News

  • Ambition Africa Forum

    10 Oct 2019 – Others

    Following a request from the French Embassy in Mauritius, we are pleased to forward information on the Ambition Africa organized by Business France which will be held on the 30 and 31 October 2019 in Paris, France

    Please note that the subscription is free for Mauritian enterprises.

  • Ethio-Africa Carnival in Culture, Trade, Peace and Green Bazaar, 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

    10 Oct 2019 – Others

    The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is inviting for participation in the Ethio-Africa Carnival in Culture, Trade, Peace and Green Bazaar to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.

  • National Business Roadmap

    27 Sep 2019 – Economy

    Discover the National Business Roadmap launched by Business Mauritius during the 58 Annual General Meeting held on 27 September 2019.

  • Business Mauritius | 58th Annual General Meeting Highlights

    27 Sep 2019 – Others

    The 58th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Business Mauritius took place on Friday, 27th September 2019 at the Labourdonnais Hotel, in Caudan, Port-Louis...

  • Business Mauritius - Annual Report

    27 Sep 2019 – Others

    The 2018-2019 fiscal period has been a pivotal year for Business Mauritius. Throughout the year, many changes have been implemented, with one goal in
    mind: the strengthening of the organisation. Learn more.

  • About Business Mauritius - Corporate Brochure

    27 Sep 2019 – Others

    To find out more about  Business Mauritius and how we can help you, please download our full brochure.

  • 58th Annual General Meeting

    11 Sep 2019 – Others

    Members are kindly invited to attend the 58th Annual General Meeting of Business Mauritius which will be held on Friday 27 September 2019 at 14 00 at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Caudan, Port Louis.

  • Call for Registration of Participants | WAVE Madagascar

    05 Sep 2019 – Economy

    Give a boost to Malagasy Tourism

    The Economic Development Board of Madagascar (EDBM) in collaboration with the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) has the pleasure to invite you to the First Edition of Wave Madagascar in Antananarivo from 17 to 20 September 2019. 

    Kindly register on https://bit.ly/2lZEgJo

    Please note that the last date of registration has been extended to Friday, 6 September 2019.

  • Proclamation of Monday 29 July 2019 and Monday 9 September 2019 as Public Holidays

    13 Aug 2019 – Others

    The Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius has proclaimed under Section 7 of the Public Holidays Act that Monday 29 July 2019 and Monday 9 September 2019 shall be observed as Public Holidays.

  • Participation in the context of the Pope’s Visit

    08 Aug 2019 – Others

    Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State, will be in Mauritius for a 1-day visit on Monday the 9th of September 2019, as part of his tour of the African nations which will also include Mozambique and Madagascar.

  • Conséquences sur les entreprises: Parole aux opérateurs

    08 Aug 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Workers' Rights Bill

    Business Mauritius a fait part de ses craintes que le Workers’ Rights Bill aura de fortes répercussions sur la compétitivité et l’attractivité de Maurice. Cette loi fragilise les entreprises Mauriciennes, le pays et tous les Mauriciens seront perdants. La parole aux opérateurs, allant des grands groupes aux PMEs.

  • Précision de Business Mauritius sur les travaux autour Workers Rights Bill

    03 Aug 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Ebène, samedi 3 aout 2019 – Il a été noté que certains médias ont relayé que Business Mauritius serait apparemment satisfait que des consultations aient été tenues pour discuter du Workers Rights Bill.  Le Président et membres partenaires de Business Mauritius voudraient rétablir que, s’il est vrai qu’une réunion a effectivement été tenue au Ministère du Travail, cela n’équivaut pas aux consultations et au véritable travail technique qui doit se faire avant la promulgation d’un texte de loi.  Ceci est d’autant plus vrai que cette loi pourrait avoir des conséquences graves sur la compétitivité de Maurice et pour la pérennité de beaucoup d’entreprises locales.

  • Payment of Contributions to the National Pensions Fund

    01 Aug 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The National Pensions Act provides for the payment of contributions by employers and employees subject to minimum and maximum insurable salaries.  The floors and ceiling have been revised with effect from 1 July 2019.

