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China signs its first Free Trade Agreement with an African country

China signs its first Free Trade Agreement with an African country
Date:October 18, 2019|Domain:Business & Industry--International Relations--Economy & Finance

GIS – 18 October, 2019: Mauritius and China have strengthened their bilateral relations with the signature of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on October 17 2019 in Beijing.  The Agreement is the first FTA which China has signed with a country of the Af


Mauritius-Kenya: Expansion of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) network

Mauritius-Kenya: Expansion of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) network
Date:October 18, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS– 18 October, 2019: A Protocol amending the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) network finalised by Mauritius and Kenya on 10 April 2019, was signed on Wednesday 16 October 2019, in Washington, by the Financial Secretary of the Ministry o


IMF forecasts higher growth rate of 3.7% for Mauritius despite global economic slowdown

IMF forecasts higher growth rate of 3.7% for Mauritius despite global economic slowdown
Date:October 17, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 17 October, 2019: The International Monetary Fund has forecasted a higher growth rate of 3.7% for Mauritius, confirming that the economy of Mauritius is quite resilient in spite of a general global economic slowdown. The above statement was


Mauritius compliant with EU Tax Good Governance Principles

Mauritius compliant with EU Tax Good Governance Principles
Date:October 11, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 11 October, 2019: Mauritius has been declared compliant with European Union (EU) Tax Good Governance Principles by the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the EU, according to a communique released by the Financial Services Commission on


Open Day to foster financial literacy among the population

Open Day to foster financial literacy among the population
Date:September 23, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS - 23 September, 2019: An Open Day to foster financial literacy on Financial Products and Housing Schemes amongst the population was held, on 20 and 21 September 2019, at the initiative of the Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance in


Prime Minister reiterates Government’s commitment to boost ICT sector

Prime Minister reiterates Government’s commitment to boost ICT sector
Date:September 19, 2019|Domain:ICT--Business & Industry--Economy & Finance

GIS - 19 September, 2019: Over the last years, Government has strived to boost the ICT sector and has come forward with concrete measures that has triggered the expansion of the industry and also helped in bridging the digital divide while encouragi


Prime Minister Jugnauth reiterates Government’s commitment to ensure progress of country and population

Prime Minister Jugnauth reiterates Government’s commitment to ensure progress of country and population
Date:September 13, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance--Public Infrastructure

GIS - 13 September, 2019: The peace and stability that prevails in our multicultural society is a pride for our country, and has been lauded by foreign eminent personalities who visited the country, including His Holiness Pope Francis. The Governmen


Mauritius compliant to FATF recommendations, states Minister Sesungkur

Mauritius compliant to FATF recommendations, states Minister Sesungkur
Date:September 13, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS – 13 September, 2019: Mauritius remains a compliant, secure and safe business and investment destination, as highlighted by the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group’s (ESAAMLG) latest mutual evaluation report. In the document,


MRA’s key achievements for financial year 2018-2019 highlighted during press conference

MRA’s key achievements for financial year 2018-2019 highlighted during press conference
Date:September 11, 2019|Domain:Economy & Finance

GIS – 11 September, 2019: The key achievements of the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) for financial year 2018-2019, and the numerous initiatives taken to implement new budgetary measures, in particular new tax measures in line with the Finance Act


Financial sector has a key role to play in enabling Mauritius achieve sustainable growth, says Prime Minister

Financial sector has a key role to play in enabling Mauritius achieve sustainable growth, says Prime Minister
Date:September 04, 2019|Domain:Business & Industry--Economy & Finance--Sustainable Development

GIS – 4 September 2019: The financial sector has an important role to play in the transition of Mauritius to realise a more sustainable, greener, inclusive and robust growth, and the public and private sectors are to act as the contributors in this