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Positive signs of trade balance improvement in January 2018

The Tunisian economy got off to a good start in the new year, with improved trade and an increase in tourism in January 2018 compared to the same time last year, TAP reports. The coverage ratio of imports with exports improved by 7%, going from 64.8% to 72.8% between 2017 ...

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“Dinar devaluation is slaughter for company” (Samir Majoul)

(TAP / interview by Nedra Boukesra) – The lack of administrative continuity, the mismanagement of state-owned companies, the increase of the tax burden and the informal economy are all issues that concern the new president of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) Samir Majoul. In an interview ...

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Tunisia: Economic reforms should be accompanied by social reforms (Jihad Azour)

The economic reforms adopted by Tunisia should be accompanied by social reforms to ease the pressure on vulnerable groups, said Jihad Azour, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with TAP, the official said the Tunisian government is on ...

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AfDB delegation pledges increased support for reform in Tunisia

A delegation of the African Development Bank (AfDB) delegation paid a visit to Tunisia during which the Bank pledged increased support for Tunisia’s reform programme as well as for entrepreneurship and exportation, TAP reports. Head of the delegation Moussa Dosso said, as het met Thursday with Minister of Development, Investment ...

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Teleperformance Tunisia awarded first prize of Best Employer in Tunisia for 2018

Teleperformance Tunisia was awarded the first prize of the Best Employer in Tunisia for 2018 at a ceremony organised Wednesday in Tunis by the Best Place to Work Tunisia. Teleperformance Tunisia is a world leader in the management of the muli-channel customer relations. The company is committed in a logic ...

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Omar Guiga, manufacturer of Tunisian car “Wallyscar” winner of IMF Innovation Contest

Young Tunisian Omar Guiga, who designed and manufactured the Tunisian car “Wallyscar”, is one of the winners of the Arab Youth Campaign on Innovation Contest organised by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that has targeted young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from the Middle East / ...

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Riyeda entrepreneurship event set for Tunisia

The Riyeda entrepreneurship event is set to take place in Tunis, Tunisia in February, bringing together 8,000 delegates to discuss emerging trends, share experiences and advice, and network, with the aim of encouraging investment in Tunisia’s entrepreneurs. The two-day event will be held on 21-22 February at the Laico hotel ...

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Tunisia: CFE plans to finance 5300 entrepreneurs up to $16.7 million in 2018

Centre Financier aux Entrepreneurs (CFE) Tunisie, a Tunisian microfinance institution, plans to fund 5300 entrepreneurs up toTND40 million ($16.7 million) in 2018. The move is backed by an additional TND12 million provided by Tunisian American Enterprise Fund as part of its strategy to support microfinance institutions’ development and financing in Tunisia. ...

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IMF invites Arab nations to tackle public ‘frustration’

The International Monetary Fund is holding a two-day regional conference from Monday in Morocco with a message of reform amid growing “frustration” among the population of some Arab states. “Rising social tensions and protests in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa are a clear indication that the ...

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USGC to establish Tunisian center for feed manufacturing

In dual efforts to expand export opportunities and help local feed producers improve the quality of their products, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) plans to utilize a grant provided by the U.S. State Department to create a Center for Feed Manufacturing in Tunisia, world-grain.com reports. “Centered in North Africa, U.S. suppliers ...

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