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Mauritius set to become a sophisticated and attractive financial centre, says Prime Minister

Mauritius set to become a sophisticated and attractive financial centre, says Prime Minister
Date:September 20, 2018|Domain:Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators

GIS – 20 September 2018: Mauritius continues to play a strategic role as a trusted and fully compliant international financial centre. Government has taken bold and proactive measures and is continuously devising new policies to further transform Ma


Minister Bholah pleads for SMEs to be a pillar of industrialisation in Southern Africa

Minister Bholah pleads for SMEs to be a pillar of industrialisation in Southern Africa
Date:September 20, 2018|Domain:Business & Industry--International Relations--Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators

GIS – 20 September 2018: The Role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the industralisation process in Southern Africa was the focus today at the 24th Session of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts – United Nations Economic Commission f


HRDC presents findings on skills needs for the Manufacturing Non-Textile Sector

HRDC presents findings on skills needs for the Manufacturing Non-Textile Sector
Date:May 30, 2018|Domain:Employment/Labour--Business & Industry--Economic Indicators

GIS – 30 May 2018: The key findings on skills needs and manpower requirements for the Manufacturing Non-Textile Sector, a result of a survey carried out on skills needs by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) under the Skills Studies 2017/2


Economic Indicators: Unemployment rate decreased from 7.3% to 7.1% in 2017

Economic Indicators: Unemployment rate decreased from 7.3% to 7.1% in 2017
Date:May 28, 2018|Domain:Employment/Labour--Economic Indicators--Economy & Finance

GIS – 28 May 2018: The ninth issue of the Economic and Social Indicators of Statistics Mauritius, based on the results of the Continuous Multi-Purpose Household Survey, indicates that the unemployment rate has decreased from 7.3% to 7.1% in 2017. W


Achieving National Development Goals through SMEs

Achieving National Development Goals through SMEs
Date:March 08, 2018|Domain:Business & Industry--Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators--Education & Training

GIS  – 08 March 2018: One of the most viable strategies to achieve national development goals in both developing and developed nations is to promote SMEs. This sector accounts for 55% of GDP in developed economies and 35% in developing economies, sa


Index of Economic Freedom: Mauritius maintains its first position in Sub-Saharan Africa

Index of Economic Freedom: Mauritius maintains its first position in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date:March 05, 2018|Domain:Business & Industry--Economic Indicators--Economy & Finance

​GIS  – 05 March 2018: Mauritius has maintained its first position as a “mostly free” economy in Sub-Saharan Africa and has been ranked 21st out of 180 countries with a score of 75,1 in the 24th Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Fo


Monetary Policy Committee cuts down Key Repo Rate to 3.50 per cent

Monetary Policy Committee cuts down Key Repo Rate to 3.50 per cent
Date:September 11, 2017|Domain:Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators

GIS - 11 September, 2017: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Mauritius has brought down the Key Repo Rate by 50 basis points from 4.00 per cent per annum to 3.50 per cent per annum at its meeting held last week in Port Louis.  The


Global Competitiveness Index: Mauritius ranks first in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Competitiveness Index: Mauritius ranks first in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date:October 04, 2016|Domain:Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators

GIS - 04 October, 2016: Mauritius is ranked first in Sub-Saharan Africa and 45th worldwide with regards the global competitiveness index of the Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 released on 30th September by the World Economic Forum. The coun


World Economic Freedom 2016: Mauritius First in Africa

World Economic Freedom 2016: Mauritius First in Africa
Date:September 19, 2016|Domain:Economy & Finance--Economic Indicators

GIS - 19 September, 2016: Mauritius tops the rankings in Africa and is placed at the 5th position worldwide with regard to Economic Freedom according to the Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of the World report released on 15th September 20


MPC cuts down Key Repo Rate to 4.00 per cent

MPC cuts down Key Repo Rate to 4.00 per cent
Date:July 22, 2016|Domain:Economic Indicators--Economy & Finance

GIS - 22 July, 2016: The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Mauritius has cut down the Key Repo Rate which stands at 4.40 per cent by 40 basis points to 4.00 per cent per annum at its meeting on 20 July 2016 in Port Louis. The MPC took