L’entrepreneuriat féminin sans parité

2023-04-10T10:37:13+04:00April 10th, 2023|Commerce, Economy|

Par Eric Ng Ping Cheun Par entrepreneuriat féminin, on entend une entreprise possédée et dirigée par une femme qui détient la majorité de son capital et qui en assume la direction. La position des femmes entrepreneurs est spécifique : elles doivent assumer le fait d’être une femme et le fait de diriger une entreprise. [...]

Conditions favorables du marché du sucre

2023-04-10T10:16:21+04:00April 10th, 2023|Commerce, Economy|

Par Devesh Dukhira Les conditions du marché du sucre sont actuellement favorables. Les prix sont soutenus par une hausse générale de prix des commodités agricoles à l’échelle mondiale et, en Europe en particulier, par une production moindre du sucre de betterave en 2022 et aussi par une hausse importante de leurs coûts de production, [...]

Key challenges of the Mauritian economy

2023-04-10T09:47:37+04:00April 10th, 2023|Commerce, Economy|

By Namita Hardowar Although the global economic environment remains challenging, some headwinds, such as energy, commodity and freight prices, have begun to subside. China’s reopening has also fuelled growth optimism for 2023. Global growth is projected to reach 1.7% in 2023 and 2.7% in 2024.  This will however be highly dependent on the pace [...]

The right architecture for flexible inflation targeting

2023-02-21T13:39:24+04:00February 21st, 2023|Commerce, Economy|

By Sameer Sharma Central banks globally have been moving towards some form of inflation targeting, be it fixed or flexible, while another select grouping have maintained other frameworks such as exchange rate targeting or monetary targeting. Central banks which follow monetary targeting have become increasingly rare given the crudeness of such an approach, as [...]

Potential impacts of the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement

2023-02-15T15:45:52+04:00February 15th, 2023|Commerce, Economy|

By Vinaye Ancharaz The Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA), signed in October 2019, entered into force on January 1, 2021. In theory, it represents a major opportunity for Mauritian exporters and investors to penetrate the large yet elusive Chinese market. In practice, Mauritius’ exports to China are negligible, and survey findings suggest that exporters [...]

The subjective side of business

2022-12-20T13:33:10+04:00December 20th, 2022|Commerce, Economy|

By Mubarak Sooltangos By definition, an objective assessment of a situation and objective decisions in any field of activity are those which arise out of a reasoned, scientific and clinical approach or analysis. This analysis is done while taking into account known facts, methods, set rules and existing laws. Decisions in business are often [...]

Creating a more conducive environment for the industries

2022-10-27T09:57:22+04:00October 27th, 2022|Commerce, Economy|

By Namita Hardowar The world economy is caught up in an atypical period, characterised by slow growth and rising inflation, and the post-Covid recovery has been blurred by additional difficulties following the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. In the face of these unprecedented challenges, there is more than ever a heightened need to reposition [...]

For a sustainable manufacturing hub

2022-10-27T08:32:52+04:00October 26th, 2022|Commerce, Finance|

By Arif Currimjee The Mauritian export sector has performed well in 2022 so far. For the first six months of the year, it has achieved a growth rate of 18% compared to 2021 with all sub-sectors growing at double-digit rates. In US dollar terms, growth was around 11%, which is our best overall performance [...]

Promoting the interests of the consumer

2021-10-26T15:59:28+04:00October 26th, 2021|Commerce, Economy, News|

By Eric Ng Ping Cheun Ordinary citizens are feeling the pinch with rising consumer prices. The depreciation of the rupee has fuelled inflation and dented people’s purchasing power. Mauritius’ year-on-year overall inflation remains elevated for the fourth consecutive month, at 5.4% in September. Even when excluding food, beverages, tobacco, mortgage interest, energy prices and [...]

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