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Inflation Peaking amid Low Growth Global growth is projected to fall from an estimated 3.4 percent in 2022 to 2.9 percent in 2023, then rise to 3.1 percent in 2024. The forecast for 2023 is 0.2 percentage point higher than predicted in the October 2022 World Economic Outlook (WEO) but below the historical (2000–19) average of 3.8 percent. The rise incentral bank rates to fight inflation and Russia’s war in Ukraine continue to weigh on economic activity. The rapid spread of COVID-19 in China dampened growth in 2022, but the recent reopening has paved the way for a faster-than-expected recovery. Global inflation is expected to fall from 8.8 percent in 2022 to 6.6 percent in 2023 and 4.3 percent in 2024, still above pre-pandemic (2017–19) levels of about 3.5 percent. The balance of risks remains tilted to the downside, but adverse risks have moderated since the October 2022 WEO. On the upside, a stronger boost from pent-up demand in numerous economies or a faster fall in inflation are plausible. On the downside, severe health outcomes in China could hold back the recovery, Russia’s war in Ukraine could escalate, and tighter global financing conditions could worsen debt distress. Financial markets could also suddenly reprice in response to adverse inflation news, while further geopolitical fragmentation could hamper economic progress. In most economies, amid the cost-of-living crisis, the priority remains achieving sustained disinflation. With tighter monetary conditions and lower growth potentially affecting financial and debt stability, it is necessary to deploy macroprudential tools and strengthen debt restructuring frameworks. Accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations in China would safeguard the recovery, with positive cross-border spillovers. Fiscal support should be better targeted at those most affected by elevated food and energy prices, and broad-based fiscal relief measures should be withdrawn. Stronger multilateral cooperation is essential to preserve the gains from the rules-based multilateral system and to mitigate climate change by limiting emissions and raising green investment. Checkout the full report here: Inflation Peaking amid Low Growth

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Introduction:Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) is a crucial aspect of the banking industry. In Morocco, the State Bank of Morocco was established in 1907 to stabilize the Moroccan currency and promote trade and development in the Sultanate. Following the independence of Morocco, it was replaced in 1959 by the newly created Bank Al-Maghrib, which is the central bank of Morocco. Bank Al-Maghrib's role includes banknotes and coins production, monetary policy tools, management of foreign exchange reserves, banks supervision, and ensuring the security of payment systems and means[3]. In this article, we will discuss the state of GRC in Moroccan banks and where Bank Al-Maghrib stands. We will also explore how RiskNucleus GRC Solution can help banks thrive in its management. The State of GRC in Moroccan Banks:Moroccan banks are subject to regulatory guidelines and industry standards set by Moroccan regulatory authorities such as the Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC) and the Moroccan Financial Market Authority (CDVM) [2]. Additionally, Moroccan banks must adhere to international standards set by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which sets global banking standards, including Basel III[1]. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) often publishes reports on the economic and financial conditions of various countries, including Morocco. These reports can offer a broader perspective on the state of Moroccan banks and their compliance with international standards[1]. Where Bank Al-Maghrib Stands:Bank Al-Maghrib plays a crucial role in ensuring GRC in Moroccan banks. As the central bank of Morocco, it is responsible for banks supervision and ensuring the security of payment systems and means[3]. Bank Al-Maghrib's role in GRC is essential in our daily lives, and it is the "bank of banks," where all commercial banks have accounts, which they are obliged to credit[3]. Bank Al-Maghrib's network is composed of two branches, Rabat and Casablanca, and 20 agencies throughout Morocco[3]. How RiskNucleus GRC Solution Can Help Banks Thrive in Its Management:RiskNucleus GRC Solution is a GRC management tool that can help Moroccan banks thrive in its management. The tool provides transparency, efficiency, and accountability, which are the three benefits of implementing a GRC management tool[4]. RiskNucleus GRC Solution can easily integrate with an existing technology stack while remaining user-friendly. The tool eliminates the worry of managing regulatory