Morocco

September 20, 2000

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Spain and Morocco signed two new deals Tuesday on economic investment and debt relief, during a visit of Moroccan King Mohammed VI, the economics ministry announced.

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Morocco's major state-owned banking group, Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP), on Monday, Sept. 18, announced a program to develop e-commerce.

September 19, 2000

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The World Wildlife Fund warned of major ecological threats in several Mediterranean countries and called on the European Union to help avert an enviro

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Spain's King Juan Carlos appeals to Morocco to find a solution to its conflict with separatists in the Western Sahara during a visit by Moroccan King

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Morocco is considering measures to stabilize fuel prices on the domestic market after the hike in world oil prices.

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Italy has extended Morocco a 30 billion-lira loan to finance development and back programs helpful to small and medium-sized enterprises. (US$1=ITL2,200)

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Italy has extended Morocco a 30 billion-lira loan to finance development and back programs helpful to small and medium-sized enterprises. (US$1=ITL2,200)

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Sources at the Casablanca stock exchange have recently revealed that the Arab Reinsurance Group, ARIG, had sold out its 44.3 million dirhams ($4.3 million) worth of stakes in the Morocco Cement Compan

September 18, 2000

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Morocco\'s King Mohammed VI arrives in Madrid on his first state visit to Spain since he took power in July last year.

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Eight persons, including two fire fighters, were injured and 500 shops were destroyed at a fire that broke out on Saturday morning in Souk Lakiraa, on

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The Moroccan government has recently raised the local fuel prices. This hike, according to a report in <I>Al-Hayat</I>, is largely the result of the rising international oil prices.

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Morocco's major state-owned banking group, Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP), on Monday announced a program to develop e-commerce.

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Morocco's trade deficit rose to $2.51 billion in the first half of 2000, up 36 percent from the $1.84 billion reported for the same period last year. Imports increased by 14 percent to $6.97 billion,

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.