Morocco

September 17, 2000

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI starts his first official visit to Spain on Monday, when he is scheduled to sign several economic accords.

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The oil find announced in Morocco last month will provide a tremendous boost to the economy of this North African nation, which imports all its energy, a bank analysis says.

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Spanish fishermen have threatened to block Moroccan products crossing Spanish territory to European markets in protest at Morocco's refusal to renew a fisheries agreement with the European Union.

September 16, 2000

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The center party, National Rally of Independents (RNI), topped the elections, held Friday in Morocco to renew one third of the Chamber of Councilors,

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Meningitis made an appearance at Casablanca, Morocco, killing two 7-year-old children this week, Morocco's official news agency (MAP) reported Saturda

September 15, 2000

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A report recently made public by the Moroccan Bureau of Statistics has shown that the rate of unemployment in the country reached 13.2 percent in the second quarter of 2000.

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Morocco has decided to postpone until late 2001 the privatization of the national carrier Royal Air Maroc, until after a restructuring program to make the company attractive to investors.

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The giant US Mars Group has decided to do away with agents and manage its own brands. through a new branch, Master Food Morocco. "The move is dictated by the growing importance of the Moroccan market,

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The Moroccan General Contracting Association has reported that the domestic automobile market had recovered by eight percent during the first half of 2000.

September 14, 2000

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Albawaba  RABAT  A plan to integrate women into Morocco's social and economic life and drag the country into the 21st century has ground to a halt bec

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Forty-four Moroccans trying to reach Spain aboard three ships have been arrested off the country's northeastern coast.

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The current hike in world oil prices has sharply increased Morocco's energy bill.The bill will reach almost 13 billion Dirhams ($1.3 billion) this year against 8.7 billion Dirhams ($870 million) last

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The Miami-based Atento is to open an $8 million internet-based call center in Tangier in November. The first was opened in Casablanca earlier this year, and a third center is to open in Tetouan by 200

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The Moroccan stock market seems unable to regain grounds, as Wednesday's session ended slightly lower—having lost all of its previous day's earnings.

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Some 1.4 million Moroccans own mobile phones, according to official sources, and the figure is expected to rise to 5 million by the end of 2002. The private mobile phone operator, Meditel, last week a