Why Channeling Your Investments via Mauritius into Africa?
Africa’s improving economic and political landscape have caught the eyes of many major global investors over the last decades and no doubts Africa has witnessed huge investments in various sectors such as, telecommunication, public infrastructure and real estate, hospitality and tourism, mining, oil, gas and energy , agriculture and farming
After a temporary slowdown, due to lower commodity and oil prices in the international market, the African Economy is set to pick up again according to the latest World Bank’s report. This tendency is expected to continue and accentuate further. The African continent is predicted to grow in excess of 5% in 2017, while some African countries such as Ethiopia, Angola, Tanzania, which are used to near double figures growth may re capture this trend.
Strategically located in the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia, with its political stability and business friendly environment, Mauritius continues to attract global investment to channel to other African partners states thereby accelerating the economic development. The International business community and most multi-national corporations operating businesses in Africa have been reaping significant rewards from their investments till now.
Recognition and Accolades
Mauritius as the sole financial centre in Africa continues to play an instrumental role in accentuating investment and growth of various African economies. The country is today rated as a leading investment destination in Africa as confirmed by many International Organizations
Mauritius has won several accolades is globally recognised as THE investment platform for channelling investments in to Africa. Below is a few important ones;
|No||Index||Global Rank||Africa Rank|
|1||World Bank Doing Business 2016||32 out of 189 countries||1st|
|2||Global Competitiveness Index 2015-2016||46 out of 140 countries||1st|
|3||Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2015||–||1st|
|4||The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2015||18 out of 167 countries||1st|
|5||Knowledge Economy Index 2012-World Bank||62 out of 145 countries||1st|
|6||Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 – World Economic Forum||29 out of 138 countries||1st|
|7||Global Information Technology Report 2016||49 out of 139 countries||1st|
|8||Forbes Survey of Best Countries for Business 2015||37 out of 144 countries||1st|
|9||The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness 2015||56 out of 141 countries||3rd|
|10||Global Innovation Index 2016||53 out of 128 countries||1st|
Source: Mauritius Board of Investments (www.investmauritius.com)