Business Briefs: Moroccan Agricultural Sector Lauded; New Investments Push Packaging, Finance, Aerospace, and Energy Sectors; While Kosmos Puts Its Project on Hold – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader February 14, 2018 Why Agriculture is a key sector in Moroccan economy was detailed in an article in the North Africa Post. It reviewed a report in the Euro Med Invest Business Guide that pointed out that despite the variances in rain that result in swings of up to 5-8% of GDP a year, the country is investing in long-term solutions to add value to the sector. ...

Twenty Years of Morocco’s Development: 1997-2017 — Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.)

Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel (ret.) January 4, 2018 Twenty years ago this month, I arrived in Morocco as the new US Ambassador. Arriving at the end of Ramadan, I was able to immediately feel the warmth and character of the country, and it was the beginning of a close-up view of the changes going on in Morocco. During my first meeting with King Hassan II, shortly after my arrival, he ...

Business Brief: Tangier-Med Port Leader in the Region; Chinese Electric Cars are Coming; Portugal and Morocco Ink New Agreements; Mixed Economic News on Equitable Growth

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 14, 2017 Tangier-Med Port remains leader in the region despite competition. The strategic vision behind the port, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, has always been firmly fixed on its becoming the best and largest Mediterranean port as it expands to meet growing demand. Despite somewhat limited attempts by its neighbors to duplicate Morocco’s success, they are hampered by key advantages that support Tangier-Med, ...

Morocco Energy Update – David S. Bloom

David S. Bloom December 14, 2017 Morocco has made several headlines this week, not surprising given its longstanding push towards energy independence and its global leadership in renewable energy development. First up is US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) chief Scott Pruitt, who is in Morocco this week to discuss several energy issues with his Moroccan counterparts. The visit is officially to follow up on the Environmental Work Plan that was ...

Business Brief: Bombardier Grabs Headlines with Expansion Plans, Strong Financial and Investment News in the Business Sector – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 30, 2017 Bombardier, the giant Canadian conglomerate, is well known by its sleek, high performance, low-cost aircraft. But in Morocco, it is much more. The company’s presence in Morocco dates to 2011, and since then it has become a major provider of transport services in the railway sector. It is now planning to triple its investments in Morocco, constructing a new plant for the headquarters of ...
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