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La sortie définitive de la liste de l’UE viendra simplifier les transactions bancaires

La sortie de Maurice a déjà été annoncée par des officiels de l’Union européenne. Nous comprenons que les procédures sont déjà en cours pour officialiser ce retrait, qui devrait être conclu et prendre effet dans quelques semaines, selon les mécanismes assez complexes de l’Union européenne. Nous attendons la conclusion de ces procédures avec enthousiasme – nous y sommes presque ! Déjà, nous constatons un regain d’intérêt pour le centre financier mauricien, et nous pensons que la sortie définitive viendra simplifier les transactions bancaires et augmenter les nouveaux projets.
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MBA publishes “Transition Away From LIBOR” set of FAQ

On 21 September 2021, the MBA published two Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) brochures on the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). These have been prepared by the MBA Working Group on LIBOR, in consultation with the MBA Legal sub-committee. The long form FAQ is aimed at finance professionals & larger businesses, while the standard version targets the public, and small businesses. Member banks would also be uploading the set of FAQ on their individual websites, for clients’ information and benefit.
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Bonnie Qiu: “FX deposits remained stable despite Covid-19 crisis”

Cover Story: In spite of the crisis, the banking sector has remained resilient, states the CEO of HSBC and Chairperson of the Mauritius Bankers Association. For instance, as at end of March 2021, banks’ capital adequacy ratio stood at 18.7%, comfortably above the regulatory minimum 11.9%. Similarly, the quality of assets remains good with non-performing loan ratio standing at 5.0%. In the interview below, Bonnie Qiu also talks about the interconnectedness between the banking sector and global business and expresses confidence that Mauritius will soon be removed from the European union’s blacklist.
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