Morocco

September 17, 2000

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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

September 13, 2000

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Born in 1960, Moroccan songstress Samira Saeed started down her road to fame with unusual strong songs composed by the late Baleegh Hamdi.  The singer immediately shot to fame with the songs Al Ghani