Mauritius 2019

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

In only 50 years, Mauritius defied all economic predictions and is today ranked number one in Africa for its ease in doing business.

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Enabling growth

Maldives

2019

Enabling growth

The Maldives’ dispersed geography, while bestowing the country’s irresistible appeal, also carries unique challenges to a growing economy.
The west coast of Europe

Portugal

2019

The west coast of Europe

An economic miracle for some, Portugal is modernizing and alluring. From start-ups to surf waves, the country evokes an almost Californian model on the west coast of Europe.
How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius

2019

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

In only 50 years, Mauritius defied all economic predictions and is today ranked number one in Africa for its ease in doing business.
Revive Greece, restore Europe

Greece

2018

Revive Greece, restore Europe

Signs of recovery make a compelling case for easing the Greek debt.
Where business  mixes with beauty

Maldives

2018

Where business mixes with beauty

The Greater Malé Region, formed by the union of six neighboring islands, will decongest the capital and enable unprecedented tourism growth.
The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg

2018

The nation with a reach much greater than its borders

Luxembourg has become a leader in financial firsts that belies its size.
Access point to Africa

Mauritius

2017

Access point to Africa

A forthcoming free trade agreement could energize an ancient commercial route between China and Mauritius, forging a cross-continential gateway centuries in the making.
Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan

2017

Poised for regional reconstruction

Jordan is positioning itself as a launchpad for the rebuilding of Iraq and Syria.
Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg

2015

Access to the heart of Europe

Luxembourg’s financial sector expertise and business friendly culture are helping Chinese businesses to engage in Europe.
Reforms spark progress

Portugal

2014

Reforms spark progress

Far-reaching structural reforms have paved the way for a sustained recovery in growth and investment
Stability locks in future growth

Ivory Coast

2016

Stability locks in future growth

Côte d’Ivoire’s economic renaissance is rapidly creating a new golden era
Building the dream

Maldives

2016

Building the dream

The Maldives invests in infrastructure to unleash growth
Re-engineering for growth

Egypt

2016

Re-engineering for growth

Egypt is undergoing an infrastructure overhaul
Oil nation charts a new course

Brunei Darussalam

2016

Oil nation charts a new course

Ancient Sino-Bruneian trade routes have been revived, marking 25 years in diplomatic relations.
Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egypt

2015

Economic ties boosted as President Xi visits Egypt

Egyptian President al-Sisi and Chinese President Xi deliver a joint statement at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on January 21st, 2016.
An all-weather friend in Africa

Zimbabwe

2015

An all-weather friend in Africa

President Xi’s historic visit to Zimbabwe marks a breakthrough in the strengthening of ties.
Looking seaward

Cape Verde

2013

Looking seaward

A growing hub for services in the Atlantic
Investing in durability

Morocco

2013

Investing in durability

A safe choice for business in North Africa
Investing in democracy

Tunisia

2013

Investing in democracy

The road to economic revival
Unleashing its growth potential

Zimbabwe

2012

Unleashing its growth potential

A call for international investment
Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Cabo Verde

2012

Uma porta para Africa no coração do Atlântico

Exemplo de democracia e governação na região em que se insere, Cabo Verde procura parceiros privados que o ajudem a constituir-se como um centro internacional de prestação de serviços. Por ar, terra e mar.

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How a small island  nation became Africa’s business champion

Economy

How a small island nation became Africa’s business champion

Mauritius has created an economy, government and business environment that outshines the rest of Africa. Now 50 years after independence, Mauritius’

Can the “jurisdiction  of choice for Africa” rival Singapore?

Business Services

Can the “jurisdiction of choice for Africa” rival Singapore?

After decades investing in Africa, Harry Sutherland put his money on Mauritius, which he says has the ingredients to become the Singapore of Africa.

