Mauritius

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

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Introduction

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
Mauritius - Timeline - BBC

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Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage - BBC News
  1. Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage  BBC News
  2. Photos: Mauritius oil spill in the Indian Ocean  CNN
  3. Mauritius PM warns damaged ship leaking oil could split  Al Jazeera English
  4. Rough seas are hampering response to Mauritius ship leak; oil spill reaches 1,000 tons  The Washington Post
  5. Oil spill off Mauritius is visible from space  Live Science
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Japan to send disaster relief team to Mauritius over fuel leakage - Kyodo News PlusJapan to send disaster relief team to Mauritius over fuel leakage  Kyodo News Plus

Mauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists - ThePrintMauritius has stamped out coronavirus. Now, it needs tourists  ThePrint

Mauritius declares state of emergency as wrecked ship leaks oil into ocean - UPI NewsMauritius declares state of emergency as wrecked ship leaks oil into ocean  UPI News

Bad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius - BloombergBad Weather Hurts Efforts to Stop Oil Spill Off Mauritius  Bloomberg

Bulk carrier sitting on reef off Mauritius starts to leak bunker fuel - Splash 247Bulk carrier sitting on reef off Mauritius starts to leak bunker fuel  Splash 247

Mauritius Declares Emergency as Stranded Ship Spills Fuel - BloombergMauritius Declares Emergency as Stranded Ship Spills Fuel  Bloomberg

Mauritius declares emergency over oil spill from stranded Japanese ship - South China Morning PostMauritius declares emergency over oil spill from stranded Japanese ship  South China Morning Post

Beat it and they will come? Tourism in Mauritius after Covid-19 - South China Morning PostBeat it and they will come? Tourism in Mauritius after Covid-19  South China Morning Post

Happy to support Mauritius in its efforts to manage Covid-19: PM Modi - Times of IndiaHappy to support Mauritius in its efforts to manage Covid-19: PM Modi  Times of India

Delhi consolidates Indian Ocean outreach, creates infra projects in Mauritius & Maldives - Economic TimesDelhi consolidates Indian Ocean outreach, creates infra projects in Mauritius & Maldives  Economic Times

Modi, Mauritius PM to inaugurate Port Louis SC built with Indian aid - Hindustan TimesModi, Mauritius PM to inaugurate Port Louis SC built with Indian aid  Hindustan Times

Nation/World briefs: Falwell takes leave from Liberty Univ; Mauritius on alert as crashed ship spills fuel; Protesters, police clash in Portland - Pittsburgh Post-GazetteNation/World briefs: Falwell takes leave from Liberty Univ; Mauritius on alert as crashed ship spills fuel; Protesters, police clash in Portland  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mauritius investor accuses IDBI Bank of derailing Siva Industries' sale - Economic TimesMauritius investor accuses IDBI Bank of derailing Siva Industries' sale  Economic Times

Decolonise Diego Garcia: Why America should not fear Mauritius - The InterpreterDecolonise Diego Garcia: Why America should not fear Mauritius  The Interpreter

Counterfeit hotspots in Mauritius that brand owners must be aware of - World Trademark ReviewCounterfeit hotspots in Mauritius that brand owners must be aware of  World Trademark Review

Mauritius Attorney General says hotel guests hold the key to solving murder of Michaela McAreavey - Irish MirrorMauritius Attorney General says hotel guests hold the key to solving murder of Michaela McAreavey  Irish Mirror

With Mauritius development package India aims to bring Indian Ocean states closer - Hindustan TimesWith Mauritius development package India aims to bring Indian Ocean states closer  Hindustan Times

Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius - Splash 247Giant bulk carrier runs aground on reef off Mauritius  Splash 247

Liverpool FC: Michaela McAreavey's husband feels 'sick' over Mauritius deal - BBC NewsLiverpool FC: Michaela McAreavey's husband feels 'sick' over Mauritius deal  BBC News

Former Miss World Mauritius empowers the next generation of leaders - CNNFormer Miss World Mauritius empowers the next generation of leaders  CNN

Liverpool FC launches global partnership with Mauritius - Liverpool FCLiverpool FC launches global partnership with Mauritius  Liverpool FC