requirements and provides actionable insights to improve the GRC approach, aligning key risk initiatives such as cybersecurity processes[4]. By using RiskNucleus GRC Solution, Moroccan banks can streamline their GRC processes, reduce costs, and improve their overall compliance posture. Conclusion:In conclusion, GRC is a crucial aspect of the banking industry in Morocco. Moroccan banks must adhere to regulatory guidelines and industry standards set by Moroccan regulatory authorities and international standards set by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Bank Al-Maghrib plays a crucial role in ensuring GRC in Moroccan banks. RiskNucleus GRC Solution is a GRC management tool that can help Moroccan banks thrive in its management. By using RiskNucleus GRC Solution, Moroccan banks can streamline their GRC processes, reduce costs, and improve their overall compliance posture. 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Introduction : Le Maroc a fait des progrès significatifs dans la mise en œuvre de sa Strat gie Nationale d'Inclusion Financière (SNIF) en 2022, malgr les d fis conomiques. Cette strat gie se concentre sur plusieurs domaines cl s tels que les paiements mobiles, la microfinance, l'assurance inclusive et l'infrastructure de cr dit. Le pays continue de faire de l'inclusion financière une priorit en tant que moteur cl du d veloppement conomique et social, avec le gouvernement, la banque centrale et d'autres parties prenantes collaborant pour relever les d fis restants. Voici un r sum des principaux axes de la SNIF : 1. Microfinance : - Après l'adoption de la loi n°50-20 en juillet 2021, les travaux d' laboration des textes d'application et du cadre prudentiel relatifs à la microfinance se sont poursuivis tout au long de l'ann e 2022. - Des mesures sp cifiques ont t entreprises en faveur de l'InsurTech, avec l' laboration d'une feuille de route pour la promotion de la digitalisation au sein du secteur de l'assurance. 2. Assurance Inclusive: - L'amendement de la circulaire g n rale de l'ACAPS a permis d' tendre le p rimètre de distribution des produits d'assurance aux tablissements de paiement, dans le but d' largir l'accès aux services d'assurance. - Des tudes ont t men es pour mieux comprendre les besoins en assurance des micro et petites entreprises, soulignant l'importance de solutions financières innovantes et inclusives. 3. Offres Bancaires : - Des efforts ont t d ploy s par les tablissements bancaires pour largir l'inclusion financière des particuliers et des très petites et moyennes entreprises (TPME). - Une mission de revue de la feuille de route des offres bancaires a t lanc e afin d'ajuster les priorit s compte tenu de l' volution du contexte et de l' ch ance de la première phase de la strat gie. 4. Outils d'aide au financement des TPE et Start-ups : - Les discussions se sont poursuivies entre Bank Al-Maghrib, le Ministère des Finances et le Secr tariat G n ral du Gouvernement (SGG) pour faire aboutir le projet de loi sur les Bureaux d'Information sur le Cr dit (BIC). - Des efforts ont galement t d ploy s pour d velopper des m canismes de financement suppl mentaires pour les TPE, notamment le crowdfunding, les fonds de dettes et les OPCC. 5. Comit de Pilotage et de Coordination (CPC) : - Le CPC a tenu des r unions de coordination sp cifiques en 2022 pour suivre l'avancement des travaux, notamment sur les leviers "Offres Bancaires" et "Éducation Financière". - Une approche participative et progressive a t approuv e par le Comit de Suivi pour le d veloppement des programmes d' ducation financière, impliquant les diff rentes parties prenantes. 6. Participation aux v nements internationaux : - L'exp rience marocaine en matière de Strat gie Nationale d'Inclusion Financière a t mise en avant lors de plusieurs v nements internationaux en 2022. - Bank Al-Maghrib a notamment partag les r alisations de la strat gie et les enseignements tir s lors de ces v nements. 7. B n ficiaires des programmes d' ducation financière : - En 2022, les efforts constants des parties prenantes ont permis d'atteindre 27 080 b n ficiaires directs de formation, dont 66% de femmes, 31% de jeunes de 15 à 24 ans et 27% de personnes en milieu rural. 8. Outils de pilotage de la strat gie : - Bank Al-Maghrib a multipli ses efforts pour assurer une valuation fiable des diff rentes dimensions de l'inclusion financière, notamment à travers la mise en place d'un Système de Cartographie de l'Inclusion Financière (SCIF). - Ce projet vise à concevoir un outil de r f rence nationale en termes de donn es sur l'inclusion financière, en consolidant les indicateurs côt offre et demande ainsi que les donn es sociod mographiques. Lien vers le Rapport: https://www.bkam.ma/content/download/804298/8866311/Rapport%20SNIF%202022%20V%2003042024.pdf

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