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Tunisia hosts PPP forum to strengthen investment in Tunisia

A high-level global forum on public-private partnerships (PPP) was held Tuesday in Tunis to boost investment in key sectors. The forum is organised by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Tunisian Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, the General Commission for Public-Private Partnership, ...

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LONGi Solar, SHAMS to co-develop PV projects in Africa

Chinese monocrystalline solar products maker LONGi Solar will be teaming up with Tunisian project developer SHAMS Technology to co-develop photovoltaic (PV) projects in African markets. LONGi Solar said in a statement that the two firms have entered into a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) with regard to the proposed long-term cooperation. ...

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3rd edition of Open Startup Tunisia: Bob Dorf trains Tunisian coaches in mentoring

Bob Dorf, the serial entrepreneur, author, a professor at Columbia University NY, is back in Tunis. His visit is part of the 3rd edition of the Open Start-Up Tunisia (OST 2019). Bob Dorf will provide a two-day training (18-19 September). 40 university professors from 37 institutions in around 20 regions ...

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Tunisia to issue $1 billion Eurobonds by October 2018

Tunisia plans to issue $1 billion Eurobonds at the beginning of October 2018 to reduce the 2018 fiscal deficit, according to official sources Reuters reported. “We will issue $1 billion Eurobonds at the beginning of October [2018] after the IMF has disbursed another instalment of its loan to Tunisia”, the sources explained. Tunisia expects IMF’s approval ...

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Tunisian food trade deficit drops to 82 % in first 8 months

Tunisia’s food trade deficit went down to 82 %  year on year in the first eight months, Tunisian Agriculture Ministry said Thursday. The food trade deficit fell to 162.8 million dinars (58.8 million U.S. dollars) between January and August, down from 886.2 million dinars in 2017. The sharp decline is ...

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SAIC Motor to Open First Manufacturing Plant in Africa

Plans have been concluded by Chinese automaker, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, to launch its first manufacturing plant of in Africa. This is part of the firm’s expansion drive into the African market. The new factory will be located in Tunisia, a northern African nation. Recently, SAIC Motor signed an agreement ...

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Nissan to set a pick-up assembly plant in Tunisia

Peyman Kargar, Nissan’s vice president announced on September 10, 2018, that his group would set a pick-up assembly plant in Tunisia in collaboration with the local group Mzabi. “This project whose implementation cost is $33 million and which will be realized in two phases in partnership with Mzabi group will help ...

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Tarek Cherif presents to President Essebsi measures proposed by CONECT for 2019 Finance Bill for national economy recovery

President of the Confederation of Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises (CONECT) Tarek Cherif discussed with President Beji Caid Essebsi the economic and social situation of the country and programmes planned by CONECT to contribute to the economic revival in Tunisia. At a meeting on Thursday in Carthage palace, the President ...

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UK tourist numbers to Tunisia show signs of recovery

The first signs of recovery in UK tourism to Tunisia following the 2015 terrorist attack in Sousse have emerged. A new study of data from the Office for National Statistics revealed a 537% year-on-year rise to 19,000 visits in the first quarter of 2018. The North African country saw the ...

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Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum due next October in London

The Tunisian-British Trade and Investment Forum is due to be held in London on October 10 -12, 2018, according to a note from the Tunisian Embassy in the British capital, published by the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX). The forum is part of efforts to raise awareness among Tunisian business community ...

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