Posts Tagged ‘CGEM’

When Is the Right Time for Maghreb Integration?

Report from private sector offers recommendations Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC September 3, 2014 One of my initial reactions to the US-African Leaders Summit was noticing the seeming lack of integration between North and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) when it came to the initiatives announced by President Obama. At a time when foreign assistance resources are declining globally and the lack of African cross-border trade and investment remains limited, there seems to ...

From Promises to Partnerships to Projects to Results – Jean R. AbiNader

. * US-Africa Leaders Summit opens business forum to promote opportunities, collaboration *   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 7, 2014 Spending time with members of the Moroccan delegation to the US-Africa Leaders Summit, which included a high-level business forum on Tuesday, one gets the feeling that, regardless of what the US is able to do to re-establish its leadership in Africa, Morocco is committed to moving ahead with its ...

Growing Investment Opportunities in Morocco: Strength Behind the Numbers – Jean AbiNader

  *Morocco continues to build eco-system bona fides for regional leadership*   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC March 20,  2014 After the US-Morocco Business Development Conference (BDC) held last week in Rabat, news stories continue to confirm that Morocco, and particularly Casablanca, are rising stars in Africa as an investment destination and platform for regional business development. The most emphatic indicator is the ranking of Casablanca on the Global Financial Centres ...

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Morocco King Drives Regional Economic Integration with Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

. * Morocco, Mali sign 17 different bilateral cooperation agreements to strengthen economic, development ties * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC February 20, 2014 Even before the publication of a 2008 landmark study by the Peterson Institute identifying the benefits of regional economic integration in the Maghreb, international organizations and experts were expressing concerns that cross-border politics were depriving the area of much needed incentives to intra-regional trade. This past ...

Catching Up With Morocco’s Future – Jean R. AbiNader

Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC November 11, 2013 My agenda included economic and social development issues, reform and regionalization, relations in the region, human rights, and any new developments on Morocco’s progress on advancing the Western Sahara conflict resolution. Covering so many topics in a week was itself a challenge but thankfully, with a little help from logistics mavens, I visited Casablanca, Rabat, and Dakhla for five solid days of meetings ...
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