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 [...]

Le modèle économique mauricien : En pleine mutation

2019-12-30T10:38:36+04:00December 10th, 2019|Economy|

Par Pierre Dinan Nous voici à l’orée des années vingt, soit au début de la troisième décennie  du vingt et unième siècle. Sans nous en rendre vraiment compte, parce que littéralement submergés par les évènements d’actualité, nous voici aussi abordant la deuxième année du deuxième cinquantenaire de notre pays indépendant et souverain, lequel sera célébré [...]

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