Mauritius Says It Spent $265 Million on Virus Wage Assistance - BloombergMauritius Says It Spent $265 Million on Virus Wage Assistance  Bloomberg

PM Modi and Mauritian PM Jugnauth jointly inaugurate the new SC building of Mauritius - India TV NewsPM Modi and Mauritian PM Jugnauth jointly inaugurate the new SC building of Mauritius  India TV News

Is the Mauritius tax treaty network crumbling? - International Tax ReviewIs the Mauritius tax treaty network crumbling?  International Tax Review

Fresh investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius - The Irish TimesFresh investigation into the murder of Michaela McAreavey in Mauritius  The Irish Times

Re-Domiciliation Of A Company To Mauritius – An Interesting Proposition! - Corporate/Commercial Law - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsRe-Domiciliation Of A Company To Mauritius – An Interesting Proposition! - Corporate/Commercial Law - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Travel: A movie-star hideaway in Mauritius - The Sunday PostTravel: A movie-star hideaway in Mauritius  The Sunday Post

Mauritian seafarers, workers and youth oppose Jugnauth government corruption and austerity - WSWSMauritian seafarers, workers and youth oppose Jugnauth government corruption and austerity  WSWS

Tighter Mauritius scrutiny brings new worries for FPIs - Economic TimesTighter Mauritius scrutiny brings new worries for FPIs  Economic Times

Large Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius - gcaptain.comLarge Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Mauritius  gcaptain.com

Mauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio - gcaptain.comMauritius Environmental Minister: No Oil Spill from Grounded Wakashio  gcaptain.com

Mauritius urges Britain to end occupation of Chagos Islands - The TimesMauritius urges Britain to end occupation of Chagos Islands  The Times

Tourism: Many risks and opportunities linked to the reopening of Mauritius's borders - marketscreener.comTourism: Many risks and opportunities linked to the reopening of Mauritius's borders  marketscreener.com

Mauritius reinforces its anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws - LexologyMauritius reinforces its anti-money laundering and terrorism financing laws  Lexology

Mauritius: 171st Annual General Meeting of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry - AllAfrica.comMauritius: 171st Annual General Meeting of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry  AllAfrica.com

Ease Of Foreign Portfolio Investor Flow Of Capital Into India Through Mauritius - Government, Public Sector - India - Mondaq News AlertsEase Of Foreign Portfolio Investor Flow Of Capital Into India Through Mauritius - Government, Public Sector - India  Mondaq News Alerts

Mauritius: Population Urged to Go for More Physical Activities - AllAfrica.comMauritius: Population Urged to Go for More Physical Activities  AllAfrica.com

Air Mauritius increases commercial flights to Rodrigues from August - Travel Daily News InternationalAir Mauritius increases commercial flights to Rodrigues from August  Travel Daily News International

[Blog] Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC): research on COVID -19 - Le Defi Media Group[Blog] Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC): research on COVID -19  Le Defi Media Group

India continues to support Mauritius to contain Covid - Economic TimesIndia continues to support Mauritius to contain Covid  Economic Times

Mauritius records 2 virus cases in nearly 1 month - Anadolu AgencyMauritius records 2 virus cases in nearly 1 month  Anadolu Agency

COVID-19 in Mauritius and other tourist paradises | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal - voxeu.orgCOVID-19 in Mauritius and other tourist paradises | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal  voxeu.org

How Mauritius' outward-focused economy survived previous shocks - The Conversation AfricaHow Mauritius' outward-focused economy survived previous shocks  The Conversation Africa

French influence thrives on an exotic island in the Indian Ocean - CNBCFrench influence thrives on an exotic island in the Indian Ocean  CNBC

With a boost from Masterchef, this exotic island is now an icon of cuisine - Telegraph.co.ukWith a boost from Masterchef, this exotic island is now an icon of cuisine  Telegraph.co.uk

No active coronavirus cases in Mauritius: Official - Anadolu AgencyNo active coronavirus cases in Mauritius: Official  Anadolu Agency

The Mauritian response to COVID-19 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal - voxeu.orgThe Mauritian response to COVID-19 | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal  voxeu.org

Five reasons why Mauritius is every traveller’s dream - The Financial ExpressFive reasons why Mauritius is every traveller’s dream  The Financial Express

