Investment Vision 2010 Series: Mauritius

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From agriculture and textiles to tourism and IT, our economy is well diversified.

-Raju Jaddoo, Head of the Board of Investment (BOI)

Mauritius is located on the South East coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Characterised by lagoons and palm-fringed beaches, the country is a growing tourist destination, which is set to drive economic growth in 2010.

Renowned for its economic and political stability, Mauritius is touted as the number one developing country on the African continent and is a growing investment destination. It has been heralded a development success story by the World Bank and has demonstrated positive economic growth even during the global recession.

Since 2005, major reforms have taken place to diversify the economy, opening the country up to new growth sectors and promoting a positive business and investment climate.

Mauritius actively seeks foreign investment and has taken significant measures to entice foreign investors, which has resulted in the country swiftly moving up the World Bank rankings of Doing Business reports. 2010 saw it as the number one African country in terms of overall ease of doing business for the second year running.

Mauritius has a strong and stable government that has forged forward economic reforms. These have significantly diversified the economy, encouraged a competitive business environment and enticed record levels of foreign investment. Today, Mauritius offers a kaleidoscope of investment opportunities.

In this report

  • Executive Summary
  • Economic History
  • The Situation Today
  • Political Environment
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Investing in the Region
  • The Outlook

Key data

  • 5% GDP growth forecast over next 5 years
  • Low tax regime
  • Foreign investment at its highest ever level
  • Diversified economy
  • Proven success of economic reforms

independently written by our Market Intelligence & Research Unit (MIRU) to find out more about this flourishing region.

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