  • Payment of Contributions to the National Savings Fund

    01 Aug 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The National Savings Fund Act 1995 provides for the payment of a lump sum to every employee on his or her retirement age or earlier upon his or her death.  Employers contribute to the Fund at the rate of 2.5% subject to a ceiling.  As from 1 July 2019, the ceiling has been revised.

  • Public Holidays 2020

    30 Jul 2019 – Others

    Members are kindly requested to access the members' corner for the list of Public Holidays 2020.

  • Opening Ceremony of Indian Ocean Island Games 2019

    19 Jul 2019 – Others

    In view of the Opening Ceremony of the IOIGs which will take place today at the Anjalay Stadium, Belle Vue at 17 00, BM members are kindly invited to provide such necessary facilities to their employees so as to enable them attend or watch the Opening Ceremony.

  • Mega National Cleaning and Embellishment Campaign - 12, 13 and 14 July 2019

    09 Jul 2019 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius is pleased to be a member of the Centralised Cleaning Coordination Committee that will establish a long-term programme for the cleaning and embellishment of Mauritius.  

  • World Environment Day: Waste Management and recycling 

    05 Jul 2019 – Sustainable Development

    In line with the World Environment Day celebrated on the 5th of June and under the supervision of the Sustainability & Inclusive Growth Commission, the Waste Management Committee has launched an appreciation on a list of waste operators.

  • ACP-EU Private Sector

    05 Jul 2019 – Economy

    Business Mauritius participated in the ACP-EU Private Sector meeting in Mauritius.  

  • PNEE: results of the pilot project on Electric Mobility

    05 Jul 2019 – Sustainable Development

    In 2018, through the PNEE, Business Mauritius supported 6 companies in their energy efficiency approach within the transport sector. Since March, a new phase has started with a pre-feasibility project on electric vehicles.

  • BUROS: Employees Transportation Survey

    05 Jul 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    BM’s road safety unit, BUROS, has worked on an Employees Transportation Survey in order to establish a global picture of the transportation facilities used by Mauritian employees each day. 

  • ILO: Blue Economy Event

    05 Jul 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Business Mauritius attended an ILO event themed “Creating a sustainable future of work and a just transition towards blue economy in African Island States”, from 7 to 9 May 2019 in Mahé, Seychelles.

  • Super Fund: Pension Fund Platform

    05 Jul 2019 – Others

    Created in November 1999, BM’s Superfund is a non-lucrative organisation which main objective is to offer to its Members a reliable and efficient Pension Fund platform. Super Fund has passed the mark of Rs1 billion.

  • Industrial Relations: Review of the Security Guard (Remuneration Order) Regulations

    05 Jul 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The Security Guard (Remuneration Order) Regulations is in the process of being reviewed. On the 24 April 2019, the National Remuneration Board (NRB) published its Proposed Recommendations for the review of the terms and conditions linked to the employment of workers in this sector. 

  • Post-Budget Focus: Section 3 - Concertation on macro-economic fundamentals

    21 Jun 2019 – Economy

    Section 3: Concertation on macro-economic fundamentals

  • Post-Budget Focus: Section 1 - Representation and collaboration  

    21 Jun 2019 – Economy

    Section 1: Representation and collaboration  

     

  • Post-Budget Focus: Section 2 - Economic measures

    21 Jun 2019 – Economy

    Section 2: Economic measures warranting continued and sustained dialogue

  • Press Communiqué - Post Budget 2019/20

    19 Jun 2019 – Economy

    Press Communiqué - Post Budget 2019/20

  • BUSINESS SEMINAR ON FOODEX JAPAN 2020- 13 JUNE 2019

    12 Jun 2019 – Others

    The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is organising a Business Seminar on Thursday 13 June 2019 at the premises of the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) on the upcoming FOODEX JAPAN 2020 EXPO which will be held from 10-13 March 2020 in Japan.  Accordingly, JETRO has requested the EDB to facilitate the dissemination of invitations to relevant stakeholders in Mauritius.  On behalf of the Johannesburg Office of JETRO, we are pleased to invite you to attend the JETRO Business Seminar on FOODEX JAPAN 2020 EXPO which will be held in the Conference room of the Economic Development Board.

