Business Brief: Morocco Shines in OZY.com Spotlight; Positive Business News Supports Economic Progress; and OCP and IBM Launch Joint Venture to Manage the Digital Age – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 6, 2017 Social media source likes Morocco. A recent article highlighting Morocco was featured on OZY.com, a social media platform focusing on emerging trends worldwide in news, culture, and entertainment. In November and December they are “providing a spotlight” on five countries, and Morocco was chosen, noting that “It’s a pivotal time for this North African kingdom — while others in the region have experimented with ...

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 ...

Business Brief: Morocco Tops List of African Countries Investing in Climate Projects, Issues with Morocco’s ECOWAS Bid Featured, and Morocco’s Role in China’s “One Belt, One Road” Strategy is Examined for Long-term Implications – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 27, 2017 At COP 23, Morocco was highlighted as the first among MENA countries in attracting funding for climate projects. According to a story in Morocco World News, the study was prepared by the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM) and presented at the global climate change conference in Bonn, COP 23. Looking at investment flows in the region from 2013 to 2016, Morocco garnered 20% of ...

Good Economic News Across Multiple Sectors, While Government’s 2018 Budget Has Important Business-related Provisions – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 17, 2017 As the fiscal year-end approaches, Morocco is registering strong growth across a number of sectors. In the film industry, the Financial Times reported that “Last year the country earned an estimated €33m from foreign film and television productions.” The country’s unique geography enables it to replicate almost any Middle East location, and its skilled technicians, business friendly permit system, and low prices continue to ...

Good Economic News Across Multiple Sectors, While Government’s 2018 Budget Has Important Business-related Provisions – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 16, 2017 As the fiscal year-end approaches, Morocco is registering strong growth across a number of sectors. In the film industry, the Financial Times reported that “Last year the country earned an estimated €33m from foreign film and television productions.” The country’s unique geography enables it to replicate almost any Middle East location, and its skilled technicians, business friendly permit system, and low prices continue to ...
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