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Moroccan banks take stock of ROE tumble

October 5, 2021

The country’s largest lender, Attijariwafa Bank, saw return on equity drop to 6.8% last year from 12.9% in 2019.

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Morocco's banks look beyond the pandemic

August 23, 2021

Hiba Zahoui, head of Bank Al-Maghrib’s banking supervision department, on the state of the country’s banking sector.

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Morocco bounces back from 2020’s perfect storm

June 24, 2021

Planned economic reforms are boosting confidence in Morocco, despite the setbacks of the pandemic and a drought.

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Morocco’s banking sector holds steady

June 24, 2021

Morocco’s banks have come through the dual hit to the economy of Covid-19 and a drought.

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Top 100 Arab Banks 2015: another strong year

October 1, 2015

Banks across the Arab world continue to perform well despite the turbulent political environment, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking. 

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Stable and spreading: Morocco's banks make their presence felt

April 30, 2015

Home to some of Africa's largest banks, Morocco has weathered both the financial crisis and regional political upheaval. Now its financial institutions are beginning to extend their reach into the rest of the continent.

Morocco offers oasis of calm in north Africa

Morocco offers oasis of calm in north Africa

September 1, 2014

With many north African countries in political and economic turmoil, Morocco’s stability and strong growth are proving attractive for Gulf-based investors looking to access the north African market.

Morocco inches towards Islamic finance

Morocco inches towards Islamic finance

July 1, 2014

Morocco is on the cusp of a legislative breakthrough that will pave the way for a fully fledged Islamic finance system in the country. But with a history of failed Islamic banking experiments, on top of the usual problems associated with establishing a new market in a country, Morocco's Islamic banking sector is unlikely to take an instant hold.

Top 1000 World Banks – Africa’s biggest banks endure a tough year

June 30, 2014

South Africa's lenders, for so long the shining light in Africa's representation in The Banker's Top 1000 rankings, retain the top spots in the regional list but mostly with falls in their Tier 1 capital. The good news, however, comes from the direction of Morocco's financial institutions.

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

November 1, 2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's managing director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, Hildegard Gacek, explains how expertise and past experience are now enabling the EBRD to assist Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia through a period of great economic and political change.

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