Economy

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 [...]

La politique monétaire pince

2023-02-20T12:09:51+04:00February 20th, 2023|Economy, Finance|

Par Amit Bakhirta Si 2022 restera dans l'histoire comme le point pivot de plus d'une décennie d'assouplissement monétaire et quantitatif vers un resserrement monétaire et quantitatif, 2023 (et jusqu'en 2024) est l'année où cette piqûre monétaire risque de se faire vraiment sentir, en particulier l'effet multiplicateur sur la croissance économique sous-jacente et les taux [...]

Fintech ready for Mauritius?

2023-02-16T13:40:07+04:00February 15th, 2023|Economy, Finance, Technology|

By Surya Foollee The year 2022 was a milestone for the role of virtual assets in financial regulatory reforms. The increasing use of these assets with the onset of bitcoins in 2009 and the emergence of decentralised finance (DeFi) since 2013 have triggered a chain of events around financial regulations, supervision, and monitoring of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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