Morocco

January 7, 2004

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Morocco received approximately 3.23 million tourists in the first ten months of 2003, a three percent drop compared to the same period last year. The cities of Agadir and Tangiers were the only destin

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Morocco’s Hassan II Fund for Economic and Social Development contributed $14 million in funding to industrial projects over the course of 2003, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  Suppor

January 6, 2004

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A Moroccan prisoner of war (POW), released last October from the prison of Polisario movement, has recently married his fiancée who waited him during

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US President Bush asserted Monday that America sanctions against Libya will remain intact despite recent "positive developments" in the country. Bush explained that he was adhering to a declaration of

January 4, 2004

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Morocco’s telecom regulator ANRT will try a second time to liberalize the nation’s fixed line sector by announcing a timetable for a new license in the first quarter of 2004, said a spokesperson from

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The Kuwait Food Company (Americana) will compete against five other investors in a tender to acquire a 43 percent stake in the Egyptian Starch and Glucose Company, part of the Food Industries Holding

January 1, 2004

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Morocco has banned the import of the US meat and its derivatives as soon as the first case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), known as the mad

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The National Democratic Rally (RND) won 17 out of 46 seats at the senatorial elections meant to renew half of the Nation Council's members, the Interi

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Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Thursday that the United States had been sending positive signals over its relations with Teh

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The Chinese government has extended a €3.8 million dollar loan to Morocco to help finance public works projects in the Arab state. In addition to the loan, China presented the Moroccan government with

December 28, 2003

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Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah received on Sunday Moroccan Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Eissa.

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Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh is heading for the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Sunday to attend the tripartite summit that is scheduled t

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Morocco’s unemployment rate reached 11.2 percent in the second half of 2003, with over one million people without work, according to the Minister of Labor Mustapha Mansouri. These figures represent a

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The American International Group (AIG)’s African Infrastructure Fund has acquired a 36.4 percent stake in Moroccan fertilizer importer Gharaf Corporation for approximately $10 million.  According to G

December 25, 2003

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The number of unemployed in Morocco was estimated at over one million and unemployment rate in the kingdom amounted to 11.2 percent in the second half