CNN’s Future Finance profiles rising financial capitals of the future, beginning with Morocco’s Casablanca Finance City. Since its inception four years ago, Casablanca Finance City has attracted over 100 companies including BNP Paribas, AIG, Clifford Chance, Silk Invest and Boston Consulting Group:
Mention Morocco and most would first think of the exotic markets of Marrakech, the desert dotted with ancient kasbahs and, of course, the classic 1942 wartime film “Casablanca.”
But Casablanca, the main port city of Morocco, is among the places being tipped by experts as emerging future global financial centers.
As the gateway between Europe and Africa, Casablanca aims to take advantage of its geographical position and also act as a hub for North, West and Central Africa, said Hicham Zegrary, director of the Casablanca Finance City Authority (CFCA)…[Full Story]