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Nizar Baraka firm but fair

Morocco's finance minister is firm but fair

August 1, 2013

Morocco’s government has managed to steer the country clear of political and economic turbulence. But, as its minister of finance and the economy explains, tough choices need to be taken to keep the country firmly on the path to growth.

South Africans slump while the rest of Africa rises

July 1, 2013

South Africa's lenders still dominate Africa's banking landscape, but their sluggish 2012 means that the rest are making up ground.

North African Islamic finance in the post Arab Spring world

North African Islamic finance in the post-Arab Spring world

November 7, 2012

The Arab Spring uprisings have brought change on an unprecedented scale to north Africa over the past couple of years, but what impact have these changes had upon the region's appetite for Islamic finance?

Resilience underpins Arab banks

Top Arab banks ranking, 2012

October 1, 2012

Arab banks offset the turmoil of the Arab Spring and offered a robust performance in 2011 with impressive growth across the key financial indicators. And with minimal exposure to the eurozone crisis, the region's banks are expected to continue their recovery from the global financial crisis.

After the Arab Spring TEASER

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.

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