As a result of its geographic location close to Africa, time zone and extensive range of double tax agreements, Mauritius has become a desirable location from which to do international business particularly into Africa and India.
Mauritius has a modern legislative regime for establishing funds, companies, limited partnerships, trusts and foundations.
Mauritius Key Facts
- Officially the Republic of Mauritius, it is situated in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) off the southeast coast of the African continent. Port Louis is the capital city.
- Well-established, trusted and transparent international financial centre. Political stability, sound economic policy and good governance with a robust, diversified and innovation-driven economy.
- The Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd (SEM) was incorporated in Mauritius on March 30, 1989 and on October 6th, 2008, SEM became a public company. SEM has grown over the last two decades to place it among the leading exchanges in Africa in terms of operational excellence. SEM is today a full-fledged member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).
- English, French and Creole are the official languages.
- National Currency is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR).
- Regulated by the Financial Services Commission, Mauritius (FSC).