Business

More liquidity, support for digital solutions needed for SMEs: SBF

SMALL- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need help with near-term issues like financing, as well as support for long-term measures like technology adoption, in order to stay sustainable and grow, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) SME Committee said on Tuesday. SBF cited its National Business Survey 2019/2020 released last week, which found that SMEs know they...

The exsanguination of Bramer Bank

On the night of 2nd April 2015,  Bank Of Mauritius (BOM) invoked liquidity issues to justify its decision to pull the plug,  thereby  sentencing  Bramer Banking Corporation ( BBC)  to a definite death. The official version presented to the public by the BOM and hammered by the Jugnauth led Government for the last 4 years,...

NIC – Clinically dead

Lost in the hype surrounding the announcement of a gradual increase in old age pension and E-Soft-Launch of the Tram, the release of the NIC financials served with an exquisite dressing went unnoticed to the majority of people. As usual the country’s main stream newspapers bragged about NIC profits without even trying to look under...

Opinion

Reinvent the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Now! Opinion

Reinvent the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Now!

Thiruthiraj A.Pather From a sugar economy in the early 1970s, Mauritius has gradually evolved to an upper middle-income economy. The country’s economic structure now rests on a relatively diversified base, comprising notably sugar production, seafood, textile, ICT-BPO, financial services, tourism and real estate. This economic miracle was made possible, despite the doomy prediction of the...

More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius? Opinion

More educated, less paid: what’s behind the gender gap in Mauritius?

Today, the gender gap in education in middle and high-income countries has mostly disappeared. In some countries, girls outstrip boys in schooling outcomes, yet women earn about 16% less money per hour worked than men (ILO 2018). Mauritius is no exception. According to data from 2016, out of a student population of 33,269 in tertiary...

Techno

Delta’s CES keynote

Delta’s CES keynote will demonstrate how travel has become an essential part of our lives, and how technology and innovation — combined with the best employees on the planet — will transform the future travel experience for customers across all points of the journey. Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta, was named Delta’s CEO in May 2016...

CES Corporate Keynote: Daimler Keynote

Ola Källenius will present a groundbreaking concept car inspired by one of the most innovative entertainment brands, envisioning a completely new form of interaction between humans, technology and nature. Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler...

Samsung’s CES 2020 keynote

Samsung’s CES 2020 keynote will present the company’s vision for revolutionizing the consumer lifestyle, impacting the way people work, play and connect with each other. Mr. Kim will share Samsung’s role in shaping a new consumer experience for global citizens through its cutting-edge technologies, ultimately leading to positive changes in society. Hyun-Suk Kim, President and...

Internet Solution a investi 30 millions de shilling pour se doter d’un centre de veille en cybermenaces

(Agence Ecofin) – Le fournisseur d’accès à Internet, Internet Solutions, vient de se doter d’un centre de veille en cybermenaces au Kenya. L’infrastructure permettra au FAI d’offrir aux entreprises kenyanes et africaines son expertise dans la surveillance, l’analyse et la réaction aux cybermenaces en pleine évolution. Le centre aidera aussi les entreprises à développer une stratégie...

Lifestyle

À l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du cœur, Nestlé lance des programmes de santé et de bien-être en Afrique du Centre et de l’Ouest

L’hypertension artérielle étant l’une des principales causes de décès dans le monde, et certains pays d’Afrique subsaharienne affichant des taux de prévalence de l’hypertension parmi les plus élevés au monde (bit.ly/2ovEFEF), savez-vous comment maintenir votre cœur en bonne santé ? Divers facteurs liés à la santé, notamment le mode de vie, l’âge et les antécédents familiaux,...

Darth Vader balloon takes to the skies above England

A balloon shaped as the head of fictional Star Wars film character Darth Vader is seen flying at the annual Bristol hot air balloon festival in Bristol, Britain, August 8, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – A huge Darth Vader mask balloon took to the skies over the western English port of Bristol on Thursday...

New footbridge restores crossing at birthplace of UK’s legendary King Arthur

LONDON (Reuters) – A new narrow footbridge spanning a near 60-metre gorge will open this weekend, restoring a lost crossing to Tintagel castle, legendary birthplace of King Arthur, on the windswept coast of southwest England. Made of steel, local slate and oak, the 5 million pound ($6 million) bridge almost 60 meters above sea level...

World

A Londres, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful appelle les décideurs africains à investir davantage dans les infrastructures et la formation numériques

(Agence Ecofin) – Le Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit (GHIOS) 2020 s’est tenu du 21 au 22 janvier 2020 à Mayfair, à Londres. Au cours de cette rencontre, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful , la ministre ghanéenne des Communications, a interpellé les décideurs africains sur la nécessité d’investir davantage dans les infrastructures et la formation numérique sur le...

les poussées inflationnistes impactent les rendements des bons du Trésor ayant une durée de 180 jours

(Agence Ecofin) – Fin novembre 2019, le niveau d’inflation (hausse générale des prix dans une économie) au Nigeria a atteint les 11,38%, un niveau record sur les 12 précédents mois. Cette hausse des prix est encore plus remarquée sur les denrées alimentaires, un des éléments qui comptent le plus dans le panier des ménages. Or...