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Launch of the Mauritius-Africa Scholarship Scheme

Higher Education is one of the key elements of growth and social development in Africa. One of the targets under Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries by 2020.

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UK-Mauritius FinTech Conference 2017: Positioning Mauritius as the fintech hub of Africa

The Board of Investment collaborated with the British High Commission and the Financial Services Promotion Agency to organise a half-day Fintech conference on 25th of January at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. The event brought together around 90 CEOs who share a common interest in Fintech.

In her keynote address at the conference, Her Excellency, Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, welcomed this initiative of the British High Commission, to position the country at the forefront of the financial technology revolution.

 

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Press Release on the UK-Mauritius Fintech Conference 2017 issued by the British High Commission

The British High Commission, in collaboration with the Board of Investment and the Financial Services Promotion Agency, is organizing a Fintech conference on 25th January 2017 at the Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebène.

The event aims at assisting the development of the Mauritius International Financial Centre by leveraging the UK experience in driving economic growth with a view to ultimately positioning Mauritius as the Fintech Hub for Africa. 

 

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Launch of the ICT/BPO Industry Review 2016

Bolstering growth in the ICT/BPO Industry

The Board of Investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation,  launched the ICT/BPO Industry Review 2016 this afternoon, Monday 16th January 2017.

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16 January 2017

The World Bank forecasts a 2.7% global growth in 2017

Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 percent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, as obstacles to activity recede among emerging market and developing economy commodity exporters, while domestic demand remains solid among emerging and developing commodity importers, according to World Bank report entitled “Global Economic Prospects 2017: Weak Investment in Uncertain Times”, released on 10th January 2017. 

 

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Transitioning from Freeport to Freezone Model

The National Budget 2016 mentioned the development of a new legislative framework to enable the country’s transition from a Freeport to a Free Zone model based on the fact that “the current development model can no more deliver on our aspirations as a nation”. 

The development of the Free Zone framework is viewed by Government as one of the key strategies to foster economic growth and improve the country’s competitiveness as a reliable and attractive investment destination.  The most pertinent outcome envisaged by the Free Zone model the diversification of the national industrial base, in line with the Government’s policy to develop Mauritius as a regional logistic, distribution and marketing centre for value added products. 

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