Air Mauritius going the way of the Dodo?

2020-04-30T08:24:02+04:00April 29th, 2020|Economy|

By Sameer Sharma Over the past few days, commentators from all four corners of the island of Mauritius and politicians alike have paraded a narrative that Air Mauritius has been ruined over a period of three years. There is no doubt that our elected officials have this tendency to put the wrong people at [...]

Quelle économie nationale après Covid-19 ?

2020-04-28T13:11:40+04:00April 28th, 2020|Economy|

Par Mubarak Sooltangos J’ai suivi avec intérêt l’interview de Monsieur Jean Mée Desvaux le 24 avril sur Radio Plus. Il a raison sur plusieurs points qui relèvent du passé, mais les mesures qu’il préconise pour sortir de la crise sont cosmétiques et sans véritable substance. J’ai sur certains points une opinion différente et plus [...]

A more ethical post-COVID era

2020-04-28T12:39:32+04:00April 28th, 2020|Economy, News|

By Samad Ramoly In 1999 when thinker activist Naomi Klein broke through, her book No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies gathered a wide following of rebels against unfettered capitalism. The now cult band Radiohead captured the energy to spawn its haunting spleen among many Millenials, today's generation 24-39. As expected, the book attracted [...]

Helping Mauritius towards a sustainable development path

2020-04-28T11:52:59+04:00April 28th, 2020|Economy, News|

By Jaime de Melo “Trade can’t sit outside of our work to tackle climate change. In fact international trade rules are uniquely placed to be part of the solution by removing trade barriers for green products and services and stopping pollution being subsidised… If trade rules can require subsidies to be removed from things like [...]

It is high time for unconventional monetary policy

2020-02-28T18:32:57+04:00February 28th, 2020|Finance|

By Sameer Sharma Conventional monetary policy is about the central bank having a policy rate which sets an interest rate floor for the interest rate structure of the economy. All other interest rates are derived from this floor with the addition, of course, of various risk premias such as term premia, inflation risk premia, [...]

La productivité dans les PME

2020-02-25T10:49:45+04:00February 25th, 2020|Economy|

Par Eric Ng Ping Cheun Particulièrement affectées par le salaire minimum national, les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) doivent trouver à tout prix des moyens d’augmenter leur productivité. Le salaire minimum a divers mérites dans diverses industries. Au sein d’une industrie, la situation financière est différente entre une grande entreprise et une petite société, [...]

Harnessing the fruits of the AI revolution

2019-12-30T10:33:55+04:00December 30th, 2019|Technology|

By Sameer Sharma Back in November 2018, the Mauritius Working Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) published its Mauritius Artificial Strategy which essentially gave a broad and high level overview of the potential benefits of AI in enhancing productivity, growth and the quality of life of all Mauritians. From improving the efficiency of ports to harnessing [...]

Construction: a key driver of economic growth?

2019-12-26T13:26:45+04:00December 26th, 2019|Economy|

By Eric Ng Ping Cheun  Contrary to tourism, manufacturing and financial services, construction is a non-tradable sector, which includes housing construction, construction of business structure and infrastructure-related construction. There is a relationship between stages of economic growth and demand for construction. Construction demand is low in less developed economies. During their expansion phase, the growth [...]

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