Following the invasion of Ukraine and ensuing sanctions on Moscow, Visa and Mastercard bank cards issued in Russia no longer work outside the country. In order to keep attracting Russian tourists despite this ban, Egyptian banks have decided to take on the former's payment system, Mir.
A French farmers' union has asked the Council of State to reach a decision on trade policy concerning fruit and vegetables produced in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The issue was ruled on by the European General Court last year.
Faced with a tense food situation and the lukewarm success of their agricultural projects in Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar have fallen back on commodities traders such as Louis Dreyfus and Olam. They are also using the traders' Dubai-based teams to help Egypt and other friendly nations struggling.
None of the leading Moroccan groups owned by royal holding company Al Mada took part in the first business mission to Israel organised by the CGEM, indicating that the crisis between the employers' body and the Palace is not yet over.
To satisfy the region's persistent sweet tooth despite the current surge in sugar prices, sugar producers Cosumar, from Morocco, and Algeria's Cevital, have little choice but to keep buying their supplies from Brazil, for which they rely on increasingly dominant heavyweights such as Sao Paulo's Raizen and Copersucar.
Maroc Fruit Board, the largest group of Moroccan agricultural exporters, has signed a partnership with start-up Kourtim, base in Agadir, to develop a real time shipment tracker.