Business Brief: Popularity of Argan Oil Spurs International Competition; High-speed Train on Schedule; and Economic Indicators Improving – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 5, 2017 Growing demand for argan oil has spawned competitors to Morocco’s industry; latest report shows progress of high-speed train construction is on track, while the latest economic news is largely favorable for Morocco’s economic growth. Argan market continues expansion as international competition increases. According to Grand View Research, as reported in the Digital Journal, the argan oil market exceeded 1300 million tons in 2016. ...

Business Brief: Morocco to Host Continental Exhibition, Participate in African Conference on Knowledge Sharing; Young Inventors Garner Awards; Morocco’s FDI Role in Côte d’Ivoire Highlighted – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 31, 2017 As another example of Morocco’s commitment to the continent, it is hosting the first ever “Invest Africa Expo” this year. An important conference focusing on young African economists and their roles in economic development debuts in the fall. Moroccan inventors demonstrate their competence and win international awards. “Invest Africa Expo” launches in Casablanca. 50 African countries are slated to participate in the first “Invest Africa ...

Business Brief: More International Events Slated for Morocco; Country has Become Top New Hotel Location in the Region; and International Festival Promotes Pursuit of Peace – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 25, 2017 Several international meetings will be held in Morocco, including a symposium on regenerative medicine, a regional conference on job creation in the Arab world, and the China-Africa Investment Forum. Three new universities will open in the fall, and Morocco continues to be a very popular destination for new hotels to serve increased tourism and business visits. A symposium on stem cell research. The Global ...

King Mohammed VI Marks Commitment to Africa in National Address – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 21, 2017 August 20 is the day Morocco marks Revolution of the King and People Day, commemorating the 1953 exile by the French colonial authorities of King Mohammed VI’s grandfather, King Mohammed V. The exile is considered the beginning of the modern independence struggle that was successful in restoring Moroccan independence in 1956. The King chose to focus in this year’s speech on Morocco’s history ...

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