Government Moves to Add Funding for SMEs and Start-ups, Moroccan Business Delegations Travel across Africa, as Moody’s Praises Banking Sector – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 9, 2017 SMEs worldwide have gained a reputation for being job creators. To take advantage of the energies that SMEs bring to the marketplace, and to enhance the environment for startups to become strong SMEs, Morocco has joined with the World Bank to launch the “Innov Invest Fund.” Initiated with $73 million in funds, it is tasked with seeding early stage companies and innovative SMEs. The ...

Western Sahara: 42 and Counting – Time to Make a DEAL! – Robert M. Holley

Robert M. Holley November 8, 2017 This week marks the 42nd anniversary of King Hassan II’s famous Green March into the Moroccan Sahara to reassert Morocco’s historical sovereignty over the region. An event in which several hundred thousand Moroccans, led by their King, calmly marched through lines of armed Spanish colonial soldiers carry nothing but their flags, their faith, their patriotism, their children and the Koran. Shortly after, Spain withdrew ...

On 42nd Anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI Steadfast on Autonomy for the Western Sahara

Washington, DC, November 7, 2017 (MACP) — In a speech delivered yesterday commemorating the 42nd Anniversary of the Green March, King Mohammed VI stressed Morocco’s commitment to implementing the Autonomy Initiative in the Western Sahara, a compromise political solution advocated by the US and other UN Security Council members. The King reiterated Morocco’s continued engagement with the United Nations process, but emphasized that that the Kingdom will adhere to its ...

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 42nd Anniversary of Green March

On November 6, 2017, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered his annual speech marking the anniversary of the Green March, as follows: “Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today, we are proudly celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the Green March. And in a few weeks, we will be commemorating the 60th anniversary of the speech delivered at M’hamid al-Ghizlan ...

Morocco Gets High Marks from KPMG Senior Officer, While Finance Minister Boussaid Raises Concerns with Uneven Development – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 3, 2017 Morocco’s business environment was the factor addressed in an interview with Fouad Lahgazi, CEO and Senior Partner of KPMG (Morocco). He spoke to The New Economy about the ongoing evolution of Morocco’s investment and business climate and why stability is such an important factor in the country’s development. While enumerating the many positive conditions that attract business to the country, he pointed specifically to ...
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