Mauritius, Diego Garcia and the small matter of nukes - The InterpreterMauritius, Diego Garcia and the small matter of nukes  The Interpreter

Rules-Education-in-Mauritius - R&ARules-Education-in-Mauritius  R&A

Reinventing the Mauritian economic model - Institute for Security StudiesReinventing the Mauritian economic model  Institute for Security Studies

Tiger Global's tax dodge on Flipkart-Walmart deal is making Mauritius investors wary - Economic TimesTiger Global's tax dodge on Flipkart-Walmart deal is making Mauritius investors wary  Economic Times

Solar tender in Mauritius - pv magazine InternationalSolar tender in Mauritius  pv magazine International

Mauritius Claims COVID-19 Victory, but not without Economic Casualties - Future Directions InternationalMauritius Claims COVID-19 Victory, but not without Economic Casualties  Future Directions International

FinMin allows Mauritius-based funds to get category-I FPI license - Economic TimesFinMin allows Mauritius-based funds to get category-I FPI license  Economic Times

Sebi opens doors for Mauritius based funds to get preferential Cat I FPI license - Economic TimesSebi opens doors for Mauritius based funds to get preferential Cat I FPI license  Economic Times

Mauritius in FATF 'grey list'; worried banks, fund advisors knock SEBI's doors - Economic TimesMauritius in FATF 'grey list'; worried banks, fund advisors knock SEBI's doors  Economic Times

Why There is Still More Tax Reform Work To be Done on the Mauritius Front - The WireWhy There is Still More Tax Reform Work To be Done on the Mauritius Front  The Wire

The marathon of Mauritius-based FPIs - CNBCTV18The marathon of Mauritius-based FPIs  CNBCTV18

Mauritius is a very small country far away from China – but its economy has close ties to that country - D+C Development and CooperationMauritius is a very small country far away from China – but its economy has close ties to that country  D+C Development and Cooperation

COVID-19 | Mauritius records first death, confirmed cases touch 14 - The HinduCOVID-19 | Mauritius records first death, confirmed cases touch 14  The Hindu

‘Mauritius is a beautiful place to live but nothing compares to Dublin in summer’ - The Irish Times‘Mauritius is a beautiful place to live but nothing compares to Dublin in summer’  The Irish Times

Mauritius advantage for FPIs will be lost now: TP Ostwal - Economic TimesMauritius advantage for FPIs will be lost now: TP Ostwal  Economic Times

Indian Ocean – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian to Mauritius, Madagascar and Mozambique (20-22 Feb. 20) - France DiplomatieIndian Ocean – Visit by Jean-Yves Le Drian to Mauritius, Madagascar and Mozambique (20-22 Feb. 20)  France Diplomatie

India-Mauritius FTA nears finalisation - Economic TimesIndia-Mauritius FTA nears finalisation  Economic Times

‘Mauritius is on a war-footing to comply with FATF’ - BusinessLine‘Mauritius is on a war-footing to comply with FATF’  BusinessLine

When Mauritius president was stopped for excess baggage - Economic TimesWhen Mauritius president was stopped for excess baggage  Economic Times

Mauritius: Old and new challenges in a post-pandemic world - Observer Research FoundationMauritius: Old and new challenges in a post-pandemic world  Observer Research Foundation

Mauritius plans to exit FATF grey list hits coronavirus roadblock - Business StandardMauritius plans to exit FATF grey list hits coronavirus roadblock  Business Standard

Mauritius Central Bank to Bailout Companies in Covid-19 Response - BloombergMauritius Central Bank to Bailout Companies in Covid-19 Response  Bloomberg

White sand and adventure: Why I’m planning my dream trip to Mauritius for when we can travel again - The Points GuyWhite sand and adventure: Why I’m planning my dream trip to Mauritius for when we can travel again  The Points Guy

Mauritius: Tourism Industry Should Weather Its Challenges - Future Directions InternationalMauritius: Tourism Industry Should Weather Its Challenges  Future Directions International

Mauritius heads into coronavirus storm with strong social welfare buffers - The Conversation AfricaMauritius heads into coronavirus storm with strong social welfare buffers  The Conversation Africa

