Morocco’s Leadership in Agriculture Begins in Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 27, 2017 With the reality that Africa will increase its food imports bill from $35 billion to $110 billion by 2025, improving agriculture, building an agri-business sector, and upgrading the overall sector are keys to alleviating poverty, creating new sources of wealth, and maximizing the value of African natural resources. According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, food production must double by 2050 in order ...

Morocco’s Economy Shows Resilience and Growth in Key Sectors: IT, Agri-business, and Telecoms Lead the Way – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 25, 2017 Inflation in check, as the rate in Morocco rose in September to 0.4% year-on-year from 0.3% the previous month. Reuters reported that on a month-on-month basis, the consumer price index rose to 0.8 percent in September, while the annual price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages fell to 0.7%, with non-food prices up 1.3% in September, year-on-year. Growing e-commerce is part of the ...

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 ...

Morocco keeps its World Cup dreams alive with a 3-0 win over Gabon – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott October 10, 2017 Morocco’s national soccer team, the Atlas Lions, moved to the top of Group C with a 3-0 win over Gabon on Saturday, coming one step closer to achieving its World Cup dreams for the first time since 1998. After missing a golden opportunity to claim the top of the table from Ivory Coast after the last match – a draw with Mali after Gabon’s ...

Business Blog: Update on Clean Energy Projects in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC October 10, 2017 As part of the country’s national energy strategy, Morocco has initiated several high profile solar powered desalination projects and is meeting its targets for installing renewable energy in place of expensive oil and gas imports. Its clean energy strategy is diversified, drawing on solar, wind, and hydroelectric projects to make the goal of 52% of the national energy needs by 2030 within sight. ...
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