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Mauritius is the most peaceful and safest country in sub-Saharan Africa

The Global Peace Index 2017 ranks Mauritius as the most peaceful and safest country in sub-Saharan Africa. The study carried out by the Australian Institute for Economy and Peace ranks Mauritius as the 22nd most peaceful country in the world.

The eleventh edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness based on 23 indicators such as violent crime, terrorism, state of relations with neighboring countries, political stability, corruption, human rights and the rule of law.

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Signing of an MOU between BOI and CCIFM

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry France-Mauritius (CCIFM) organized a forum-debate on 31st May 2017 on key issues in the wake of Brexit and the election of President Trump and their impact on the Mauritian economy and the African region.

In this context, the Board of Investment (BOI) and the CCIFM signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a practical framework for the exchange of information on development and investment, research and the conduct of joint investment promotion missions. The agreement also aims at identifying the problems faced by French investors with a view to proposing prompt solutions.

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Prime Minister addressed the business community in New Delhi

The Prime Minister, Honourable Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, was on an official visit to India from 26th to 28th May 2017.

In this context, the main industry associations in India, namely CII, ASSOCHAM and FICCI, in collaboration with BOI, organised a Business Meeting themed  “Mauritius: Your Preferred Regional Investment & Business Platform”, on Friday 26th May 2017.

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Newsletter May 2017 - Review of the Business Facilitation Act 2017

Dear Valued Investors,

Just over a decade ago, the Business Facilitation Act 2006 triggered a period of sustained economic growth following bold reforms in the business environment. These reforms resulted in the streamlining of administrative processes through the subsequent Finance Act and the Economic and Financial Measures (Miscellaneous. Provisions) Act.

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The Mauritian Film Industry Picks Up Momentum

As a film shooting destination, Mauritius will be the exclusive spot for the first Hollywood movie to be filmed in its entirety on the island.

The Board of Investment has approved  its first big-budget Hollywood movie entitled “Serenity”.  This ambitious project worth MUR 629  million  will feature Hollywood stars including Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway and Uma Thurman, all of them Oscar nominated actors and winners.

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Newsletter April 2017- Biotechnology, an emerging sector

Dear Valued Investors,

Foreign direct investment figures released by the Bank of Mauritius for 2016 show an increase of 41 % compared to the previous year’s inflows. In fact, FDI reached MUR 13.6 billion.

This upward performance reflects the change in BOI’s approach with regard to investment promotion and facilitation. It is the result of the restructuring of the organisation’s business clusters which stemmed from a need for constant reinvention in the wake of the persistent volatility and unpredictability of global business.

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