IMF: Mauritius GDP growth at 3.7%

The International Monetary Fund forecast on Wednesday GDP growth in Mauritius to stand at 3.7 percent, slower than a previous forecast of 4.1 percent.

The Indian Ocean island's finance minister said earlier on Wednesday that growth would be slower than the previously forecast 4 percent.

A lone fisherman manoeuvres his small boat along the East coast of Mauritius near Ile aux Cerfs which has one of the most picturesque and spectacular beaches on the Indian Ocean island. Credit: Reuters

“The growth rate would be around 3.7 percent this year,” IMF mission chief to Mauritius Martin Petri told reporters, adding that inflation would stand at 5 percent. - Reuters