Secretary Pritzker and Three PAGE Ambassadors to Attend Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakech, Morocco [US Department of Commerce]

A release from the Department of Commerce: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place November 19-21 in Marrakech, Morocco to demonstrate the U.S. government’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship around the world. On November 19, her activities will focus specifically on Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. This year’s summit marks the fifth annual gathering of entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, ...

Vice President Joe Biden to Lead US Delegation to Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh, White House [Maghreb Arab Press]

Vice President Joe Biden will visit Morocco as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit delegation: US Vice President Joe Biden will lead the American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit slated in Marrakesh on Nov. 19-21, the White House announced on Monday. US president Barack Obama has announced the holding of this forum in Morocco, the first of its kind in the African continent, during his speech at the US ...

Morocco Showed Economic Stability Amid Arab Spring Turmoil: World Bank [Business Standard]

Morocco’s economic stability and development gets praised by World Bank official: Morocco has very important economic assets, mainly its institutional and economic stability, World Bank Managing Director for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Bertrand Badre has said. Morocco showed great institutional and economic stability amid the turmoil that has been going on over the past few year regionally, with what is called the Arab Spring, and internationally with the global ...

Major Moroccan Banks, BMCE, BCP, Plan Islamic Offshoots – Sources [Reuters]

Morocco looks set to take advantage of a rising star in the world of finance, which could make a big impact in local investment: Two of Morocco’s biggest banks, BMCE (BMCE.CS) and BCP (BCP.CS) are preparing to launch Islamic subsidiaries as the Moroccan parliament discusses a bill regulating Islamic banks and sukuk issues, banking sources said. Parliament’s approval will be the last step before fully-fledged Islamic banks can be established ...

Morocco Matches Skills and Growth Sectors [The Africa Report]

Morocco is bringing the private and public sector together to promote employable skills and job growth in promising industries: On the afternoon of 11 September, not far away from Mohamed V airport in Casablanca, the Institut Spécialisé des Métiers de l’Aéronautique et de la Logistique Aéroportuaire (ISMALA) has an unusual buzz. Students wearing their dark-blue overalls are conscientiously working on different pieces of aircraft, drilling, nailing and folding materials, making ...
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