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Currency: dirham (1 DH = 100 centimes)
Business and trade
Links to sites that offer short
profiles of the country in question.
The CIA World Factbook is one of the
more popular sources of information on countries available
on the Internet. It is certainly one of the more comprehensive
sources in terms of the number of countries covered and
each country web page provides general information on the
country's history, economy and culture, etc.
This site provides a short list
of country facts and statistics, including holidays and
other peripheral information. The site is maintained by
provided by California's Trade Port.
This site provides one of the
better country factsheets. Also worth a visit if you just
want to get to grips with the basics.
Links to sites that provide more
detailed information and background on the countries in question.
Mbendi provides an broad analysis
of countries around the world.
profile from NationsOnline
This site provides a gateway
of links to other sites covering topics such as government,
news, business, culture, education, etc. It is more focused
on cultural, poltical and related information, rather than
on economic or trade matters. It is worth a visit if you
are trying to get a broader perspective of the country.
country commercial guides
This site links to documents
covering a country overview that has been prepared by the
U.S. Department of Commerce (STAT-USA). The guide is quite
comprehensive, but has obviously been written from a US
Links to sites that provide statistical
data on the country in question.
Trade Organisations trade statistics
The WTO provides a wide range
of trade statistics on most countries of the world. This
link takes you to the start page where you will need to
select the country(ies) that you wish to obtain trade statistics
on. It is definitely a good site to visit.
Trade Map is an online trade
statistics resource - perhaps the most comprehensive available,
as the site enables you to research the trade partterns
of single countries, as well as between countries and regions
in some depth. This site requires registration, however,
and the site is not easy to use and will take some effort
to learn to navigate and to use on your part. Nevertheless,
the statistics available from this site are without equal.
InfoNation is a UN website aimed
at the learning community, but that provides a very useful
facility whereby you can access a range of statistics about
different countries and regions. It is also possible to
compare the statistics from five different countries, which
is a useful feature. It is not the easiest site to navigate,
however, and you will need to spend a little time on the
site in order to become familiar with it.
Bank - World Development indicators
The site links to a database
of a wide range of development indicators, from GDP to
energy figures. You need to select the country and indicators
you are interested in, but it is an excellent source of
up-to-date information. This is worth a look.
Monetary Fund - World Economic Outlook database
The site links to the World
Economic Outlook database, a comprehensive database covering
a wide range of economic and development data. The site
requires you to select the country you want to investigate
as well as the data that you want to view and when you
are finished, it provides you with a printable report covering
all the information you have selected. It is also possible
to compare countries. Although the site requires some effort,
it is an invaluable source of information.
BUSINESS AND TRADE
Links to business, trade and industry
risk assessment from Ducroire | Delcrede SA.NV Credit Insurance
Charts of risk levels for political
and commercial risks for export transactions and direct
A listing of industry-based market
reports undertaken on the country by Canada's Strategis
A comprehensive list of local
Chambers of Commerce.provided by the World Chambers Network.
This link will take you to a search page. Enter the country
name to get a listing of Chambers in that country.
Links to news, newspapers and other
A comprehensive list of local newspapers
in the country.
Maintained by Standford University
Library, this site provides quite a comprehensive list
of links to news sources on this country.
Another site providing links
to news sources from around the world.
Links to government information
Links to various industry sectors
A listing of industry-based market
reports undertaken on the country by Canada's Strategis.
REFERENCE (maps, currency,
Links to reference information
A broad map of the country provided
by InfoPlease - great for printing.
World time zone map.
The site depicts the country's
flag and other national symbols.
A short list of country facts
and statistics, including holidays (at the end of the list).
Compare the local currency against
other world currencies.
Prepare yourself for the latest
weather in the country - provided by Wunderground. Click
on the city for more detailed information.
Links to travel information for
the business person
and Commonwealth Office
Travel advisories provided by the
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Another tavel profile for the