Oxford Business Group (OBG) Surveys Business Leaders in Morocco, Notes Optimism

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 27, 2017 One of the lead articles in an upcoming OBG report on Morocco is an interview with Mohamed Boussaid, the Minister of Finance and Economy. He shed light on the country’s ambitious goals for the next year and outlined what he believes are the most daunting challenges ahead. In the exclusive interview, Boussaid noted five limitations that “block the path to better performance,” which are: ...

Business Brief: Forbes Magazine Rates Morocco Best for Investments in Region; Good Economic News; Country Planning World-Class Construction Trade Show in the Spring; and IMF Calls for More Attention to Reforms – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 22, 2017 Morocco ranked best in region in Forbes Best Countries for Business, coming in 55th among 153 countries in the study. The 15 criteria for the rankings are: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape, and investor protection, as reported in Yabiladi. According to the analysis, “Morocco has capitalized on ...

Moroccan Entrepreneurs Get a Boost and Tourism and Auto Sectors Note Growth. More Investments Announced in Renewable Energy and Mining As New Report Notes Growing Demand in the Digital Economy. – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 18, 2017 CGEM represents Morocco in entrepreneurs showcase in Paris. On the theme “Africa – Land of Entrepreneurs,” the event focused on entrepreneurs who want to build businesses in Morocco to contribute to pan-African development. Participation was a joint effort by CGEM, the leading business association in Morocco, and the Moroccan Entrepreneurs Association (MEM). The goal is to build synergy between entrepreneurs abroad and their peers ...

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 ...
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