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AFD Allocates Rs 2 billion as Budget Support for the Energy Sector

AFD Allocates Rs 2 billion as Budget Support for the Energy Sector
Date:December 10, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 10 December, 2013: The Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) approved a credit line in favour of Mauritius to the tune of around 50 million euros, which is approximately Rs 2 billion, as budget support for the funding of sustainable developm


NPCC Launches SME Productivity Improvement Programme

NPCC Launches SME Productivity Improvement Programme
Date:December 06, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 06 December, 2013: The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC) launched the Growth Opportunities for SME, an SME Productivity Improvement Programme, during a one-day workshop which was held yesterday at the Cyber Tower 1, Cybe


Prime Minister: Budget 2014 Puts Mauritius Firmly on the Path to High Income Economy

Prime Minister: Budget 2014 Puts Mauritius Firmly on the Path to High Income Economy
Date:November 27, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS: 27 November, 2013: The Budget shows the depth of our commitment to our long term vision of a democratised and high income economy without absolute poverty, the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, GCSK, FRCP told the National Assembly on 26 Nove


EPA – Validation Workshop on the National Development Matrix

EPA – Validation Workshop on the National Development Matrix
Date:November 27, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS – November 27, 2013:      A Workshop to validate the National Development Matrix under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) opened this morning at the Le Opium Restaurant, Audi Zentrum, in Réduit.   Organised a


Mauritius to Act as a Hub of Excellence in the Region, says VPM Duval

Mauritius to Act as a Hub of Excellence in the Region, says VPM Duval
Date:November 26, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 26 November, 2013: Mauritius is aspiring to transform its economy into a knowledge economy and position itself as a hub of excellence in the region. Several initiatives have already been undertaken geared towards preparing the manpower require


Chinese Investors Show Interest to Invest in Jin Fei Industrial Zone

Chinese Investors Show Interest to Invest in Jin Fei Industrial Zone
Date:November 21, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 21 November, 2013: A business delegation led by the Director of the commercial department from the province of Shanxi in China, Mr Sun Yuejin, is currently in Mauritius to explore investment possibilities in the Jin Fei Industrial Zone project


Mauritius Working Towards Achieving IMF Highest SDDS Standards

Mauritius Working Towards Achieving IMF Highest SDDS Standards
Date:November 18, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 18 November, 2013: Mauritius is working towards meeting the highest and even more stringent tier of the International Monetary Fund’s Data Standard initiatives that is the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDD) Plus following the subscripti


Budget 2014: Maximising the Development Potential of Rodrigues and Agalega

Budget 2014: Maximising the Development Potential of Rodrigues and Agalega
Date:November 15, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS – 15 November 2013: For financial year 2014, total Government expenditure on Rodrigues inclusive of all expenditure incurred by ministries and department will, for the first time, cross the Rs 3 billion mark.   The grant to the Rodrigues Regio


Budget 2014 Highlights: Fostering a Winning Sports Culture

Budget 2014 Highlights: Fostering a Winning Sports Culture
Date:November 13, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance--Youth & Sports

GIS - November 13, 2013:    Sports is ingrained in the national Mauritian culture and promoting its development is one of the priorities of Budget 2014.   Main measures   Introduction of a New Sports Act to accompany the development of sports in


Budget 2014 Highlights: Social Security

Budget 2014 Highlights: Social Security
Date:November 13, 2013|Domain:Economy & Finance--Social Security

GIS - November 13, 2013:    Budget 2014 announces measures to reinforce social safety nets, support the elderly, as well as better help the most vulnerable families out of absolute poverty.   Provisions include:   Increasing the Basic Retirement