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Embark On A Journey Of A Lifetime With The Four Seasons Safari And Islands Collection, Africa

From hot air ballooning across the Serengeti savannah to exploring the urban oasis of Johannesburg and endless beachfront adventures in Mauritius and Seychelles, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today unveils its Safari and Islands Collection, Africa.
Tags: Travel, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Seychelles, Serengeti, Islands Collection Africa


Commodity ‘Supercycle’ a Cue for #Saudi State Miner to Cut Debt - Bloomberg

Commodity ‘Supercycle’ a Cue for Saudi State Miner to Cut Debt - Bloomberg Saudi Arabia’s state miner will use a windfall from the recent boom in commodity prices to pay off debt, as it seeks to strengthen its balance sheet before embarking on international acquisitions.The new chief executive officer of Saudi Arabia Mining Co., known as Maaden, said he plans to halve the ratio of debt to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization over the next five years. Net debt was equiva...
Tags: Travel, Saudi Arabia, India, Bloomberg, South America, Mauritius, Riyadh, Meridian, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Arabia Mining Co, Maaden, Abdulaziz Al Harbi, Cut Debt Bloomberg Saudi Arabia, Al Harbi, Al Harbi Maaden


#UAE's Arrow Capital co-sponsors $240mln Nasdaq tech SPAC | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE's Arrow Capital co-sponsors $240mln Nasdaq tech SPAC | ZAWYA MENA EditionUAE's Arrow Capital, a financial and investment advisory company, said it co-sponsored a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), Tribe Capital Growth Corp I, which raised $240 million in its initial public offering on the Nasdaq Capital Market.The SPAC is a blank check company seeking targets in the technology sector, pursuing M&A opportunities with top private technology companies showing inflection points in their...
Tags: Travel, US, GCC, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Mauritius, Uae, Gulf, SPAC, Dubai International Financial Centre, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Tribe Capital, SPAC Tribe Capital Growth Corp, Arrow Capital, United States Arrow Capital


Even small Chinese FDI proposals to need govt approval, plan to set threshold abandoned: Report

Foreign investments with even a whiff of Chinese involvement will need approvals from the Indian government. The Indian government has abandoned its plan to set a threshold for Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI), meaning every proposal will have to be okayed by the government, irrespective of size or percentage stake, reported Times of India. Chinese FDI in Indian companies has attracted considerable attention in recent months. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, the governm...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, India, Startup, Taiwan, Mauritius, Fdi, Economic Times, Times of India, Ladakh, SEBI, Foreign Direct Investment, PUBG


Govt to not force domestic listing on companies looking to raise money overseas: Report

India will not mandate secondary listing for domestic firms that wish to raise money from foreign stock exchanges, Reuters reported on Thursday. The news comes just weeks after it was reported that the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) was considering issuing guidelines that would force Indian companies looking to go public overseas to also list themselves on an Indian stock exchange. Currently, Indian companies cannot raise money in international markets unless they get listed first on an Ind...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Bill, Parliament, Mauritius, Reuters, Fdi, Reserve Bank of India, MCA, FATF, Nirmala Sitharaman, Lok Sabha, Indian Startups, Livemint


RBI prohibits finance companies to be set up with FDI from Mauritius: Report

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declared that finance companies cannot be set up with foreign direct investments (FDI) from Mauritius, reported Economic Times. The decision is in line with the central bank’s recent reluctance to approve applications of non-banking finance companies (NBFC) with funding from the African nation, both due to concerns about round-tripping and to avoid Chinese investments in India. RBI has reportedly told venture capital and private equity funds that NFCs cannot b...
Tags: Travel, News, China, India, Mauritius, Fdi, Reserve Bank of India RBI, Reserve Bank of India, Economic Times, Times of India, FATF, NBFC, NBFCs, Chinese state, Financial Action Task Force FATF, Sequoia Capital India


The 20 best democratic countries for Americans to move to after the pandemic, where the weather is decent and living is affordable

Ireland is one of the best countries for Americans to move to. Madrugada Verde/Shutterstock If you're looking to leave the United States — for whatever reason — this list could help you find a welcoming country that isn't too expensive to live in and has good weather. Business Insider ranked the best countries for Americans to move to — once travel from the US to other countries is permitted and the coronavirus is under control. To identify the best places, we looked at five metrics we thi...
Tags: Travel, Google, UK, News, Sweden, Australia, Germany, US, Trends, Strategy, Rankings, Eu, Spain, European Union, Cyprus, Features


