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Mauritius

Mauritius

Population: 1.30 mn.
GDP: $12.7 bn.
Debt: $10.9 bn.
Overview:

The victory of the Militant Socialist Movement and the Parti Mauricien social démocrate coalition returned the veteran Anerood Jugnauth, 82, to the Premiership, promising to rebalance the economy, improve conditions for sugar and textile workers and maintain rapid growth in the financial services sector.

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Closing tax loopholes

Mauritius will host another round of talks to discuss amending a controversial tax treaty, as the finance sector shifts its focus to Africa

Mauritius has invited Indian officials to a new round of discussions, in early October, on the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) signed by the two countries in 1982. This ...


Mega-projects and mega-ghost towns

Millions have been spent, but two big projects backed by Chinese and Indian firms have failed to live up to expectations.

A short drive north out of Port Louis, a new road passes a couple of sugar plantations before signs in both English and Chinese announce your arrival in the Jin Fei Economic and Tr...


Arvin Boolell

Foreign Minister, Mauritius

In January, Arvin Boolell urged India to revise rather than abandon the India–Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. Mauritius has no capital gains tax and the treaty allow...


Tax treats stay in downturn

Opaque flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) from Mauritius to India look set to continue – despite the eight rounds of negotiations over the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement...


Rogue rosewood exporters

A series of scandals about illegal timber exports increases pressure on the government to seek international protection for the country’s forests

Proof continues to mount about the role of Chinese business interests in the illegal trade of rosewood from Madagascar. Rosewood is harvested from protected areas in Madagascar and...


To save a treaty

Pressure mounts again on the treaty that allows funds to transit untaxed through Mauritius and into India’s markets

Mauritius and India are gearing up for another confrontation over the 1983 Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement. The DTAA allows Indian investors to avoid paying tax by funnelling t...


Phantom economic zones

Six years after the project was launched amid great fanfare, the foundations for the Chinese special economic zone have yet to be laid

China's grand plans for special economic zones across Africa to emulate the success of its coastal manufacturing regions have hit problems in Mauritius and Algeria, showing that th...


The island scandal calls home

Scandals continue to bring Indian investigators to Mauritius’s fine shores. After last year’s cricket financing scandal (AAC Vol 3 No 7), India’s biggest-ever corruption case – lin...


CDC goes offshore

A mining company in which the British government is the biggest shareholder is using Mauritius-registered front companies to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes on its minera...


Taxing times

Port Louis suspends six forex companies as talks resume on the tax treaty that allows Indian companies to launder illicit funds

India’s Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is sending a team of senior officials to resume the difficult negotiations with Mauritius to resolve the lingering stand-off over the 19...


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