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Messina Group announces new Italy-Tunisia line

The Genoa-based shipping company Ignazio Messina has launched a new sea connection for roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) merchandise between Italy and Tunisia, with a weekly sailing between the port of Rades and the ports of Genoa and Naples, where the company will return after a five-year absence. The company will employ two ...

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China’s latest connection to Africa is via a boom in tourism

hinese travelers are the world’s top tourism spenders, shelling out almost $260 billion in 2017 alone. A growing part of that spend is now happening in Africa, encouraged by relaxed visa rules, increased interested in the continent’s cultural and historical sites, and a initiatives that seek to appeal to Chinese tourists. ...

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New Investment in Tunisia’s Future to Strengthen Primary Education and Ensure All Children Have Access to Preschool

The World Bank Board of Directors approved recently a US$100 million investment loan to support the Tunisian government’s efforts to improve the quality of primary education and expand access to preschool in disadvantaged regions.  The investment will support improving the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders, and, in targeted districts, ...

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Thomas Cook chief: We want to make Tunisia a top destination again

The boss of Thomas Cook has outlined the operator’s drive to “make Tunisia a top destination again”. Peter Fankhauser’s comments came after the group reported growth in bookings to smaller destinations such as Croatia and Italy, as well as Tunisia “which has made a positive start after we reopened it ...

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Tunisia to build Five Solar Plants

The Tunisian government has launched international tenders for the building of five new plants using photovoltaic technology, part of the country’s decision to develop renewable energies. These projects will be developed under the Build Own Operate (BOO) model. They include 200 MW solar plant in the province of Tatouine, two ...

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Arab Monetary Fund helps Tunisia develop business environment

Tunisia will benefit from the loans provided by the Arab Monetary Fund to better develop its business environment, said Abderrahmane Al-Hamidi, Director-General of the Arab Monetary Fund, on Monday. “We granted two tranches of loans to Tunisia, each worth 130 million U.S. dollars delivered last month in Jordan,” said Al-Hamidi ...

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Tunisia’s central bank holds key rate unchanged at 5.75 %

The  Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) said on Wednesday it kept its key interest rate unchanged at 5.75 %. The BCT board said that the persistence of inflationary pressures – inflation stood at 7.7% at the end of April 2018 year-on-year – noting that the pace of price change is ...

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Tunisia’s economy grow 2.5 pct in first quarter of 2018

The Tunisian economy grew 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 1.9 percent in the same period a year ago, the investment minister said. The Tunisian economy grew 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 1.9 percent in the same period a year ago, ...

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“New Blockchain technology, source of growth for Tunisia and Africa” (Maouane Abbassi)

“The Tunisian monetary and financial community is convinced that the new Blockchain technology is a source of growth for Tunisia as well as for all Africa,” Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT) Governor Marouane el Abbassi told reporters on Monday at the opening of the Africa Blockchain Summit, organised by BCT ...

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Tunisia launches calls for 500 MW solar, 500 MW wind

The Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has launched two tenders, one for 500 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants and one for 500 MW of wind farms. The ministry on Friday published calls for pre-qualification applications. Bidders will later compete to carry out the projects on ...

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