Mauritius starts 2019 with stricter offshore standards

Business Services

Mauritius starts 2019 with stricter offshore standards

“Digital and mobile payments will be the new transactional battleground”

Finance

“Digital and mobile payments will be the new transactional battleground”

Kabir Ruhee

CEO of Rogers Capital

First LSE listing by a Mauritian company underscores finance worth

Finance

First LSE listing by a Mauritian company underscores finance worth

As the lead transaction adviser for Mauritius’ first London Stock Exchange listing,
AXYS believes this moment is a crucial step to further

“We aspire to deepen our energy and commodities activities on  the continent”

Finance

“We aspire to deepen our energy and commodities activities on the continent”

Alain Law Min

CEO of Mauritius Commercial Bank

“SBM is emerging as a major financial institution in  the Africa-Asia corridor”

Finance

“SBM is emerging as a major financial institution in the Africa-Asia corridor”

Kee Chong LI KWONG WING

Chairman of SBM Group

“The biggest challenge Mauritius faces today is the attraction, development and retention of human capital”

Economy

“The biggest challenge Mauritius faces today is the attraction, development and retention of human capital”

Arnaud Lagesse

Group CEO of IBL Ltd

The legal case that  could reshape Mauritian tourism

Tourism

The legal case that could reshape Mauritian tourism

Mauritius’ long-standing claim over the UK-held Chagos archipelago is gaining traction. A Mauritius win would open up over 60 islands for development.

An ocean of economic opportunity

Economy

An ocean of economic opportunity

Mauritius is tapping the economic power of its maritime territory to assist in busting through the middle-income trap.

The trade deal uniting two-thirds of Africa’s economy

Diplomacy

The trade deal uniting two-thirds of Africa’s economy

With South Africa’s signature, the Tripartite Free Trade Area appears liklely to provide a transformative future for the continent. Mauritius is already

“Africa will play a major role in the commercial use of financial technology”

Finance

“Africa will play a major role in the commercial use of financial technology”

Mauritius is in the right place at the right time to capitalize on mounting trade and business between Africa and Asia.

“MauBank is working closely with more than six fintech companies”

Finance

“MauBank is working closely with more than six fintech companies”

Sridhar Nagarajan

Former CEO of MauBank

“Mauritius is an offshore centre of substance and is recognized by leading financial institutions”

Tax

“Mauritius is an offshore centre of substance and is recognized by leading financial institutions”

“We were the first bank in Mauritius to migrate to EMV chip technology”

Finance

“We were the first bank in Mauritius to migrate to EMV chip technology”

“Port Louis will be a premier regional hub port with a combined capacity of some 2.5m TEU”

Logistics

“Port Louis will be a premier regional hub port with a combined capacity of some 2.5m TEU”

Ramalingum Maistry

Chairman of the Mauritius Ports Authority

“The ocean economy has become a central focus for Mauritius”

Economy

“The ocean economy has become a central focus for Mauritius”

Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

“We are projecting growth above 4%, taking Mauritius into the league of high-income economies”

Economy

“We are projecting growth above 4%, taking Mauritius into the league of high-income economies”

Joseph Charles Cartier

Chairman of Economic Development Board of Mauritius

“Our ambition is to reach the 2-million-tourist landmark by 2020-2022”

Tourism

“Our ambition is to reach the 2-million-tourist landmark by 2020-2022”

“AXYS was the Lead Transaction Adviser for Mauritius’ first LSE listing”

Finance

“AXYS was the Lead Transaction Adviser for Mauritius’ first LSE listing”

Michel Guy Rivalland

CEO of AXYS Group

“Mauritius is the jurisdiction of choice for Africa”

Finance

“Mauritius is the jurisdiction of choice for Africa”

Harry Sutherland

Chairman of CrossInvest

“The emergence of South Asian textile powerhouses can pose a big threat”

Industry

“The emergence of South Asian textile powerhouses can pose a big threat”

Paul Baker

CEO of International Economics Consulting Limited

“Growth will come from structural reforms, diversification”: Rogers Group

Economy

“Growth will come from structural reforms, diversification”: Rogers Group

Philippe Espitalier-Noël

CEO at Rogers Group

“When it comes to Africa, Mauritius has a competitive edge over other IFCs”: PwC

Business Services

“When it comes to Africa, Mauritius has a competitive edge over other IFCs”: PwC

Anthony Leung Shing

Tax Leader at PwC Mauritius

“There has been a great deal of consistency in economic choices”

Economy

“There has been a great deal of consistency in economic choices”

Alain Gordon Gentil

Writer, journalist and film producer