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Strategically located in the Indian Ocean and endowed with stunning scenery, a pleasant year-round climate, a welcoming population and high standards of healthcare and international schooling, Mauritius remains a premier destination for a primary or holiday residence.
Acknowledged internationally for its strong economy and stable political system, the country is as a major regional platform for banking and financial services.
The legal system is governed by principles derived both from the French Code Napoleon and British common law. After gaining independence in 1968 and becoming a republic in 1992, Mauritius has retained the UK’s Judicial Committee of The Privy Council as its highest appellate court.
Over the years, the country has significantly strengthened its legislative and regulatory framework in a commitment to adopt international best business practices. Particularly notable are new anti-money laundering measures that promote economic development while ensuring transparency, good governance and compliance with ethical norms.
Ranked 1st in Africa Mauritius has an internationally recognised appeal and economic track record that inspire trust, stability and confidence. Foreigners have a number of compelling reasons to invest and live in the country, including:
Ease of doing business – 1st in Africa in the World Bank Doing Business report 2019;
Political stability – 1st in Africa in the Democracy Index 2017 (The Economist Intelligence Unit);
Good governance - 1st in Africa in the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2018;
Economic democracy – 1st in Africa in the Index of Economic Freedom – Heritage
Foundation, and 1st in Africa in the Economic Freedom of the World report – Fraser Institute; and
A robust and independent legal system with the Privy Council as ultimate court of appeal.
The diversity and richness of cultures are at the core of the originality and charm of Mauritius. Inhabitants from European, African, Indian and Chinese origins live in harmony on the island, practising Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as main religions.
The country is a rare example of social peace and unity in a multi-cultural society that is admired by the rest of the world.
Mauritius is considered one of the safest countries in the Indian Ocean region, with a low overall crime rate.
It is a non-aligned country with strong and friendly relationships with the international community.