Nicole Anderson: “You are just starting the journey towards FinTech”

What better symbol than a conference to show Mauritius is embarking on its journey towards FinTech? Lessons can be learnt from countries which have already trod this path. We can then execute, since all the key building blocks are in place. So says Nicole Anderson, CEO of FinTech Circle Innovate, who was the keynote speaker […]

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Gerald Lincoln: La réussite économique du pays passe par son ouverture aux étrangers

La prise de fonction de Pravind Jugnauth au poste de Premier ministre entraine une contestation. On note aussi une contestation à la prise de pouvoir de Donald Trump à la pésidence américaine… Ce n’est pas le mème type de contestation. Aux États-Unis, c’est la personne de Donald Trump qui est contestée. A Maurice, c’est le […]

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Digitising financial services key to boosting financial Inclusion – Global Findex

Ghana can drive financial inclusion further up if it takes advantage of opportunities to digitise payments in various sectors including government, agriculture, utilities, investments, insurance and savings, among others. Digital technology is a major driver of financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ghana and increasing digitisation across these sectors will further increase financial inclusion, according […]

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ABAX UK Country Head reports on Private Equity Africa Summit 2017

On 12 June, John Félicité, ABAX UK Country Head, was present at the Private Equity Africa Summit in London. He delivers selected insights gathered from the various panel discussions he attended: Pension funds should invest more into and across the African continent, directly or through Private Equity funds. On average, African pension funds have less […]

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GMEX leads consortium to launch a Mauritius based International Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (MINDEX) ecosystem

GMEX Group (GMEX), a UK-based global provider of multi-asset exchange trading, post trade business solutions and technology, has announced that it will launch a Mauritius based International Derivatives and Commodities Exchange (MINDEX) ecosystem. The MINDEX ecosystem will create multi-commodity spot and derivatives platforms, clearing house, secure vault storage, gold refinery and digitalised assets, with operations […]

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How The Latest Mauritius Budget Changes Taxation For FPIs Into India

Historically, Mauritius has always been a key jurisdiction in the context of inbound investment in India whether from the perspective of Foreign Portfolio Investors or Foreign Direct Investment. This has mainly been on account of the following reasons: 1. Favorable India-Mauritius Tax Treaty The erstwhile India-Mauritius tax treaty (prior to April 1, 2017) provided a […]

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The race to become Africa’s preferred gateway is heating up

Gateway status depends on the type of business a company is looking to engage in and over what term horizon. It is important for each country to understand their relative strength and limitations and to “box clever.” Nairobi is making an attractive play as the preferred launchpad for pan-African investors. An intriguing contest is underway […]

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