Mauritius

Country Mauritius
Capital Port Louis
Continent Africa
Currency Mauritian rupee(MUR)
Languages Mauritian creole, French & English

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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

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Mauritius - Wikipedia
Mauritius - CIA World Fact Book
Mauritius - BBC
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With an eye on OBOR, India to host Mauritius' PM Pravind Jugnauth later this week - Economic Times

Economic Times

With an eye on OBOR, India to host Mauritius' PM Pravind Jugnauth later this week
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: India will play host to Mauritius' Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth later this week as it steps up engagement with the Indian Ocean nation amid moves by China to expand its presence in the region under its 'one belt and one road' (OBOR) ...



Mauritius trade deficit widens 3.9 pct in March yr/yr - Nasdaq

Mauritius trade deficit widens 3.9 pct in March yr/yr
Nasdaq
PORT LOUIS, May 24 (Reuters) - Mauritius' trade deficit widened 3.9 percent to 7.33 billion rupees ($211.54 million) in March from the same period a year earlier, driven by higher imports of mineral fuels and lubricants, the statistics office said on ...
Mauritius 3-year Treasury bond yield falls to 3.17 pctReuters Africa

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PICTURE: First Air Mauritius A350 in final assembly - Flightglobal

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PICTURE: First Air Mauritius A350 in final assembly
Flightglobal
Air Mauritius is set to take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in the fourth quarter of this year, as the jet undergoes final assembly in Toulouse. Airbus has detailed progress on the aircraft which has been fitted with wing-tips painted in the ...
First Air Mauritius A350 XWB Takes Shape in Airbus' Final Assembly LineAviation Tribune

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Mauritius: Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education - AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: Huawei and UOM Sign MOU to Promote ICT Education
AllAfrica.com
Huawei Technologies and University of Mauritius (UOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the setting up of a Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy (HAINA) and Seeds For The Future (SFTF) programmes, on 22 May 2017 at ...



Mauritius, Singapore investors continue to see rise in assets | Latest ... - Daily News & Analysis

Mauritius, Singapore investors continue to see rise in assets | Latest ...
Daily News & Analysis
Investments routed through Mauritius and Singapore into Indian markets continue to surge higher despite the government imposing capital gains tax on ...

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Mauritius, The Most Peaceful Country In Africa In 2017 - US Think Tank - malaysiandigest.com

Mauritius, The Most Peaceful Country In Africa In 2017 - US Think Tank
malaysiandigest.com
WASHINGTON -- A United States think tank, Fund for Peace in its latest Fragile States Index has ranked Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, as the most peaceful country in Africa. The annual report released since 2005 has Mauritius ranked the ...

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FPI holdings from Singapore, Mauritius surge 25% before DTAA implementation - Business Standard

Business Standard

FPI holdings from Singapore, Mauritius surge 25% before DTAA implementation
Business Standard
Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) based in Mauritius and Singapore had, it now appears, rushed to take advantage of the 'grandfathering' clause in the new Double Tax Avoidance Agreement signed between both the governments of the two countries and ...



Telegraph Travel Awards 2017: win a luxury holiday in Mauritius ... - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph Travel Awards 2017: win a luxury holiday in Mauritius ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Voting in the 2017 Telegraph Travel Awards is now open, giving you the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue to surpass your ...

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Oman SGRF picks Mauritius as Platform to Invest in Africa and Asia - Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)

Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)

Oman SGRF picks Mauritius as Platform to Invest in Africa and Asia
Footprint to Africa - Business and Financial News (press release) (registration) (blog)
The Finance State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of Oman which manages funds of over $ 8 billion USD has expressed interest to use Mauritius as platform to invest in Africa and Asia. This was at the fore of discussions this morning during a courtesy call ...



Made In Chelsea 13.10: Binky And JP Are Back From Mauritius, Biscuits Gets Caught Giving Illicit Kisses And Liv Gets ... - The Debrief

The Debrief

Made In Chelsea 13.10: Binky And JP Are Back From Mauritius, Biscuits Gets Caught Giving Illicit Kisses And Liv Gets ...
The Debrief
It's hard not to hate someone a tiny bit when they've just got back from Mauritius - and it's harder when they do a Binky and complain that their thighs rub together when they walk. 'I have no chin!' wails Binks, and I have no sympathy - I just want to ...