  • Post-Budget 2019/20 - Business Mauritius Press Conference

    10 Jun 2019 – Economy

    The 2019/20 National Budget will be presented by the Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development today, 10 June 2019 as from 4 pm.

  • Memorandum for the 2019-2020 National Budget

    10 May 2019 – Economy

    Memorandum for the 2019-2020 National Budget

  • Memorandum for the 2019-2020 National Budget - Executive Summary

    10 May 2019 – Economy

    Memorandum for the 2019-2020 National Budget - Executive Summary

  • Employers' Skills Needs Survey

    06 May 2019 – Others

    Employers' Skills Needs Survey

  • Meet & Greet

    04 Apr 2019 – Economy

    A breakfast meeting with journalists specialised in the economy sector was held on the 21st of March in the Business Mauritius headquarters in Ebène. The goal of the event was to share with the public several works and projects done by BM during the last months and keep the journalists updated about ongoing projects and their finalities.

  • SADC Export Potential explored

    04 Apr 2019 – Economy

    BM participated in a workshop on Export Potential for Mauritius in 7 SADC Countries (Botswana, Angola, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe), based on a study by a consultancy firm. The event, organized by The Economic Development Board and MEXA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade. 

  • New propositions on the regulation of the construction sector submitted to the NRB

    04 Apr 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    On the 11th of February, the National Remuneration Board (NRB) has published its Proposed Recommendations for the review of the Block Making, Construction, Stone Crushing and Related Industries (Remuneration Order) Regulations.

  • Amendment to the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2017

    04 Apr 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment has, on 4 February 2019, made the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations to amend the National Minimum Wage Regulations 2017.

  • SME 4WARD – A SME Networking Session

    04 Apr 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    On the 28th of February, a SME Networking session was held in BM Headquarters in Ebène. It was the occasion for those participating in the SME 4ward project to meet each other and discuss about issues and prospects for the local SMEs. Speakers included Dhiruj Ramluggun (BM’s Head of Training and Development), Jean Christophe Cluzeau (Head of General Insurance of the Mauritius Union Insurance), and Sweta Beehary (Portfolio Manager of Capital Asset Management Limited – SME Equity Fund).

  • PNEE: Energy-Pre-Audit in SME and Industry Sectors

    31 Mar 2019 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Public Services, is launching a new solution: Energy Pre-Audit, which suits the businesses which are not financially secured and do not have time to conduct a full audit.

  • Reinforcing economic and business relations between Mauritius and Madagascar

    30 Mar 2019 – Others

    “Mauritius-Madagascar: Transcending to a New Era of Economic Collaboration”

    The Economic Development Board (EDB) organised a Business Forum and Networking Event on the 13 March at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort, Balaclava, a great opportunity to strengthen trades and economic relations with the Malagasy business community. For more info, contact Daden Venkatasawmy  

  • Member Profile Update

    22 Feb 2019 – Others

    In view of enhancing the service level of Business Mauritius regarding business opportunities, targeted information and feedback on topical issues, we would be grateful for your assistance in updating your company profile HERE 

  • Business Mauritius is recruiting an Administrative Assistant and a Deputy Project Manager for SUNREF

    21 Feb 2019 – Others

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – SUNREF

    DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER– SUNREF

  • Handing Over of Chairmanship from Patrice Legris to Vidia Mooneegan

    07 Feb 2019 – Others

    Business Mauritius kick-started this year with the Social Capital Commission meeting on the 18th January. The agenda comprised of the presentation of quantitative results of employment skills survey from DCDM, an update on achievements of the commission, the working groups and the way forward for 2019.

  • Substance Abuse

    07 Feb 2019 – Others

    Business Mauritius attended the 1st Meeting of the High Level Drugs and HIV Council under the chairmanship of the Hon. Prime Minister, on Tuesday 8th of January 2019. The topics discussed included the organisation structure of the Council & Timelines for implementation.