Amazon puts in ₹1,125 crore into India business: Report

Amazon has infused ₹1,125 crore (~US$152.6 million) into its India business, PTI reported based on regulatory filings. The investments were reportedly routed through Amazon Corporate Holdings Private Limited in Singapore and Amazon.com Inc Limited in Mauritius. This amount comes in addition to ₹2,310 crore (US$313.4 million) that the company put into its India arm, Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd, this June. The investments come as Amazon and its Walmart-owned rival Flipkart hope to earn big in t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Singapore, India, US, Walmart, Mauritius, Flipkart, PTI, Flipkart Amazon, Reliance Retail, India Flipkart, In May Amazon, Jiomart, Amazon Corporate Holdings Private Limited


Bill allowing direct overseas listing by Indian companies passed in Lok Sabha

Indian companies could soon be allowed to list abroad on foreign stock exchanges, before having to do so on Indian ones. The Lok Sabha on Sunday passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 amending the Companies Act, 2013 with the aim of promoting the ease of doing business in India. The Act is expected to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament. The context: Currently, Indian companies looking to raise money in international markets cannot do so unless ...
Tags: Travel, News, Ipo, Singapore, India, US, Walmart, Bloomberg, Bill, Parliament, Nasdaq, Mauritius, Flipkart, Rajya Sabha, Reuters, MCA


MCA to release norms allowing direct overseas listing of Indian companies: Report

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) will release norms that will allow Indian companies to list themselves on overseas stock markets without having to list them in India first, Livemint reported. Unnamed officials told the publication that the ministry is close to releasing a draft report on proposed changes to the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), Income Tax Act and Companies Act. The move could help India companies, especially start-ups, raise money in international markets. Currentl...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Nasdaq, Mauritius, Stock Exchange, MCA, SEBI, Nirmala Sitharaman, Lok Sabha, Livemint, Rajan Anandan, Financial Action Task Force, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Sequoia Capital India


Gerberoy and Jardins Henri le Sidaner

After our delightful visit and delicious lunch at Du Jardin des Ifs, we strolled through the rest of Gerberoy. We visited the gardens of painter Henri le Sidaner. Born in Mauritius, his family moved to France and settled in Dunkirk in 1908. He studied art at the prestigious Beaux Arts school in Paris and later lived at Les Etapes art colony for nine years, alongside artists Eugene Boudin and Frank O’Meara.   After traveling to Italy, Germany, and England, le Sidaner returned to Paris. He ...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, England, France, Paris, John, Gardens, Mauritius, Parks, Dunkirk, Rodin, Versailles, Eugène Boudin, Italy Germany, Auguste Rodin, John Baxter


Best museums in Africa

For black people across the diaspora, coming to Africa can be much more than a vacation. Many see it as a pilgrimage, one of returning to the home of their ancestors, so the normal trappings of the average holiday may not be enough for their journey. Visitors to the African continent are frequently there to experience the arts, letters, and history in a way that may not be required of other vacations. Museums of all stripes act as collectors and aggregators of heritage, and on the African con...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Americas, Atlantic, United States, Egypt, Nelson Mandela, Museums, Cape Town, Ethiopia, Mubarak, Beatles, Mauritius, Lucy, Rwanda, Marrakech


Best architecture in Africa

Africa is big . Fifty-four countries big. Approximately 11.7 million square miles, or 20 percent of Earth’s land area, big. Around 1.3 billion people, 3,000 indigenous groups, and 2,000 languages big. To say nothing of its age, with a human history that began some 200,000 years ago and has since witnessed the rise and fall of countless empires, survived political wars and religious conflicts, experienced colonizations and reclamations of identity. Yet, despite its size and the individual herit...
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Travel’s Big Disruption Came Ahead of Schedule: It Wasn’t the One We Expected

The travel industry has always been an optimistic one, underpinned by the belief that the world is small and international borders are but a minor inconvenience. If you can be on a flight to Mauritius in three hours, booked via an app on your phone, with frequent flyer miles your business travel earned you, why on earth would you stay home?
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What is Holi, how do you celebrate

Whether or not you celebrate Holi, if you live in an area where anyone does, you can spot the festivities from a mile away. Brightly dyed powders shower down on the giddy, tie-dyed revelers throwing them. Spurts of water turn the dusty mess into a muddy one. It’s no surprise that India’s Festival of Colors has caught the eye of the non-Hindu community, with new celebrations popping up around the world every year. Yet there’s more to Holi than engaging friends, family, and strangers in color w...
Tags: Travel, Utah, New York, Berlin, India, United States, New Delhi, Mauritius, Guyana, Jaipur, All, Holi, Krishna, Udaipur, Radha, Holika


Maha Shivaratri Hindu Festival

Friday 21st FebruaryMaha Shivaratri Hindu Festival 49 of the population of Mauritius are Hindus followed by Christians 32 Muslims 17 and Buddhists 0.4.When the sun sets on the day of Maha Shivaratri the celebrations begin with
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Into our 2nd week

Tuesday 18th FebruaryWe are now into our 2nd week here in Mauritius continue to enjoy the hospitality of all of the staff here at the hotel. The room maid beach boys reception waiters and bar men greet us each day or at meal time like we are long
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Sun Sea Seventy

