Author Archives: Michael Roberts


FDI up in N-Africa, bucking continental trend

Political uncertainty following the Arab Spring in 2011 is beginning to fade, and North Africa is becoming more attractive as an investment destination. Foreign direct investment (FDI) investors returned enthusiastically to Egypt and Morocco. Politically stable, gateway to both Europe and Africa, and committed to reforms aimed at increasing foreign investment, Morocco was the largest recipient

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Welcome to Morocco!

Building on its previous industrial development strategy, in 2014 Morocco introduced an ambitious seven-year industrial growth and acceleration plan. It allocates USD 2.1 billion to a public industrial investment fund to support programs that will increase manufacturing’s share of GDP from 14 to 23 percent and to create 500,000 new jobs by 2020. The plan

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Residence Permit Required Documents for Shareholders

Residence Permit Required Documents for Shareholders The list below is dated 2016-03-28 and may have changed since. For definite confirmation of the information below, you will need to go to the local ‘bureau des étrangers’, which is normally in the prefecture where you live. You normally cannot enter a prefecture with your phone, but we found

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Al Ajial Holding trains tomorrow’s leaders

Al Ajial is renewing its commitment to leadership with an innovative outreach program aimed at university level students. Volunteer Al Ajial managers & employees will provide the Foundation with their experience & network through a 5 year mentoring program designed to identify today and support the leaders of tomorrow. Special training has been provided by

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Invest in Morocco

With FDI projects up 52% in Morocco, Casablanca becoming the highest ranked stock exchange in Africa and the government multiplying incentives, Morocco, gateway to Europe and Africa, is truly pioneering economic growth. Politically stable with world class shipping & transport infrastructure, a young and educated workforce, ambitious new industrial ecosystems, heavy investment in renewables and

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CMKD becomes Al Aijal

The ex Consortium Maroco-Koweïtien du Dévemoppement, aka CMKD, is to be replaced by Al Ajial holding. Majority owned by the “Kuwait Investment Authority” (KIA), aiming to reinforce its presence in Morocco where it aims to become one of the most active and important. Al Ajial already owns a 20% stake in the Wessal Capital investment

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Criminal Background check online in Morocco

Requesting a Criminal Background check online in Morocco

You can now request a criminal background check online, aka ‘Extrait de Casier Judiciaire’. Whereas before foreigners needed to travel to Rabat, they can now submit their information online and then can pick up the paper at the Tribunal de Commerce de Première Instance in Marrakech, but foreigners resident in other town can choose a

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Managing a Boutique Hotel: Working with Less Means ‘Getting to Know You’ , by Jane Renton

Industry pundits tell us that the appeal of boutique hotels is based on good location, distinctive character (physical as well as emotional), personalized service and perceived value. It would appear that these are qualities that resonate with today’s consumers who increasingly seek “experience” in whatever they do, whether it is a museum with interactive learning

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