Mauritius fully opened its borders to vaccinated international travellers on 1 October 2021, after a two-phased partial reopening strategy. Further relaxation of COVID-19 measures around the island also came into effect on the same date. The MBA recommends the continued use of digital channels for safety, and convenience.
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.
Capital Economics Report: On 30 August 2021, a report by Capital Economics on the contribution of Mauritian investments into Africa was released. Key findings of the report include that investments from Mauritius account for US$82bn (9% of Foreign Direction Investment into Africa), generate US$6bn annually in tax revenue for African states, and support 4.2 million jobs (which create an additional US$30bn in spending power).