Business Review: Arab Finance Institutions in Morocco, Bilateral Investments with Rwanda, Morocco Agriculture in the Spotlight, and More Tourism Kudos – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC April 20, 2017 While the World Bank Group prepares for its spring meetings in Washington, DC, leaders of Arab financial institutions are meeting in Morocco. Morocco’s annual Agricultural Fair is scheduled for the end of this month. And if you’re in the mood for a vacation without your laptop, don’t miss these eight reasons to go to Morocco. Arab Finance Community Discusses Steps to Support Economic ...

Ambitious Polytechnic University is Latest Step for First-Class Higher Ed in Morocco – Jean AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 19, 2017 Morocco’s higher education system is getting more sophisticated in addressing the need to create R&D facilities, as well as to link education to the global economy. Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, which King Mohammed VI inaugurated last week, is an integral part of this educational development and is the spearhead for building a comprehensive knowledge economy in the country. Located between Marrakech and Settat, ...

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 ...

Business Brief: Morocco Continues Economic Diplomacy in Africa, Enjoys Increase in International Partners and Recognition – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 7, 2016 The ambitious bilateral agreement to extend a gas distribution pipeline up the West Coast of Africa, announced during King Mohammed VI’s recent trip to Nigeria, captured world headlines. The pipeline will  , potentially affect more than nine additional countries on its way to Morocco. Other major deals were signed as well, including one focusing on the Nigerian agricultural sector. In Morocco, three major ...

From These Roots: Olive Trees Promise Brighter Future in Morocco – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 5, 2016 In the first Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact with Morocco that ended in 2013, more than $19m was allocated to planting and improving fruit trees. The agricultural portion included three efforts related to fruit trees: improving the use of scarce water resources through better irrigation and watering techniques; increasing the number of new plantings of olive and almond tree; and improving the production ...
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