% growth forecasted in December 2012, mostly due to a deeper contraction of -6.9% in “Construction�...
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Mauritius and India to cooperate in renewable energy technology and exploration of marine resources

March 13, 2013 |

March 13, 2013 - The Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam had a working session on 12 March at Clarisse House with the Indian President, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a State visit to Mauritius. Discussions were focused on potential areas of cooperation in the area of ...
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ICT projects in Mauritius: Mobile Banking & the migration of telephone numbers from 7 to 8 digits

February 21, 2013 |

February 21, 2013- Main projects in the pipeline in the ICT sector for year 2013 were elaborated upon by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Mr Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum, yesterday during a press...
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Mauritius-Turkey Agreements: A solid Platform to develop business relations

February 14, 2013 |

February 14, 2013: The two Agreements signed between Mauritius and Turkey recently will be a solid platform on which the business communities of Turkey and Mauritius can develop their relations with each other over the coming years, said ...
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Trade Facilitation: Trade portal to be operational in June

February 6, 2013 |

February 6, 2013: A comprehensive trade portal will become operational in June this year at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, announced the Minister, Dr Arvin Bool...
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IMF concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation Mission to Mauritius

January 31, 2013 |

January 31, 2013 - An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Martin Petri visited Port Louis during January 16–30, 2013 to conduct the discussions for the 2013 Article IV consultation with Mauritius. The mission met with The H...
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Mauritius ratifies FTA with Turkey

January 22, 2013 |

January 22, 2013 - The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between Mauritius and Turkey in September 2011, has been recently ratified by the Turkish authorities. The next steps are the pre...
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2013 Index of Economic Freedom: Mauritius ranked among the Top Ten

January 15, 2013 | January 15, 2013: Mauritius is the only Sub-Saharan country to rank among the top ten economies out of the 177 countries rated by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in its 19th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released on January 10. With a total economic freedom s...
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MDGs – Minister Boolell calls for full Participation of all stakeholders

January 13, 2013 | The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a survey on the experience on the MDGs and UN post 2015 Development Agenda, were issues on which the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Dr Arvin Boolell, elaborated recently during a press.  The UN Resident Coordinator...
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Congo, Mauritius company sign agreement for Investment Promotion Agency

January 10, 2013 | January 10, 2013- Congo and Mauritius Board of Investment on Tuesday signed a contract in Brazzaville for the establishment of an Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) in Congo, the Congo ministry of Industrial Development and Private Sector Promotion has said. The agreement was signed by the Congolese ...
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India-Mauritius meet on tax treaty revision next month

January 10, 2013 | Photo of Arvin Boolell, Foreign and International Trade minister for Mauritius January 10, 2013 - The next meeting of the much-awaited Read More

Medical tourism picks up momentum

January 1, 2013 | 1st January 2013- Over the past few years Mauritius has witnessed unprecedented growth in the private healthcare sector. The presence of international players, namely Apollo Bramwell, Fortis Healthcare, Agarwal Eye Hospitals, Harley Fertility Centre, Challenge Hair, to name but a few, ha...
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Mauritius: GDP to grow by around 3.7% in 2013

December 29, 2012 | In its December 2012 issue, the Central Statistical Office expects the GDP growth for Mauritius to grow by around 3.7% in 2013, higher than the 3.3% growth estimated for 2012.  Latest available information indicates that, GDP growth rate would be 3.3% in 2012, lower than the 3.5% growth registered ...
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IMF Managing Director Lagarde exchanges financing documents with Mauritius for new Africa Training Institute

December 28, 2012 | 28th December, 2012 - International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde and the Mauritian authorities exchanged letters of understanding yesterday formalizing Mauritius’ commitment to help finance the IMF’s new Africa Training Institute, serving sub-Saharan Africa. Maur...
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Mauritius forecasts 1m tourists for 2013

December 6, 2012 | Mauritius' Central Statistics Office said on Tuesday that based on available data, tourist arrivals for 2012 is expected to reach 965,000, which is at the same level with the figure of 964,642 in 2011, while 1 million tourists are expected for 2013.  It said tourist arrivals for the first nine mont...
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MCB Named Bank of the Year in Africa

December 5, 2012 | The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) has been named as the Bank of the Year in Africa by the Banker, a monthly international financial affairs publication, for the fourth time in the last five years. MCB was chosen as the best bank for its financial solidity and excellent performance at all levels, s...
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Reserve Bank of India signs MoU with Bank of Mauritius

December 5, 2012 | The Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Mauritius concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on “Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information” on December 03, 2012. The MoU was signed by G. Jaganmohan Rao, Chief General Manager-Charge, Department of Banking Supervision, R...
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Mauritius Trade Deficit Contracts

November 25, 2012 | Mauritius’ trade shortfall contracted 18.8 percent to 5.65 billion rupees in September this year compared to a year ago, Statistics Mauritius said on Friday. This has been attributed mainly to a drop in imports which sagged 8.5 percent to 11.77 billion rupees. Additionally, the value of food an...
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AfDB Supports intra-African Talent Mobility Flagship Program at the First African Global Forum on Migration and Development in Mauritius

November 23, 2012 | For the first time, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) took place in Africa. This year’s forum on "enhancing the human development of migrants and their contribution to the development of communities and states" was held in Mauritius this week. It focused on labor mobility and be...
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Budget Speech 2013

November 12, 2012 |

The measures and policies outlined in the Budget 2013 demonstrate Government’s unshakable determination to rise to the challenges of the world in transition, said the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Eco...
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MAURITIUS BUDGET 2013 – Reactions and analysis by FSC

November 12, 2012 | Interview of Mrs Clairette Ah-Hen, Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission...
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MAURITIUS BUDGET 2013 – Reactions and analysis by BOI

November 12, 2012 | Interview of Mr Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director, Board of Investment...
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MAURITIUS BUDGET 2013 – Reactions and analysis by PwC

November 12, 2012 | Interview of Mr André Bonnieux, Country Senior Partner of PwC Mauritius....
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