31 July 2015
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Hay Group, in association with the Mauritius Institute of Directors (MioD), has released its 2015 report on directors’ fees in Mauritius.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

Rodrigues to get its Smart SME Village

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A Smart SME Village and a Technopole will soon be set up in Rodrigues, Finance Minister Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo announced on Tuesday. The Minister, who is on official visit to Rodrigues, also announced the creation of an SME Stimulus Fund amounting to Rs 200 million to support entrepreneurs.
Indian filmmaker Baba Azmi and his wife Tanvi Azmi, scriptwriter and poet Javed Akhtar, and his wife, famous Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi, are currently in Mauritius to celebrate a “Retrospective of Baba Azmi films in Mauritius”. In this context, News on Sunday speaks to Dick Ng Sui Wa, Chairman of the Mauritius Film Development Corporation about the contribution of the film industry to the country’s economy and culture.
Mauritius continues to be one of the most economically successful and stable countries in Africa according to the Global Opportunity Index.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

Launch of AfrAsia Golf Academy

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On Monday, AfraAsia Bank has officially launched its Golf Academy in collaboration with the Mauritius Golf Federation (MGF) and the not-for-profit organisation “Ti-Rayon Soleil” at Tamarina Golf Club.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

Standard Bank leads responsible lending

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Standard Bank has been appointed the new chair of the Equator Principles Association for 2015/16, making it the first African Bank to be elected to this position. The appointment, which took effect on 1st June 2015, comes at a critical juncture in the integration of environmental and social considerations within business as a component of responsible investing.
Mauritius has recently been included on a list of tax havens by the European Union. The government retaliated by indicating that Mauritius was blacklisted by countries with which it had little or no financial transactions.
Our ties with India have strengthened over the centuries, ever since the arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius in the 19th century. In terms of trade, our imports from India amounted to over Rs 4.4 billion in May 2015 alone, making the country the biggest supplier to Mauritius in terms of goods and services.
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:00

The offshore sector : Dangling in mid-air

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The Mauritian offshore jurisdiction is considered as one of the most transparent financial platforms in the world. However, following recent discussions on the revision of the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between Mauritius and India, questions have been raised on the future of this sector. News on Sunday reports…
New Beginnings offers a variety of products and services which focus on People, Passion and Emotions. These include specific training programs comprising of courses, such as ‘The Ripple Effect’, ‘Building a Future Together’, as well as customised and consultative-based programs. News on Sunday meets the founder and MD, Sandra Aveleira Viljoen for an insight.
Mauritius aspires to become a high-income economy within the next decade, according to government intentions. To achieve that salutary goal, numerous projects and measures have been announced such as the Smart Cities project, the upgrading and extension of port and airport facilities, the creation of a ‘Nation of entrepreneurs’, the revamping of the education system and upgrading of infrastructures as well as reduction of bureaucracy.
News on Sunday wants to know the reasons behind the cracks and breakup of the recently built Terre Rouge\Verdun link road at a cost of more than a billion rupees and which caused much concern to the general public. In this context, Dr Bhanooduth Lalljee, who holds a PhD in Soil Science, explains the causes. He was previously the Director of Consultancy and Contract Research at the University of Mauritius. He has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and consultancy in soil and environmental issues. He is currently the Head of the Department of Agriculture and Food Science at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius.
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