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 ...

The Ongoing Debate over Judicial Reform in Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott December 1, 2017 When Morocco adopted a new Constitution in July 2011, consolidating more than a decade of reform, the Kingdom made a promise to its citizens to establish a constitutional monarchy with separation of powers. Though much of the text – and a large part of the reform work since then – focused on giving increased powers to the government and the Parliament, the Constitution also ...

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 ...

The Wheel of Misfortune – Russia Takes Advantage of US Lethargy in North Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 20, 2017 Those who follow US policy in the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly concerned with a lack of a robust or consistent American presence in the region outside of support for Israel and mixed messages on Syria and Iraq. Arab governments initially were pleased that the Trump Administration took a high profile on pursuing a Middle East peace settlement, inserting itself into the ...
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