> Alfred Mignot, journalist from AfricaPresse.Paris, interviews SEM's Chief Executive, Sunil Benimadhu, at Paris-Europlace Forum, a Conference which brings together financial professionals across Europe

The Paris-Europlace Forum brought together many personalities like Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of Economy and Finance, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, President of Société Générale, Ambroise Fayolle, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) or Jean Lemierre, Chairman of BNP Paribas. Likewise, the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, received more than 200 financial actors invited for the event, during a dinner organized in Matignon on the evening of Wednesday, July 11, on the sidelines of the forum.


The Paris Europlace Forum brought together nearly 2,500 guests at the Pavillon d'Armenonville on July 11th and 12th. African panelists have returned to strengthening financial systems to attract European investors to the continent, who are still prone to a relative overestimate of risks.


> REGISTER BY 29th June 2018 - Exclusive 1-Day Practical Workshop on BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY hosted by SEM and delivered by inaugural Chairperson of the South Africa Financial Blockchain Consortium



The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) is holding an exclusive 1-Day practical workshop on "BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: Introducing new market perspectives for financial markets practitioners". This Full-Day technical workshop focuses on the practical aspects of using Blockchain technology based on real companies operating in the Blockchain space, and has been designed for financial market practitioners namely, asset managers, brokers, bankers, regulators, analysts,accountants, lawyers and management companies .


The workshop's instructor is Farzam Ehsani, CEO and Co-Founder of VALR, a digital asset platform that bridges the traditional financial system with the new world of cryptocurrencies. Farzam was previously the Blockchain Lead at FirstRand Bank in South Africa, and the inaugural Chairperson of the South Africa Financial Blockchain Consortium (CV attached).


This workshop will be held on Friday 27th of July 2018 between 9.00 a.m to 5.30 p.m, at Hennessy Park Hotel, Ebene. The fee for the course is Rs 18,000 per participant, comprising registration, tuition, printed course materials and certificate, lunch and coffee breaks. The workshop is MQA Approved.


The "MQA Form" coupled with the "Certificate of Attendance", both being for the purpose of HRDC Refund, will be e-mailed to you, following the workshop. In order to ensure a high-quality and interactive course, the number of participants will be limited and registrations will be done on a first-come-first-served basis, closing on Friday 29th June 2018.


You are kindly invited to register for this workshop by contacting Mrs. Kathleen Vivien on the following e-mail address: kathleen.vivien@sem.intnet.mu. Please find below the following key files for registration:




> Launching of mySEM Mobile Application - mySEM is available for free download on PlayStore for Android users and App Store for iOS users for mobile devices.


mySEM mobile app aims at  empowering  local and foreign investors to follow the market in real-time,  seize market opportunities and trade  in real-time.  mySEM  provides investors  seamless access to a wide variety of key listed company data in real time, including company specific order books, highs and lows, five best bids and five best asks, and other relevant company-specific data. The mySEM mobile app also allows investors to have online access to their CDS accounts to monitor their account activity  and account status. In addition to mobile devices, the mySEM application also runs on desktop and web platforms and can be accessed using any browser.


> Extension of Trading Hours on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) as from 12 June 2018, enabling investors in different time zones to have extended real-time access to SEM's platform.

This extension of trading hours will enable foreign investors in different time zones to have extended real-time access to our platform, improve their trading opportunities  and potentially enhance liquidity. It also constitutes an important step towards creating the conducive environment for full day trading in the near future, in line with the practice in developed markets.


> SEM hosts a Green Bonds Capacity Building Programme on 09 and 10 May 2018, in the global context of the Green Economy Forum


This event is being organised in partnership with the United Nations Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) and the UNEP Finance Initiative, under the patronage of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development and the Ministry of Financial Services & Good Governance. The capacity building workshops, to be held on 09th and 10th May will be delivered by the SEM’s partners: Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, Climate Bonds Initiative and Center for International Climate Research (Cicero).


A first meeting was organised by the SEM in February 2018 between the representatives of these organizations and key industry players to develop the content of the workshops. It is expected that these workshops, which will be delivered in May, and which target all potential players in the green bonds ecosystem, i.e on the issuer, investor and intermediary sides, will raise awareness and interest and help to put in place the building blocks for a green bonds ecosystem in Mauritius. 


Climate change has become one of the greatest developmental challenges of our time, and Mauritius, being a small island developing state, is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. However, climate action and the move towards a low-carbon development path through greater utilisation of renewable sources of energy requires a lot of capital investment. Achieving our targets in this context will require new and innovative forms of finance and investment.


As a Stock Exchange, leveraging on its pivotal role at the heart of the Mauritian economy, the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) has taken the initiative to bring together issuers and investors to spearhead the development of a local Green Bonds market. - Since 2015, the SEM has taken a leading role in creating a more sustainable capital market and  promoting corporate sustainability, good governance and responsible investment by introducing a sustainability index – SEMSI. SEMSI is today an important index with 13 constituent companies (One new company intending to join soon) and a total market capitalization of MUR 138.4 Bn. In 2015, the SEM also stepped up its commitment to promoting sustainability by becoming a Partner Exchange of the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative. Through this Green Bonds market, the SEM is seeking to gradually open up one avenue to mobilize investments into green and sustainable development projects that address climate change. The Green Bonds market will enable public and private sector issuers to issue and list Green Bonds on the SEM to raise capital for their “green” projects.


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