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Country Forecast Morocco Updater

  • ID: 2101490
  • August 2016
  • Region: Morocco
  • 17 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Social tensions, resulting from high joblessness and unpopular fiscal austerity measures, will result in occasional protests and strikes. There is also a persistent risk of domestic attacks by Islamist militants; concerns over the radicalisation of the Moroccan diaspora in Europe will prompt ever closer co-operation on counterterrorism with the EU. However, neither of these risks will be sufficiently serious to pose a destabilising threat to the regime.

Although reforms are gradually being implemented to strengthen the roles of elected officials, including the prime minister and parliament, and to give the judiciary more independence, King Mohammed VI and his advisers will remain the ultimate decision-makers.

The government will push ahead with measures to upgrade infrastructure, stimulate industry and improve vocational training in an effort to boost employment. However, progress will be held back by limited fiscal resources, inefficient bureaucracy and widespread nepotism. Cuts to subsidies on sugar, wheat and cooking gas could free up additional resources, but reform is unlikely in the near term as the state looks to minimise social discontent.

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Country Forecast Morocco Updater

Country forecast overview: Highlights

Country forecast overview: Key indicators

Country forecast overview: Business environment rankings

Country forecast overview: Morocco's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
The labour market

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2016-20: Political stability

Outlook for 2016-20: Election watch

Outlook for 2016-20: International relations

Outlook for 2016-20: Policy trends

Outlook for 2016-20: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2016-20: Economic growth

Outlook for 2016-20: Inflation

Outlook for 2016-20: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2016-20: External sector

Data summary: Global outlook

Data summary: Gross domestic product, current market prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product, at constant prices

Data summary: Gross domestic product by sector of origin

Data summary: Growth and productivity

Data summary: Economic structure, income and market size

Data summary: Fiscal indicators

Data summary: Monetary indicators

Data summary: Employment, wages and prices

Data summary: Current account and terms of trade

Data summary: Foreign direct investment

Data summary: External debt

Data sources and definitions
Global data
Domestic data

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