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Economics and Finance in Mauritius

A Modern Perspective


  • Examines the financial and economic infrastructure in Mauritius thoroughly

  • Builds upon the author’s lifetime of experience as an academic and practitioner within the Mauritian economy

  • Features an adoptable financial stability model


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. An Overview of the Mauritian Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Mauritian Banking Sector

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 27-52
  4. The Stock Market in Mauritius

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 75-96
    3. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 135-150
  5. Monetary Policy in Mauritius

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 153-166
    3. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 167-193
    4. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 213-226
  6. The Business Sector and Its Financing Structure in Mauritius

  7. Hedging in Mauritius

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Indranarain Ramlall
      Pages 277-308

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive assessment of the Mauritian economy and its financial system. The author investigates the pre- and post- crisis financial and economic environment of Mauritius thoroughly and looks to the future potential development of the economy. Chapters feature in-depth analysis of such aspects as the banking sector, the stock market, monetary policy, capital structure, the hedging practices of Mauritian firms, and the housing market in Mauritius, among others. Moreover, the author not only builds a credit risk model for Mauritian bankers, but also develops a financial stability model to provide the reader with a full account of the Mauritian economy. The author ends with a chapter dedicated to a 2030 vision for Mauritius. This book will be of interest to researchers, students, policy-makers, central bankers and economists who wish to explore an example of an upper-income developing economy in depth.


Mauritian Financial System Financial Instruments Banking in Mauritius Stock Market Analysis in Mauritius Derivatives Monetary Policy Financial Crisis Credit Risk Capital Structure Foreign investments Financial Services

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MauritiusMokaMauritius

About the authors

Dr Indranarain Ramlall is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius. Prior to joining the University, he was a Credit Corporate Officer at the State Bank of India (Mauritius), and then a Fund Manager at Anglo-Mauritius Financial Services Limited. Dr Indranarain Ramlall previously worked within the Financial Markets Division and the Financial Stability Unit at the Bank of Mauritius (The Central Bank of Mauritius). At this time, he also served as a member of the Joint Working Group Committee on Debt Management and the Sub-Committee on Treasury Bill Allocation. He has participated actively in various international scientific conferences. His research interests include financial stability, central banking, risk management, investment analysis, econometric modelling and the economics of climate change.

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