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Morocco will be among Top Economic Performers in Africa in 2017 – Jean R. AbiNader

  Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 10, 2017 J. Peter Pham, Vice President of the Atlantic Council and Director of its Africa Center, recently published a blog on the Center’s assessment of the continent’s economic prospects in 2017. It listed ten countries, both strong and weak performers, and Morocco is one of the stars. What Pham says about Morocco highlights why companies should take the country seriously as they think ...

Business Brief: Moroccan Auto Exports Roll On; Hilton Plans Expansion – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 10, 2017 There was good business news on several fronts, including an uptick in auto exports and increased domestic auto sales; expanded gas and oil drilling activities; growth in the exports of handicrafts; and Hilton making its presence felt in several locations. In general, there are strong indications that the Moroccan economy will continue to grow, despite the haggling over the composition of the new ...

Moroccan Entrepreneurs Garner Recognition and Success – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 5, 2017 At a time when countries in the MENA are struggling to create jobs for increasing numbers of job seekers, the success of entrepreneurs promoting small scale enterprises is worth celebrating! This past month, this happened with great fanfare for Moroccans who have combined business acumen with local resources to generate opportunities for workers with basic skills, mostly women, to make a difference. The ...

Business Brief: Great News for Morocco’s Tourism and Financial Sectors – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 4, 2017 A topsy-turvy economic year ends on positive notes for Morocco, as tourism numbers rebound, positive budget news comes on the back of a projected higher growth rate for 2017, Morocco expands its role in promoting Arab and African trade, and Islamic banking is ready to launch. Passenger and tourism numbers up. According to Abderrafie Zouitene, director of the Moroccan National Tourism Office, annual ...

In Advance of International Migrants Day, Morocco Renews Commitment to Integration – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott December 14, 2016 This year, Morocco preempted International Migrants Day – observed every December 18 to promote the protection of migrants worldwide – with an announcement launching the second phase of its campaign to regularize illegal immigrants. To recall, Morocco adopted a new immigration policy providing protections for migrants and asylum seekers in November 2013, becoming the first country in the Arab world to develop such a ...
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