Business Brief: Tourism Up; Gas Exploration Up; Agadir Port Growing. What else are Moroccans doing right? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 14, 2017 Morocco continues to see a rebound in tourism numbers this year, and expectations are that new markets in Asia will drive demand even further. Plans are unveiled for an expansion of Agadir Port, testifying to its growth from a regional fishing hub to a major tourism destination. Sound Energy looks to intensify its gas drilling operations and is optimistic. And finally, Morocco has ...

Business Brief: More Reporting on Morocco’s Regional and Global Standing – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 8, 2017 The United Nations and World Bank published reports that looked at global growth and projections for economic performance in the coming years. Bright spots for Morocco include progress in retooling its economy while still facing challenges in job creation, reducing urban sprawl, and enhancing overall economic performance going forward. World Bank looks to Morocco to continue growth. Based on its continuing analysis and ...

What to do with the Arab Maghreb Union? – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 7, 2017 In a previous blog, I focused on King Mohammed VI’s lament regarding the failure of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), speaking to the African Heads of State meeting in January, when Morocco joined the African Union after an absence of 33 years. He raised it as a reason for Morocco’s emphasis on building relations with sub-Saharan Africa. Now, a recent piece from the ...

Business Brief: Morocco Sets Social Housing Goals, and Fez Prepares for the Annual Amazigh Festival – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 2, 2017 The Moroccan government updated its housing target to meet rising demand due to its growing population and growth of urban areas. The 13th annual Amazigh Festival is getting ready to display the rich culture of the Amazigh in the region. Additionally, Moroccan monthly industrial production rises while a Moroccan garners top entrepreneur honors in the region. Severe Housing Need to be Addressed. The ...

Business Brief: Morocco Moves Ahead in Private Aviation Market while Renewable Energy Sector Gets Plaudits – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 31, 2017 Keen to build on its reputation as a center for aeronautics, Morocco will host a major regional meeting bringing together a number of local and international aviation companies. The country also continues to build on its reputation as a global leader across a number of renewable energy sectors. On the human development side of the ledger, African migrants are finding opportunities in Morocco, ...
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