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After the Arab Spring: the revival of north Africa's capital markets

September 3, 2012

North African capital markets were hit hard in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings that cut through the region in 2011. Economic activity was left disjointed and north African bourses experienced sharp declines in trading. The Banker looks at whether the increased liberalisation of these countries' economies can encourage foreign investment and benefit their respective exchanges.

African banks seek expansion beyond home markets

African banks seek expansion beyond home markets

May 1, 2012

African banks are increasingly looking outside of their domestic markets, and many of the continent's biggest lenders are now active in multiple countries, buoyed by greater access to vast unbanked populations and a more stable political environment.

Casablanca looks to dispel African divide

Casablanca looks to dispel African divide

April 2, 2012

Morocco wants to establish Casablanca as a financial hub not only for investment into the rest of north Africa, but countries south of the Sahara too. So far, it has made good progress and is pulling ahead of its regional rivals. 

Salaheddine Mezouar

December 30, 2009

Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister of Economy and Finance for Morocco

Morocco's minister of economy and finance spoke to The Banker about fiscal reform, his plans to invest in the country's infrastructure to further diversify its economy and his priorities for 2010. Writer Charlie Corbett

Morocco loans still strong

May 5, 2008

Moroccan banks have achieved strong growth in their loan books in recent years. Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank, reports that total credit in the banking sector grew 17.7% to Dh327,357m ($38,708m) in 2006, the last complete year for which figures are available, following on 2005’s 12.5% growth.

BMCE Group bridges out

December 1, 2007

The success of Morocco’s BMCE Group could become a beacon for other African countries that are beginning to see growth and stability. Neil Sen reports.

What the bankers say: Morocco

January 2, 2006

The Banker invites CEOs from around the world to discuss the economic climate in their country and institution, and their hopes for the future

Euro-Med pact drives reforms

February 2, 2005

Merger moves in Morocco and the promise of privatisation in Algeria give hope for a more vibrant banking sector in the Maghreb region, writes Jon Marks.

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