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News Archive 2016

Mauritius and Turkey seek to reinforce economic and business ties

In a bid to consolidate economic and business ties with Turkey, the Board of Investment (BOI) will participate in the forthcoming Turkey-Africa Business and Economic Forum (TABEF) which will be  held  on 2nd & 3rd November 2016 at the Lutfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Istanbul Turkey.


BOI issues Smart City Certificate to Cap Tamarin Ltée

The Board of Investment has, on Wednesday 5th October 2016, issued a Smart City Certificate to the Cap Tamarin Smart City, a mixed-use development project located on the west coast of the island. The promoter is Trimetys Ltd.  This is the second certificate which has been issued to date.


Mauritius consolidates its position as the most competitive economy in sub Saharan Africa

Mauritius consolidates its position as the most competitive economy in sub Saharan Africa

Mauritius is sub Saharan Africa’s most competitive economy according to the latest publication of the Global Competitiveness Index 2016 – 2017 of the World Economic Forum. It also topped the overall Good Governance in Africa in Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) for a decade.

In the 2016-2017 Global Competitiveness Report published last month, the country is ranked at number 45 out of 138 countries, a step above its position last year. Mauritius continues to consolidate its lead in the Sub Saharan region for the fourth consecutive year.

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A New Legislative Framework for the Freeport Sector

The 2016 National Budget  announced the development of a new legislative framework to ease the transition from the existing Freeport regime to an integrated 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 boost economic growth through exports, thereby improving the country’s competitiveness as a reliable and attractive investment destination. 

The Blockchain Seminar generates key interest from industry operators and stakeholders

The Board of Investment (BOI) organized a seminar on the blockchain technology on the 15th September 2016 and also hosted a series of interactive working sessions with key stakeholders of the industry, namely the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation (MTCI), the Financial Services Commission (FSC), the Mauritius Bankers Association and Entrepreneurs on Friday 16th September 2016.


Mauritius ranks 5th worldwide and secures the first position in Africa as one of the most economically free country

“Economic freedom leads to prosperity and a higher quality of life, while the lowest ranked countries are usually burdened by oppressive regimes that limit the freedom and opportunity of their citizens,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom with the Fraser Institute.

According to the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World 2016 Annual Report  which has been released on 15th September 2016, economic freedom has been increasing around the world during the last 30 years.



APC 2016 - Mauritius: The platform to boost development in Africa

Mauritius is well-positioned to serve as a platform to attract investment to accelerate economic development of partner African States.

The Board of Investment Mauritius, in collaboration with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) organised the Africa Partnership Conference 2016 on the 20th & 21st  September 2016 at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava.

The two-day conference bears testimony to the commitment of African countries to elevate existing relations towards new heights for the mutual benefit of Africa.