Doing Business 2020

  Source: Doing Business database. Note: The rankings are benchmarked to May 1, 2019, and based on the average of each economy’s ease of doing business scores for the 10 topics included in the aggregate ranking. For the economies for which the data cover two cities, scores are a population-weighted average for the two cities. […]

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ITIC joins in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day

  The International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC) chaired by Dr Taleb Rifai, former Secretary-General of UNWTO, wishes to join all the peoples and nations around the world in the celebrations marking the World Tourism Day. The ITIC which will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd November 2019 at the InterContinental Park […]

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StanChart in Sh20m search for tech startups run by women

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya (StanChart) has set aside Sh20 million to support this year’s search for women-led technology startups. The programme dubbed ‘Women in Tech Incubator’ is a partnership between the lender and Strathmore University that targets to support women’s entrepreneurship by providing shortlisted start-ups with mentorship and seed funding. “To date, from cohort one, […]

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HRDC, GFM launch new skills development programme to tackle skills needs in Financial Services Sector

  In a bid to fill an immediate need for specific skills in the Financial Services Sector, Global Finance Mauritius (GFM) in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has come forward with the Advanced Training in Fund Administration / Accounting which will be run under two HRDC-funded training incentive schemes, namely the Sectoral […]

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GFM / ATMC Joint Communiqué – ICIJ – (‘Mauritius Leaks’)

  It has come to our attention that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), in partnership with l’Express, a local newspaper, has released a report on Mauritius (‘Mauritius Leaks’) on July 23, 2019. By the ICIJ’s own admission, their so-called “investigation” has been based on a USB key that was handed over to them […]

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Axis Mauritius acquires Deloitte partner Livingstone Associates in Kenya

  Livingstone Associates, a Kenyan ally firm of Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte, has been acquired by financial services firm Axis, which is based out of Mauritius. The acquisition has been given regulatory clearance by the competition authority of Kenya.  Axis has a pan-African profile, with is base in Mauritius, and additional operations […]

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International Finance Centres can help SA improve its ease of doing business ranking

  So how can South Africa improve its “Ease of Doing Business” ranking to facilitate  President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract $100 billion of investment into the country over the next five years?   Alan Witherden, the business development director at Ocorian, an award-winning alternative investment, corporate, institutional, private client and international growth service provider, […]

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Reforms such as Business Facilitation Act, Blueprint to spur competitiveness

The National Productivity and Quality Convention 2019 (NPQC), an initiative of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), culminated with an award ceremony on 31 May 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava. The Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Mr Dharmendar Sesungkur, the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritius, Mr Yoshiharu Kato, the Chairman of […]

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