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In this issue

The traditional economic reliance on distant trading partners must give way to forging stronger links closer to home

Continental shift to secure future

The traditional economic reliance on distant trading partners must give way to forging stronger links closer to home – but competition is fierce

Politics: Old guard resists change

The opposition sees the government as weak and vulnerable

Economy: Slowed growth raises concerns

Uneven expansion between sectors fuels fears of a bubble

Modern corporate buildings at Ebene, Mauritius
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Offshore: Dispute with India offers chance to change focus

Tax dispute offers incentive to sidestep India

Diverse groups do business by consensus

‘Why can’t we be like Singapore?’ ask some Mauritians

Stock exchange sets sights on Africa

Bourse’s efforts to offer a range of products have borne fruit

India links: Treaty talks open way to loosen India ties

Pressure to curb the offshore industry is straining relations

Chinese visitors help on rediscovery of paradise

Diversification is plugging the gap left by a drop in the number of European holidaymakers

Air Mauritius continues flight into turbulence

National flag carrier under pressure to open up island for business

Sugar industry reaps benefits of Africa move

A leaner industry is beginning an expansion into Africa as consumption grows rapidly