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Why the King Continues His Call for Reform, Accountability, Adaptability, and Progress in Educating Youth – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 18, 2017 The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, has a problem: during the past year he has made remarkable speeches calling for a renewed spirit of dedication to public service by government officials at all levels; and he has redoubled efforts to improve social services, particularly those preparing young people for the world’s competitive marketplace.  Yet, the feedback he is hearing from his people is ...

King Mohammed VI Calls for New Development Model

Urges rapid implementation of Regionalization to support “bold” initiatives Washington, DC, October 17, 2017 (MACP) – In his speech at the opening session of Parliament this week, King Mohammed VI called for reconsideration of Morocco’s development model “in order to keep abreast of changes in the country.” The King noted that, “Although Morocco has made tangible progress, which is recognized throughout the world, we have to admit that our national ...

Biz Brief: Morocco Scores High in Africa’s Insurance Market; Morocco Energy to Light Up Africa; GE Senior Official Talks about Morocco; and Moroccan Logistics Company Expands Its Reach – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 18, 2017 Morocco’s insurance sector expands. In terms of overall performance in Africa, Moroccan companies take second in the volume of premiums issues. Nationally, Wafa Assurance is first in terms of market share. According to the latest report from Morocco’s Insurance and Social Insurance Supervisory Authority, a Moroccan, in 2016, spent an average of $102.30 a year for insurance, which breaks down into $41.90 for ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech at Parliament Opening

On October 13, 2017, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI addressed the following speech before the members of the Parliament’s two houses (the House of Representatives and the House of Advisors), at the opening of the first session of the second legislative year of the tenth legislature: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished Members of Parliament, It is ...

On Business in Morocco: French Publication Offers Up its Assessment of Opportunities in Morocco and the Maghreb – Good Advice for Any Business – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 11, 2017 The Affiches Parisiennes Journal of Law and Legal Information, which provides information to Francophone accounting and financial services professionals, recently produced an overview of what their profession needs to know about the Maghreb in order to serve their business clients more effectively. It has insights that are worth noting by anyone interested in doing business in the region, and particularly Morocco. As a ...
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