  • Communiqué: Heavy Rainfall Protocol

    30 Jan 2019 – Others

    Today, the National Crisis Committee (NCC) of which Business Mauritius is a member, met for an evaluation of the prevailing weather conditions.

  • Invitation to Mozambique Business Forum & Networking Event - Economic Development Board

    29 Jan 2019 – Economy

    The Economic Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Exports (APIEX) and the Confederation of Business Associations of Mozambique (CTA) will host a Business Forum and Networking Event on Saturday 2 February 2019 from 08 30 to 17 00 at Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa, Flic en Flac.

  • Dealing with Heavy Rainfall at the Workplace

    24 Jan 2019 – Others

    Summer which normally spans from November to May is usually the main rainy season in Mauritius. Rain can at times be particularly heavy and persistent during this period.  Heavy rainfall can cause water accumulation and flooding which may lead to severe traffic congestion and eventual disruption of work in enterprises.

  • Communiqués issued by CEB: Ease of doing Business – Getting Electricity Index

    16 Jan 2019 – Economy

    Further to the meeting of the Technical Committee on Ease of Doing Business held at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Members are requested to access the members' corner in order to download the two communiqués issued by the Central Electricity Board(CEB) in respect of:

  • Additional Remuneration and Other Allowances (2019) Act 2018

    10 Jan 2019 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Members are requested to access the Member’s Corner in order to download the Information Note INR.IFN.05 (Issue No. 11) regarding the Additional Remuneration and Other Allowances (2019) Act 2018.

  • Guidelines: Reduced CSR amount to be remitted by companies to Mauritius Revenue Authority

    10 Jan 2019 – Sustainable Development

    As you are aware, with effect from January 2019, every company shall be required to remit to the MRA at least 75% of a CSR Fund set up on or after 1 January 2019 for onward remittance to the National CSR Foundation.

  • Interview of Marjaana Sall

    10 Dec 2018 – Others

    Interview of Marjaana Sall

  • Salary Compensation - Year 2019

    06 Dec 2018 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Following the Tripartite Committee held today, Government has recommended that an additional remuneration of Rs400 per month be paid to all full-time employees as from 01 January 2019.

  • International Business Forum on Sustainable Development

    11 Sep 2018 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius and Club Export Réunion are pleased to invite Members to participate in the International Business Forum on Sustainable Development from 21 to 23 November 2018 in La Réunion (Domaine du Moca, Saint-Denis).

  • 57th Annual General Meeting

    10 Sep 2018 – Others

    Members are invited to attend the 57th Annual General Meeting of Business Mauritius which will be held on Monday 24 September 2018 at 14 30 at Le Sirius, Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel, Port Louis.

  • Ceilings for the Payment of Contribution to the National Pensions Fund and the National Savings Fund

    30 Jul 2018 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The ceilings for the payment of contribution to the National Pensions Fund and the National Savings Fund have been revised, with effect from 1 July 2018.

  • Public Holidays 2019

    06 Jul 2018 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Public Holidays 2019

  • Business Mauritius : première réaction au budget 2018

    14 Jun 2018 – Economy

    Port-Louis, 14 juin 2018 – “L’exercice budgétaire 2018 est encourageant. Il s’agit d’un budget très social, comportant des mesures intéressantes pour la formation des jeunes et l'intégration des femmes. Toutefois, une mise en oeuvre coordonnée et en partenariat des mesures reste clé”, a déclaré Cédric de Spéville, président de Business Mauritius, lors d’une conférence de presse de l’association, visant à livrer une première analyse à chaud des mesures annoncées cette année. 

  • Table Ronde sur la Commission "Sustainability and Inclusive Growth"

    16 May 2018 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius organise une table ronde, ce mercredi 16 mai 2018, axée sur la commission "Sustainability and Inclusive Growth". 

