Non-conventional businesses have their own rules

2023-02-20T12:38:22+04:00February 20th, 2023|Finance, News|

By Mubarak Sooltangos In this article, I will endeavour to lift the veil on some businesses which do not obey standard marketing rules. These rules advocate the selling of products which are not harmful, which offer value for money and which obey the rules of supply and demand. I will also talk about the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The construction industry is still facing daunting challenges

2022-10-27T09:57:18+04:00October 27th, 2022|Finance, News|

By Ravisingh Gutty The construction industry is still facing daunting challenges in the post pandemic era and the prevailing world economic climate. These include continuous hike in material prices, fret and logistics costs, supply chain disruptions, payment and cash flow issues and skilled labour shortages, amongst others. The Building and Civil Engineering Contractors Association [...]

Analysing financial statements: linking figures with reality

2022-10-27T08:32:25+04:00October 26th, 2022|Finance, News|

By Mubarak Sooltangos Financial statements are usually drawn after a given period (month, quarter, semester, year). Viewed in this light, all figures stated are historical, and nothing can be done to amend the performance that they translate. However, their analysis enables business drivers to take stock of what happened during the period under reference, [...]

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