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N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery(0)

North Africa may be on the cusp of a recovery barring a return to major political upheavals. And a pickup in economic activity in the European Union – North Africa’s biggest trading partner – could further lift sentiment in the region. CONTINUE READING

Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF(0)

Morocco is expected to emerge as the fastest growing economy in North Africa, with its GDP rising 3.8% in 2014 and nearly 5% in 2015, as the new consensus government ends a period of uncertainty and paves the way for bolder economic reforms, according to Institute of International Finance. CONTINUE READING

Access to education a challenge in Arab world Access to education a challenge in Arab world(0)

More than 8.5 million children in the Arab world remain out of school, presenting a huge socio-economic challenge for regional authorities. CONTINUE READING

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Morocco posts growth amid MENA turmoil Morocco posts growth amid MENA turmoil(0)

While the rest of North Africa is imploding, Morocco is quietly working through its challenges. CONTINUE READING

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Deserted Egyptian hotels reflect impact of turmoil Deserted Egyptian hotels reflect impact of turmoil(0)

Egypt’s hotel occupancy rates continue to fall as the country’s hospitality sector reels from the continued political turmoil. CONTINUE READING

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Global appetite for North African gas remains strong Global appetite for North African gas remains strong(0)

Chinese oil and gas giant Sinopec’s recent USD 3.1 billion bet on Egyptian natural gas highlights the country’s huge energy prospects, despite the major political challenges facing the country. CONTINUE READING

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Libya risks meltdown as fresh tension builds up Libya risks meltdown as fresh tension builds up(0)

Libya has gone from a much-lauded country trying to get back on its feet after a bloody civil war, to a basket-case within the space of a few short months. CONTINUE READING

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Hope springs as Egypt property remains resilient Hope springs as Egypt property remains resilient(0)

Amid the gloom, Egypt’s real estate sector continues to remain resilient. CONTINUE READING

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Hope springs as Egypt property remains resilient Hope springs as Egypt property remains resilient(0)

Amid the gloom, Egypt’s real estate sector continues to remain resilient.

SODIC, or Sixth of October For Development and Investment Company, saw strong new sales in the second quarter published on September 4. CONTINUE READING

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Speculation is rife for Moroccan oil and gas Speculation is rife for Moroccan oil and gas(0)

It’s early days yet, but several international companies are sniffing around Morocco’s offshore basins in the hunt for oil and gas. CONTINUE READING

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