MOROCCO TO HOST OUTSOURCED BANKING, INSURANCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRES

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 Speaking at the "Moroccan Youth Days" held in the Paris-based Arab World Institute (IMA), on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Moroccan independence, Fourtou said the computer consultancy and services group Cap Gemini has decided to install centres in Morocco.

Cap Gemini sent representatives last week to Morocco and is opening a centre in Casablanca to deal with a number of its customers in Europe from the north African country, Fourtou said.

The Axa group and the « Banque Nationale de Paris » are also considering the possibility of opening production centres in Morocco, said the chairman of the surveillance Council of Vivendi Universal.

Fourtou said the implantation of French enterprises in Morocco shows the “deep dynamic and trust investors have in the Moroccan economy”, adding French outstanding groups of the CAC 40 are already present in the north African kingdom.

 Morocco has set up dozens of telecommunications call centers employing some 10,000 agents. It offers skilled, French-speaking, young personnel, tax exemption for a five year period as well as installation assistance and administrative facilities.

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