A Morning of Economic Forums, 30 March 2016
Although Africa is experiencing a strong growth and an expanding middle class, it is still faced with many challenges relating to economic development, particularly in the sectors of energy, infrastructures, urban equipment, and the latest information technologies. This context is creating many investment opportunities for French and Arab countries.
As the Gulf States benefit from significant financing capacities, the countries of the Maghreb are profiting from their local presence to develop their banking networks and invest in the construction and telecom markets. The United Arab Emirates and Morocco are establishing themselves as hubs for Africa, particularly for French companies that wish to enter the African market.
The accounts of the various participants shed light on the current characteristics of the Arab and African markets and contributed to the discussion on the various partnerships that need to be established.
Debate chaired by Malick Diawara, Editorial Manager of Le Point Afrique