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About 20 Tunisian businesses set up after TABC Africa prospection missions

Some 20 Tunisian businesses were set up after a string of prospecting missions conducted by the Tunisia-Africa Business Council (TABC), said President Bassem Loukil. The newly established companies are operating in the sectors of health (private clinics), building, agriculture and new technologies, TAP reports. Several partnership agreements and commercial contracts ...

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Strong growth in civil service hiring was associated with 10% decline in productivity (IMF Report)

“The increase in civil service hiring and the excessively high salaries have been followed by a 10% decline in the sector’s productivity between 2010 and 2015,” said a report recently prepared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the Public Wage Bills in the Middle East and Central Asia. “This ...

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Mixed Chambers of commerce call for fiscal stability

The members of the Mixed Chambers Council attended, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, a breakfast debate on the main provisions of the new Finance Act 2018 with attendance of Minister of Finance Ridha Chalghoum and his team within the Ministry. Taking the floor, the Finance Minister emphasised the importance of ...

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Tunisian module manufacturer Ifri-Sol commissions new solar factory

The new 150 MW solar module manufacturing facility will be located in Kairouan and will enable the company to reach a total production capacity of 200 MW Tunisian solar module manufacturer, Ifri-Sol has commissioned its second manufacturing facility, in Kairouan, in northern Tunisia’s inland desert. In a statement to pv magazine, ...

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Boost for Tunisia after Tui’s ‘surprise’ return

Tui’s “surprise” decision to reinstate holidays to Tunisia is expected to help “restore faith” in the destination among UK agents and consumers. “More than the volume, it’s about growing credibility and rebuilding faith in Tunisia for 2018” The UK’s largest tour operator will resume flights to the North African destination ...

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Global sukuk issuance looks ‘uncertain’ for 2018, says S&P Global

While 2017 was a bumper year for global sukuk issuance, the outlook for Islamic bonds remains “uncertain” for the coming year, according to ratings agency S&P Global. Global sukuk issuance in 2017 reached $97.9 billion, an increase of 45.3 percent, from the $67.4 billion recorded in 2016. The increase was ...

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Thomas Cook plans to quadruple number of tourists visiting Tunisia

Tour operator Thomas Cook France plans to quadruple the number of tourists visiting Tunisia to reach 25 to 30 thousand visitors, its president Nicolas Delord announced at the opening of the congress of the largest tour operator in Europe Monday in Djerba, TAP reported. The year 2018 will see the ...

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Mixed Chambers Council Supports Chahed Government

The Council of Mixed Chambers reasserts its support for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in his fight against corruption and smuggling and commends his determination to place Tunisia’s interests above all other considerations and his call for the unity of all Tunisians. The Council of Mixed Chambers considers the government’s commitment ...

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Tui reintroduces Tunisia for summer 2018

Tui UK & Ireland has reintroduced Tunisia for summer 2018, with departures available from May. The operator put a small programme to Hammamet on sale today (Thursday), offering four flights a week from Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Gatwick to Enfidha. Tui has not offered a Tunisia programme since a terrorist ...

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“Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce partner of choice for Tunisian and British Business leaders”, says Mehdi Ben Abdallah

We need to strengthen relations between Tunisia and Great Britain and bring the respective business communities closer together, said Mehdi Ben Abdallah President of the Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) in an interview with Express FM.  He highlighted the importance of the role of the TBCC in promoting trade and ...

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