Bank of Mauritius pushed to tap reserves for business lending

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The Bank of Mauritius may be put under pressure to finance businesses directly from its reserves, as the government weighs new legislation to tackle Covid-19.

As countries worldwide entered lockdown, central banks were asked to once again save financial markets by whatever means necessary. While some central banks were granted new powers to buy government debt on the primary market – an action that already places a central bank’s independence under the microscope – Mauritius could go one step

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