Business Briefs: Moroccan Design Show Impresses American Designers; Offshore Exploration Moves Forward; China; Morocco Trade Week in Casablanca Builds Solid Deals; Boeing Gets 787 Order from RAM; and ADNOC and OCP Ink Deal – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC January 3, 2018 Moroccan designers garner accolades from their American counterparts at the fifth annual Min Yadina trade show that highlights the country’s artisanal home décor and crafts. In an article in Home Accents Today, a number of them commented on the quality and diversity of Moroccan artistry. The show is held under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI in collaboration with the Federation of Artisan ...

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 ...

On International Migrant’s Day, A Look at the Moroccan Approach – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott December 18, 2017 The 2017 edition of International Migrant’s Day – observed every December 18 to promote the protection of migrants worldwide – is dedicated to “Safe Migration in a World on the Move” and the theme could not be more relevant given the stream of migration tragedies that occur daily around the globe, particularly around the Mediterranean crossings to Europe. Morocco has not been immune to ...

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 ...
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