  • Memorandum for the 2018-2019 National Budget

    07 May 2018 – Economy

    Memorandum for the 2018-2019 National Budget

  • La transition énergétique n'est pas une contrainte

    25 Apr 2018 – Sustainable Development

    Article de presse - Defi Media - 25 avril 2018

  • Launch of "Business Road Safety" (BUROS)

    19 Feb 2018 – Sustainable Development

    Launch of "Business Road Safety" (BUROS)

  • The Additional Remuneration and Other Allowances (2018) Act 2017

    09 Jan 2018 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The Additional Remuneration and Other Allowances (2018) Act 2017

  • Payment of End of Year Bonus

    07 Dec 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The payment of the End of Year Bonus is regulated by either –

  • Negative Income Tax

    01 Dec 2017 – Economy

    As announced in the Budget 2017-2018, the Negative Income Tax (NIT), whereby employees earning basic wages not exceeding Rs9,900 a month are entitled to a financial support from Government, has become effective as from 1 July 2017.

     

  • Salary Compensation 2018

    22 Nov 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Following the Tripartite Committee held this afternoon, Government has recommended an additional remuneration of Rs360 per month payable to all full time employees as from 01 January 2018.

     

  • Breakfast PNEE - Eau Chaude Solaire

    12 Nov 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Prochain Breakfast PNEE prévu le 30 novembre 2017 sur l'usage de l'eau chaude solaire et de la récupération de chaleur en hôtellerie et industrie

  • "Nou lenerzi" - Octobre 2017 - Edition 1

    12 Nov 2017 – Sustainable Development

    L'actualité des entreprises en transition énergétique à l'île Maurice !

  • Payment of Gratuity on Retirement

    11 Oct 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    Section 49 of the Employment Rights Act on the Payment of Gratuity on Retirement has been amended by Section 14 of the Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2017.

     

  • Breakfast PNEE - Grande Distribution

    12 Sep 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Prochain Breakfast PNEE prévu le 28 septembre 2017 sur le secteur de la grande distribution (supermarché et centre commercial) 

  • Business Facilitation Act 2017

    18 Aug 2017 – Economy

    Business Facilitation Act 2017

  • Save the date: Breakfast PNEE

    04 Aug 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Prochain Breakfast PNEE prévu le 31 août 2017 sur le Financement des projets

  • SBM Insights - Issue No. 5 - July 2017

    13 Jul 2017 – Economy

    SBM Insights - Issue No. 5 - July 2017

  • Memorandum on 2017-2018 Budget

    21 Jun 2017 – Economy

    Memorandum on 2017-2018 Budget

  • Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement (JME)

    05 Jun 2017 – Sustainable Development

    La Journée Mondiale de l’Environnement (JME) nous invite à promouvoir une prise de conscience à l’échelle mondiale, et surtout à adopter des mesures en faveur de la protection de notre environnement.

  • Breakfast

    27 Apr 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius vous invite à un breakfast pour présenter les premiers résultats de la démarche d’efficacité énergétique, lancée depuis l’année dernière dans 16 hôtels.

  • MEF New Services: IR & HR Solutions

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    MEF New Services: IR & HR Solutions – Transforming Organisations through Improved Industrial Relations...

  • Extension of Maternity Leave from 12 to 14 Weeks

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The Employment Rights (Amendment) Act 2015, Act No. 10 of 2015 has amended Section 30 of the Employment...

  • MEF Human Capital Development Forum

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The MEF has set up the Human Capital Development Forum as a support service platform to its members...

  • Payment of Contributions to the National Savings Fund

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The National Savings Fund Act 1995 provides for the payment of a lump sum to every employee...

  • Payment of Contributions to the National Pensions Fund

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    The National Pensions Act provides for the payment of contributions by employers and employees ...

  • HRDC – Revised Training Grant System

    08 Feb 2017 – Industrial Relations & Human Resources

    HRDC – Revised Trainng Grant System...

  • Memorandum on 2016-2017 Budget

    08 Feb 2017 – Economy

    Memorandum on 2016-2017 Budget

  • Save the Date: 1er Colloque National Energies & Entreprises

    08 Feb 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Save the Date: 1er Colloque National Energies & Entreprises

  • CSR Contribution for Flood Victims of February 2016

    08 Feb 2017 – Sustainable Development

    Business Mauritius has been solicited by the Government to participate in a support programme to the