Morocco

March 1, 2000

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JudiciaryThere are six components to the Moroccan judicial system. The majority of legal matters fall within the jurisdiction of Regional Tribunals, which decide cases of personal property damages. Su

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PrivatizationThe government approved a law in 1999 that would accelerate privatization plans, covering the sale of stakes in more than 100 companies. The government in the summer of 1999 sought an adv

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After ruling for 38 years, King Hassan died in July 1999 from a heart attack. Immediately after his death, his son, Crown Prince Sidi Mohammed, 37, was anointed the new king.  The new king has not had

February 29, 2000

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Sergio Masias, the famous Chilean author and poet, is scheduled to arrive soon in the kingdom.   During his stay, he will lecture on the Arab presence

February 28, 2000

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Following its limp performance during the recent Africa Nations Cup 2000, the Moroccan football Association decided to pin its hopes on a new successf

February 24, 2000

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Moroccan tennis star Hicham Arazi bowed out of the AXA Cup Tennis Tournament on Wednesday, losing his composure along the way.   Arazi, the tournament

February 23, 2000

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Moroccan tennis star Hicham Arazi was among opening round winners in Tuesday's action at the AXA Cup Tennis Tournament in London.   Arazi, the tournam

February 14, 2000

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Investments and Trade   Investment Charter  Resident or non-resident foreign nationals are entitled to invest freely in Morocco and no investment operation in Morocco requires any prior authorization

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Banking and Currency  Foreign Currency Control  The Moroccan government has made the Moroccan Dirham (MD) convertible for an increasing number of transactions over the last few years. As of February 1

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Judiciary  There are six components to the Moroccan judicial system. The majority of legal matters fall within the jurisdiction of Regional Tribunals, which decide cases of personal property damages.

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Privatization  The government approved a law in 1999 that would accelerate privatization plans, covering the sale of stakes in more than 100 companies. The government in the summer of 1999 sought an a

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King Hassan died in the summer of 1999 bequeathing to his son, Sidi Mohammed a much more economically healthy kingdom.  The new king is continuing on the road to economic reform, which his father bega

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General Data     Population 29.1 million (1999 estimate) Religions 99% Islam; less than 1% Jewish Government Constitutional Monarchy Languages Arabic (official), French (business), Berber dialects

January 25, 2000

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Moroccan officials are pumping money into the national film industry in hopes of placing the country on the international entertainment map. The cinem