Sunday 16th FebruaryI have spent my birthday in a number of places over the years but back in January last year when David asked me where I would like to spend this milestone birthday I thought of one place I wanted to return too Mauritius.So tod
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A great day at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Friday 14th FebruaryToday we paid a return visit to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.We visited the gardens 10 years ago on our first ever visit to Mauritius and having visited most of the other interesting places on previous trips i.e. tea plantati
Tags: Travel, Mauritius, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens


Fly n Flop in Mauritius

Sunday 9th FebMonday 10th FebWe were unsure what to expect today in view of Storm Ciara that was heading our way.Our taxi was nice and early for our journey to Gatwick airport. The traffic was light so Im guessing people heeded the warnings no
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February 2020 Eye Need to Do’s: Christian Louboutin, Bejart, Barber of Seville and Salon d’Agriculture

Christian Louboutin Exhibit   Christian Louboutin, the man who launched a thousand red soles with his cult footwear, is having his first retrospective. The show is at the Palais de la Porte Dorée in the 12th arrondissement, near where Louboutin grew up. His first design drawings when he was 12 years old were inspired by the museum. In addition to the dozens of his shoe designs displayed, there are exclusive collaborations with director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multi...
Tags: Travel, Paris, New Zealand, David Lynch, Mauritius, Barber, Seville, Versailles, PAUL, Louboutin, Imran Qureshi, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Damiano Michieletto, Frenchlation, Béjart


Malindo Air Crews Quarantined in Zhengzhou China

Malindo Air Crews Quarantined in Zhengzhou China We just saw this update from Malindo Air Official Facebook Page a few hours ago. Malindo Air confirmed that six of their crews have been quarantined in Zhengzhou as there was a passenger from Hubei is suspected with coronavirus. The crews have been quarantined for up to 14 days and please take note that they are quarantined and not yet tested positive. The crews were operating Malindo Air flight from Kuala Lumpur to Zhengzhou on 24...
Tags: Travel, China, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Airlines, Kathmandu, Headline, Mauritius, Wuhan, Mainland China, Hubei, Nanjing, TEHRAN Iran, Langkawi, Langkawi Malaysia, Zhengzhou


Exploring southwest Mauritius

Mauritius is a stunning island country in the Indian Ocean that’s famous for its paradisiacal beaches, lagoons and luxury resorts. Aside from its glorious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Africa, Mauritius, Road Trip, Indian Ocean, Nature Holidays


Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
Tags: All, 2020, 2020 Destinations, 2020 Travel, 2020 Travel Guide, Where To Travel In 2020


Start your New Year with a luxurious halal holiday

With the holiday season here, it also means New Year is shortly following. For most people, if not all, it only seems like yesterday that they were celebrating the New Year of 2019. The year has gone by so fast, and it just shows how busy everyone has been, working and getting on with their […] The post Start your New Year with a luxurious halal holiday appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, Philippines, Middle East, Oman, Resorts, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Regions


10 species saved by conservation

It’s a rare piece of good news when an animal comes back from extinction or sees an improvement in its survivability prospects — that’s why Tuesday’s announcement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) was exceptional. According to a new assessment by the IUCN (the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animals), 10 species, including eight bird species and two freshwater fish species, have seen...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, US, Colombia, Canada, Conservation, New South Wales, Endangered Species, South America, Victoria, South Pacific, Tasmania, North America, Pacific, International Union For Conservation Of Nature, British Columbia


Plane views: Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, situated east of the African continent. Famous as a honeymoon destination, undeniably because of its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Africa, Mauritius, Indian Ocean, Plane Views


EU removes #UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists - Reuters

EU removes UAE, Switzerland, Mauritius from tax haven lists - Reuters:European Union finance ministers agreed to remove the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and Mauritius from the bloc’s lists of countries deemed to be acting as tax havens, a move that activists called a “whitewash”.The 28-nation EU set up a blacklist and a gray list of tax havens in December 2017 after revelations of widespread avoidance schemes used by corporations and wealthy individuals to lower their tax bills.Blacklisted ...
Tags: Travel, Eu, European Union, Mauritius, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, UAE Switzerland Mauritius, United Arab Emirates Switzerland


The nohoneymoon trip to sunny Mauritius

Funny how experiences are different from person to person. And I do not know how to even be honest about my Mauritius experience without sounding like a spoiled brat DBy having said that don't get me wrong Mauritius is a nice destination with beaut
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A piece of paradise at Constance Prince Maurice

“Welcome to Constance Prince Maurice!”, exclaimed the driver as we turned off the main road. I had just arrived in Mauritius and was met by Kamal. He led me to the resort’s limousine and as I stepped in, I found a set of cold towels, bottled water, juices, reading materials and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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