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Country Forecast Morocco Updater Product Image

Country Forecast Morocco Updater

  • Published: August 2014
  • Region: Morocco
  • 17 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The political situation is expected to remain broadly stable, although protests over poverty and unemployment will continue, as will sporadic strikes by trade unions over pay and jobs. However, they will not pose a threat to the regime, which will respond with further modest liberalising reforms. There is an ongoing risk of attacks by Islamist militants on government or Western targets, although such groups enjoy little public support.

The king, Mohammed VI, and his advisers will maintain their dominance over policymaking, despite a new constitution intended to strengthen the prime minister and parliament and to give the judiciary more independence. The king's extensive constitutional powers will not be heavily circumscribed.

To build support, the government will try to boost economic growth and reduce unemployment, pushing ahead with measures to upgrade infrastructure and agriculture, improve education and stimulate manufacturing and mining. However, progress will be held back by limited fiscal resources, inefficient bureaucracy and problems arising from widespread nepotism and corruption.

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
Taxes
Financing
The labour market
Infrastructure

Fact sheet

Outlook for 2014-18: Political stability

Outlook for 2014-18: Election watch

Outlook for 2014-18: International relations

Outlook for 2014-18: Policy trends

Outlook for 2014-18: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2014-18: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2014-18: Economic growth

Outlook for 2014-18: Inflation

Outlook for 2014-18: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2014-18: 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

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