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 [...]

La croissance se refroidit

2022-12-20T13:35:52+04:00December 20th, 2022|Economy, Finance, News|

Par Amit Bakhirta Alors que nous terminons cette année de reprise caractérisée par un environnement inflationniste élevé et persistant, alimenté par des perturbations de la chaîne d'approvisionnement mondiale et des troubles géopolitiques, la fin d'une décennie de taux d'intérêt négatifs bas a stimulé une volatilité accrue des classes d'actifs dans le monde entier. Si, [...]

Why central banks hike interest rates

2022-12-20T13:35:08+04:00December 20th, 2022|Economy, Finance|

By Sameer Sharma At the beginning of the year, the Bank of Mauritius was very dismissive of inflation despite clear signs that inflation risks even prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine were rising. The Bank of Mauritius' views on inflation revolved around it being driven by external and largely transitory factors. To be [...]

Les mystiques du libéralisme et de la croissance

2022-12-20T11:24:29+04:00December 16th, 2022|Economy|

Par Gillian Geneviève « Dissiper les ressources, polluer les océans, détruire les forêts, tout cela rentre dans l’idée de croissance économique. On ne regarde que le résultat comptable sans en prendre en compte les conséquences de cette économie. Soit l’humanité s’élève et donne une bonne orientation à son histoire, soit elle reste prisonnière dans [...]

Foreign exchange intervention strategy won’t work

2022-10-31T17:07:11+04:00October 31st, 2022|Economy, Finance|

By Sameer Sharma It has become very difficult to obtain foreign exchange in Mauritius these days, especially US dollars. Bid-ask spreads have increased given deteriorating liquidity conditions in the market while an artificially strong rupee which comes with notable supply-demand mismatches at the current official exchange rate has even led to the emergence of [...]

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 [...]

La vue depuis la falaise Junk est effrayante

2022-08-30T07:48:09+04:00August 30th, 2022|Economy, News|

Par Amit Bakhirta Une dégradation historique de Baa3 par Moody’s, et Maurice se retrouve désormais accrochée au bord d’une falaise fatale, celle de la notation Junk. Cela doit être évité à tout prix ; nous devrions être sérieux pour éviter qu’un tsunami financier ne frappe les belles côtes mauriciennes. Sans être alarmant, ce déclassement [...]

The next crisis is already here

2022-08-30T07:38:34+04:00August 30th, 2022|Economy, Finance, News|

By Sameer Sharma Although monetary policy became the panacea to cure all economic ills and market crises over the past few decades, central banks can no longer use this magic wand to dispel the challenges they face today: runaway inflation and a recession looming on the horizon. The so called disinflationary “goldilocks” narrative – [...]

L’étrange léthargie de la politique monétaire

2022-07-01T10:56:36+04:00July 1st, 2022|Economy, News|

Par Amit Bakhirta Le problème avec l’argent fiduciaire est qu’il récompense la minorité qui peut gérer l’argent mais trompe la génération qui a travaillé et économisé de l’argent. Adam Smith, 1776 L’or, c’est de l’argent. Tout le reste est crédit… J.P. Morgan, 1912. Le budget 2022-23 de la République de Maurice reste de nature [...]

The ticking time bomb of pension funds

2022-07-01T10:43:59+04:00July 1st, 2022|Economy, Finance, News|

By Sameer Sharma More than a decade of low bond yields, high public debt supported by relatively loose monetary policies pursued by global central banks have created many challenges for pension funds in Europe and in North America when it comes to managing funding gaps. Pension funds receive monthly contributions and need to invest [...]

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