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Strategically located between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is an efficiently regulated financial centre that is well positioned to become the headquarters to Africa over the next few years. Recently ranked first in Africa in the World Bank 'Ease of Doing Business Report', the island offers numerous tax incentives, a wide range of Double Taxation Agreements (DTAs) and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (IPPAs), and is not subject to exchange controls, making it the ideal gateway for foreign investment into Africa.

The Republic of Mauritius has enjoyed unprecedented socio-economic development with economic growth averaging 5% over the past 20 years. It is committed to investor's protection with a progressive regulatory framework modeled on the industry's 'best practice' principles and compliant to internationally accepted norms of supervision including those of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

With a population of 1.2 million inhabitants bilingual in English and French, Mauritius benefits from a large pool of readily available graduates, lawyers and accountants. Situated on a time zone of GMT +4 and supported by a low cost of living and administration, Mauritius is able to deliver highly cost effective offshore solutions to international clients.