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Global Competitiveness Report ranks Mauritius as first in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius came first in Sub-Saharan Africa yet again on the Global Competitiveness Report published last week by the World Economic Forum, proving once more the competitive edge of the island nation in the regional economy. The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 published by the World Economic Forum on September 3, 2014 pointed out that Mauritius has continued its steady upward climb this year, moving up by six positions to 39th place

World Economic Forum picks GML among Africa’s fastest-growing companies

GML is the first Mauritian company to be selected as one of the ‘Global Growth Companies’ (GGCs) in Africa by the World Economic Forum, rubbing shoulders with 16 other fast-growing companies in the continent. This distinction ensures that GML enters the select group of companies at the international level which currently consists of just over 360 companies from more than 65 countries. “It is recognition of the relentless work undertaken

ICT in focus: Web Cup to be held in Indian Ocean Region on 7 & 8 June

Economies across the Indian Ocean region are being lifted on the ICT wave, according to a recent report by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This ICT thrust will be reinforced by the Web Cup 2014, a 24-hour website creation challenge, to be held on 7 and 8 June 2014 across Mauritius, Réunion Island, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mayotte. The WEF’s Global Technology Index Report 2014 has identified Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as one

Mauritius ranked 1st in Africa and in top 50 globally on information technology

Mauritius and South Africa were both ranked in the top half of the 13th edition of World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report (GITR) released yesterday, with Mauritius ranked first among the African countries and South Africa coming a distant second. Mauritius was positioned 48th out of 148 countries with a score of 4.31 on a maximum of 7 points, compared to 2013 when it was ranked 55th and scored

Mauritius ranked 1st in Sub-Saharan Africa for enabling trade

Mauritius won top honours in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with 4.7 out of 7 points, and was ranked 29th out of 138 countries globally, according to the Global Enabling Trade Report 2014 published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Published every two years, the last report which came out in 2012 ranked Mauritius at 36th place with 4.62 points. The report notes that Mauritius is one of the success stories in

What happens in Davos stays in Davos…

… Or permeates to the rest of the world and shapes it. Youth and Davos – where’s the link? When I came back from the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos last year, I recall being completely star-struck, overwhelmed and completely down from a fever that’s bound to happen to any tropical person who ventures in the Alpine mountains in the peak of winter. I was energised from all

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