Business Brief: Morocco Reaches for Stronger Trade Ties with Russia; Islamic Financing Legislation Inches Forward; and African Development Bank Ups Support – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC July 19, 2017 Even though it’s summer, Morocco’s leaders are still actively promoting stronger economic relations globally. The African Development Bank extends additional support for industrial growth in the Kingdom; and the Chamber of Deputies authorizes expansion of Islamic financial services. Morocco-Russia ties set to increase. Since King Mohammed VI visited with President Vladimir Putin in March 2016, talks aimed at increasing trade between the two ...

Western Sahara – Resolve? and Resolutions? – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley July 19, 2017 It has been ten years, a decade, since Morocco offered an initiative in the Security Council to provide a generous autonomy to the population of Western Sahara.  Ten years is a long time to wait for action, especially for a problem that already has been around for more than four decades. It has been 15 years, a decade and a half, since the Security ...

Oxford Business Group Makes the Case for Morocco’s Membership in ECOWAS – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC July 12, 2017 Last month, the regional economic cooperation body for West Africa, ECOWAS, approved in principle Morocco’s request for membership. This step opens the door to final approval, pending studies to determine the implications of Morocco’s membership. As noted in a number of stories, Morocco’s entry into ECOWAS can only strengthen the organization. The current 15 member bloc would move from 21st to 16th in ...

Morocco Tops North Africa in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Countries for Immigrants” Ranking

Washington, DC, July 11, 2017, Moroccan American Center for Policy (MACP) – Morocco ranked No. 1 in North Africa and second on the continent in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking this week of “Best Countries for Immigrants” – part of its Best Countries survey series. According to the outlet, more than 21,000 people from across the globe assessed 80 countries, and in the immigration aspect of the survey ranked ...

Business Brief: Sources See Positive 2017 Growth in Morocco and Renewable Energy Project in the Headlines – Jean R. AbiNader

Morocco continues to receive positive news about its 2017 economic prospects and gains international attention for its renewable energy projects, internet penetration, and regional economic leadership. Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC July 10, 2017 Working Hard to Succeed. The North Africa Post elaborated on a report on Proshare, an African economic intelligence wire, which noted Morocco’s positive outlook for 2017.  Proshare based its prediction of a 4.3% GDP growth on several ...
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