Japanese firms tapping on Mauritius IFC to Step into Africa

The Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA) held a working session with a Japanese delegation led by Mr Yasutoshi NISHIMURA, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Cabinet at the House of Representatives of Japan. Mr NISHIMURA is equally the Secretary General of the Japan-Africa Union. 

The role that Mauritius can play as an internationally recognized Financial Centre of choice for Japanese firms looking at setting footprints in the African continent and the region was thoroughly discussed and explained.  

“The Mauritius IFC is an ideal regional financial and business hub for Japanese investors and finance houses expanding their footprint in Africa and the region.  Japanese firms can set up their Global Headquarters and Treasury Centres in Mauritius.  At the level of the FSPA, we are engaging with a number of new markets, including Japan as part of the market diversification strategy for our financial centre.  To this end, we will be welcoming a delegation of Japanese firms considering the Mauritius IFC early next year as well,” stated the Chief Executive of the FSPA.

Mr Nishimura and the delegation members equally invited the FSPA to collaborate with them in the field of Financial Technology (FinTech), which is fast becoming a prominent segment of major International Financial Centres.