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The ICTA opens up a can of worms

2021-04-26T18:53:12+04:00April 26th, 2021|News, Technology|

By Sameer Sharma On the face of it, the Consultation Paper of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (ICTA) regarding the amendments to the ICT Act for regulating the use and addressing the abuse and misuse of social media in Mauritius seems to be attempting to fight a noble cause. A closer reading of [...]

Demolishing the myth called interest

2021-04-20T12:19:44+04:00April 20th, 2021|Economy, Finance, News|

By Mubarak Sooltangos The world is so deeply entrenched in a monetary system where interest holds a key role, and all economics and finance professionals, worldwide, are so subdued to the paradigm that the doctoring of interest rates can change a national economy for the better that my attempt to prove the contrary may [...]

« L’économie va mourir si les frontières ne s’ouvrent pas »

2021-04-20T12:07:20+04:00April 20th, 2021|Economy, News|

Par Eric Ng Ping Cheun Interview dans Mauritius Times du 19 mars 2021 La crise sanitaire et le deuxième confinement provoquent beaucoup d’angoisse, surtout au sein de la population active. Les citoyens craignent les répercussions à différents niveaux : la fermeture d’entreprises, l’épuisement de l’épargne et la réduction de la capacité de consommation, entre autres. Les [...]

Covid-19 driving the digital transformation

2021-04-20T11:55:45+04:00April 20th, 2021|News|

By Vidur Ramdin When Covid-19 struck last year, it forced societal changes around the globe. Nearly overnight, governments issued orders that limited large gatherings of people, restricted in-person business operations, and encouraged people to work from home as much as possible. In response, businesses and schools alike began to look for ways to continue their [...]

Mauritius needs fiscal consolidation

2021-04-20T11:40:13+04:00April 20th, 2021|Economy, Finance, News|

By Amit Bakhirta “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving…” - Warren Buffet Mauritius faces more severe long-term economic scarring than Moody's anticipated a year ago, which will reduce both economic and fiscal strength. Indeed. We today highly appreciate a first indication that our borders shall [...]

The politics of fiscal policy

2021-04-20T11:30:03+04:00April 20th, 2021|Economy, Finance, News|

By Dhanesh Narroo Fiscal policy dictates the fundamentals of the economy and governments are tasked with regulating the economy to achieve desired targets. Unemployment, economic growth and price stability are three consequential areas of fiscal policy that are crucial to the economy. However, politicians often distort figures and definitions so as to satisfy their [...]

Cette île doit être secouée : le besoin de rêver

2020-12-22T09:57:07+04:00December 22nd, 2020|Economy, News|

Par Amit Bakhirta « Inventez-vous, puis réinventez-vous. » Charles Bukowski L’année 2020 a indubitablement été une année qui a ramené notre monde à une réalité oubliée mais aussi brutalement réelle : celle de la supériorité de la nature sur l’humanité. Elle nous a très certainement rappelé que nous restons humblement vulnérables à son évolution, à [...]

Does velocity of money explain growth and inflation?

2020-12-22T09:47:20+04:00December 22nd, 2020|Economy, News|

By Eric Ng Ping Cheun Policymakers, in Mauritius as elsewhere, have been pumping money into the economy in a bid to mitigate the disastrous impact of the Covid-19, let alone to restore economic growth. Such a policy is based on the monetarist assumption that more money always leads to more spending. Still, Mauritius’ real [...]

Money printing is not generating a lot of growth

2020-12-22T09:38:11+04:00December 22nd, 2020|Economy, News|

By Sameer Sharma As we look forward to 2021 and to the prospect of vaccines allowing us to get our lives back in order, from an economic standpoint at least, the world economy has recovered well and the COVID impact is looking shallower than what was initially thought. When applying non-linear machine learning ensemble [...]

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