Mauritius Stocks Gain Most in 5 Weeks, Led by Mauritius Leasing

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Mauritius’s stock gauge rose the most in more than five weeks, led by Mauritius Leasing Co. Ltd.

The 38-member SEMDEX index advanced 0.4 percent, its biggest intraday rise since Feb. 15, to 1,767.13 by 10:26 a.m., in Port Louis, the capital.

Mauritius Leasing gained for a fourth consecutive day, rising 19 percent to 10.60 rupees, its highest intraday level since May 2004. The stock has surged almost 32 percent this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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