Mauritius Budget 2020/21 - Ocorian Analysis - Finance and Banking - Mauritius - Mondaq News AlertsMauritius Budget 2020/21 - Ocorian Analysis - Finance and Banking - Mauritius  Mondaq News Alerts

Chagos, a long wait for Mauritius until UK leaves - RFIChagos, a long wait for Mauritius until UK leaves  RFI

Coronavirus | Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 situation with Sri Lankan President, Mauritius PM - The HinduCoronavirus | Narendra Modi discusses COVID-19 situation with Sri Lankan President, Mauritius PM  The Hindu

HCQ: India emerges first responder to Mauritius, Seychelles to contain Covid-19 - Economic TimesHCQ: India emerges first responder to Mauritius, Seychelles to contain Covid-19  Economic Times

Mauritius | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustMauritius | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

India will provide help to Mauritius, Seychelles: Modi - Deccan HeraldIndia will provide help to Mauritius, Seychelles: Modi  Deccan Herald

SEBI: No change in registration for Mauritius funds - The New Indian ExpressSEBI: No change in registration for Mauritius funds  The New Indian Express

Chagos Islands dispute: UK accused of 'crimes against humanity' by Mauritius - BBC NewsChagos Islands dispute: UK accused of 'crimes against humanity' by Mauritius  BBC News

Mauritius Urged by Top Lender to Borrow From Local Banks - BloombergQuintMauritius Urged by Top Lender to Borrow From Local Banks  BloombergQuint

Mauritius Prime Minister Presents 2020-21 Budget - Bloomberg TaxMauritius Prime Minister Presents 2020-21 Budget  Bloomberg Tax

Mauritius PM Jugnauth in India for a private visit, will meet Modi and discuss ties - ThePrintMauritius PM Jugnauth in India for a private visit, will meet Modi and discuss ties  ThePrint

Mauritius' Cardinal Piat calls for solidarity during COVID-19 pandemic - Vatican NewsMauritius' Cardinal Piat calls for solidarity during COVID-19 pandemic  Vatican News

Mauritius' police investigated for torture while enforcing Covid-19 lockdown - RFIMauritius' police investigated for torture while enforcing Covid-19 lockdown  RFI

Move over Mauritius, FPIs now eye Singapore to channel funds - LivemintMove over Mauritius, FPIs now eye Singapore to channel funds  Livemint

Scramble to contain oil spillage in Mauritius | World News - Sky NewsScramble to contain oil spillage in Mauritius | World News  Sky News

Udaipur boy stranded in Mauritius, seeks PM’s help - Times of IndiaUdaipur boy stranded in Mauritius, seeks PM’s help  Times of India

Vijay Nairadoo, Mauritius | COVID-19: Older people's stories - HelpAge InternationalVijay Nairadoo, Mauritius | COVID-19: Older people's stories  HelpAge International

UK refuses to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius - Anadolu AgencyUK refuses to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius  Anadolu Agency

From trade to geopolitical significance, it is time for India to look again at Mauritius - The Indian ExpressFrom trade to geopolitical significance, it is time for India to look again at Mauritius  The Indian Express

Researchers Study How Mauritius Achieves and Sustains Peace - State of the PlanetResearchers Study How Mauritius Achieves and Sustains Peace  State of the Planet

Mauritius Open to Be Staged in August Following Tour Suspension Due to COVID-19 - Professional Squash Association - PSA World TourMauritius Open to Be Staged in August Following Tour Suspension Due to COVID-19 - Professional Squash Association  PSA World Tour

FPIs may skip Mauritius, Caymans - Economic TimesFPIs may skip Mauritius, Caymans  Economic Times

Mauritian Sugar Production Takes a Hit on Plans to Shut Refinery - BloombergMauritian Sugar Production Takes a Hit on Plans to Shut Refinery  Bloomberg

Mauritian fund invests $3 million in P2P solar specialist Sun Exchange - pv magazine InternationalMauritian fund invests $3 million in P2P solar specialist Sun Exchange  pv magazine International

Boosting overseas talents and business facilitation in Mauritius - JD SupraBoosting overseas talents and business facilitation in Mauritius  JD Supra

Mauritius unveils video snapshot of 'new normal' for tourism - TTGMauritius unveils video snapshot of 'new normal' for tourism  TTG