Morocco: Gateway to Africa

The kingdom is increasing its presence in sub-Saharan Africa to boost its economy and international standing. Moroccan banks accept greater risks to pursue high returns in markets to the south, Casablanca is rebranded as a finance hub but the country’s bid to join the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) faces opposition from members


Nigeria warms to royal diplomacy but worries about competition

Rabat uses diplomacy to bolster its economic and political goals in pivot south

Exports and FDI soar with help of incentives for long-term development

Lenders go on acquisition spree in pursuit of continental growth

Kingdom’s southern drive does ‘for Europe what Mexico did for the US’

King Mohammed VI combines business with diplomacy in pursuit of results

Differing fortunes for mattress maker and electronics payment company