NEWSLETTER
October 2020
Quote of the month
 
Like all international financial centers, CFC is observing trends and evolutions of the industry with much attention. I would like to take this opportunity to announce the upcoming innovation initiative that we are launching alongside the Casablanca-Settat region to support and promote Morocco’s and Africa’s fintech ecosystem".
 
Mr. Said Ibrahimi, CEO of Casablanca Finance City during the CFC - Enterprise Singapore event on fostering a Fintech ecosystem in Africa
 
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Africa Insights
CFC's country factsheet: Sudan
 
Sudan, once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in Africa, split into two countries in July 2011 after the people of the south voted for independence. Before the divide, the economy boomed on the back of rising oil production, high oil prices and significant inflows of FDIs.
 
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New: Africa News// CFC keeps you up to date with the latest news in Africa
 
Discover our Africa news section on the website, updated weekly, and categorized by topic. The news are available in various formats including: Podcasts, Webinars, MOOCs, infographics…
 
To access the section, log into the CFC member portal, or request your logins here.
 
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Sustainable Finance & responsible investment. What are the market prospects & the challenges ahead? Ailancy
 
Ailancy, CFC member since 2018
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of our traditional economic and financial models. Long considered as unprofitable, the crisis shed light on the performance of sustainable stocks and, in this sense, shows that this market has strengthened its credibility.
 
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Share with us your latest reports by contacting us on africainsights@cfca.ma #CFCCommunity
 
Community News
PwC Morocco launches its new Experience Center in Casablanca at the CFC First tower. Part of a global network of more than 40 Experience Centers
 
 CFC member since 2014
 
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"Orange Campus Africa": Orange’s new African e-learning platform
 
 CFC member since 2018
 
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LafargeHolcim pledges 20% cut in CO2 emissions
 
 CFC member since 2016
 
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JESA signed a strategic partnership for the construction of the Olympic City in Abidjan
 
 CFC member since 2015
 
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AIG names new CEO for North Africa
 
 CFC member since 2014
 
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Africa50 announced a strategic collaboration to create a new global investment platform
 
 CFC member since 2014
 
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CFC News
New // Learn more about the changes made to the CFC Law
 
The new CFC law came into effect on September 30, 2020. The changes essentially aim to strengthen the attractiveness of the financial center.

To learn more about the changes made to the law, please refer to the document linked below.
 
The English version of the CFC Law will be available soon on the CFC website.
 
CFC Law (French)
CFC is co-chairing the FC4S network alongside Toronto
 
October, 28 Mrs. Lamia Merzouki, Deputy General Manager of CFC, was named the new co-chair of the Financial Centers for Sustainability (FC4S), alongside Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Toronto Finance International.
 
Furthermore, CFC and the Financial Centres for Sustainability Lagos (FC4SL) have signed an MoU. This agreement will provide a platform for sharing best practices, through which CFC will support the development and creation of the FC4SL.
 
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New // The CFC expat center: Your one-stop shop for moving to Casablanca
 
CFC is launching, in partnership with Cooptalis, a pioneer in international mobility solutions, the CFC Expat center for CFC expatriates and their families. This new offer, which reinforced the doing business pillar of the CFC value proposition, allows expatriate members of the CFC community to move to Casablanca hassle-free.
 
Watch the video to learn more about the services offered by the CFC expat center.
 
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CFC and Enterprise Singapore co-hosted a webinar on building up a Fintech ecosystem in Africa 
 
October, 7 CFC in partnership with Enterprise Singapore organized an e-conference where panelists and guests shared key insights and experiences about Singapore's journey in becoming a significant Fintech ecosystem, as well as their own individual experiences in terms of regulatory frameworks and initiatives.
 
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Upcoming Events  
Medays Talks 2020 by Amadeus Institute
 
The Amadeus Institute is organizing the "MEDays Talks" on November 10-17, 2020 under the theme "In the wake of Covid-19: Response, recovery and disruption.

The webinars will, like the MEDays Forum, see the participation of renowned international personalities who will take part in discussions and debates on current topics: Global economy & perspectives, post-Covid 19 recovery, south-south partnerships ...
 
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Lifestyle 
Visa for Music 2020 maintained with online concerts
 
From 18-21 November, the 7th edition of the ‘visa for music’ festival will go ahead virtually with the participation of several artists residing in Morocco. Just like previous editions, conferences and workshops will be organized in Rabat.
 
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The French Institute to organize a virtual talk with Senegalese author, Ken Bugul
 
The French institute in Morocco is organizing virtual meetings and events with French-speaking authors whose French is not their mother tongue.
 
Beyond the discovery of their work, these discussions will be addressing their journey and questioning the choice of French as their language of writing.

The next talk, which will take place on November 18 at 6 pm, will feature Senegalese author, Ken Bugul.
 
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