Morocco

October 18, 2000

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In addition to accelerating aggregate economic growth, equitable distribution of Moroccan wealth is key to achieving social harmony and tranquility. Unemployment approaches 20 percent and roughly 70 p

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Assessments released back in January revealed that Morocco's economy had expanded by merely 0.2 percent in 1999, compared to 6.5 percent in 1998. In response to this news, the government unleashed a p

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Political liberalization has been the general theme characterizing King Muhammad’s first year in power. Last November, the King introduced reforms designed to end disturbances in the Western Sahara re

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Indicators:  1998  1999  2000e  GDP (US$bn)  36.12  39.12  38.8  GDP per capita (US$)  1.249  1.277  1,361  GDP real growth rate (%)  6.5  0.2  1.0  Consumer price inflation (%)  2.7  1.1  2.2  Total

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A severe drought in Morocco for a second consecutive year has prompted authorities to restrict irrigation. “Despite the drought, Morocco has enough water reserves to ensure drinking and water supply e

October 8, 2000

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Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans demonstrated in Rabat, burning Israeli flags and denouncing the \"war of extermination\" against the Palestinians.

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The Moroccan army was holding on Sunday a French television crew which was filming a program about Morocco's notorious former prison camp at Tazmamart

October 4, 2000

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Rapid evolution of the Internet and new information technologies have left Moroccan banks struggling to cope as they desperately adjust their working methods for survival in the new challenging and co

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The Moroccan State Oil Company, the Office National de Recherches et d'Exploitations Petrolieres (ONAREP), has announced it will start taking bids for oil drilling operations in offshore areas.

October 3, 2000

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Rapid evolution of the Internet and new information technologies have left Moroccan banks struggling to cope. A number of them have began making their first strides in this direction.

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<b>Date:</b> Oct 02 – Oct 03, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Hôtel Royal Mansour, Casablanca, Morocco <b>Specifics:</b> Le change comptant et le change à terme; Les swaps de change; Les options de change

October 2, 2000

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Morocco has announced a package of measures designed to spur foreign investment by removing some of the bureaucratic red tape that keeps it away. The government will initiate fiscal reforms based on t

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Four major banks in Morocco have set up a $2 million firm that will serve as a platform for shopping on the Internet.The Banque Populaire, BMCI, Credit du Maroc and the Societe Generale des Banques ha

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<b>Date:</b> Sept 25 – Oct 02, 2000 <b>Location:</b> International Trade Center, Casablanca, Morocco <b>Specifics:</b> Les exposants du Salon représenteront tous les secteurs de l'industrie et du

October 1, 2000

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The Moroccan Agricultural Exporters Association has recently announced that over the past four years it had incurred $1.3 billion losses on the European Union’s markets, reported <I>Al-Hayat</I> daily