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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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Tourism: Tunisia launches advertising campaign

An advertising campaign to promote Tunisia as a tourist destination has been launched . The Tunisian National Tourist Office is using the tag line ‘It’s time for Tunisia’ in promotions which will run until the end of the year. Thomas Cook resumed flights to Tunisia from Birmingham, Manchester and Gatwick ...

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Libya, Tunisia review cooperation in banking sector

The governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) Siddiq Al-Kabir met with the Tunisian Central Bank governor Marwan Abbasi in Tunis. According to the CBL website, the meeting discussed cooperation between the two institutions and exchange of coordination and expertise, especially in the field of combating money laundering and ...

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Date export revenues edge up 31%

The date export revenues for the current season (October 1, 2017-May 9, 2018) increased by  31% in value, reaching 597,887 million dinars (MD) against 458,045 MD during the same period in 2017. In volume, Tunisia exported about 101,000 tonnes of dates during the current season against 88,000 tonnes during the ...

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Tourism to ‘prevail’ over terror threat

Tourism growth “will prevail” over security threats from terrorism, Tui Group chief executive Fritz Joussen has insisted. Tui returned to Tunisia from the UK last week for the first time since the massacre of 38 people, including 30 Tui UK customers, in Sousse in June 2015 and Joussen said: “Sousse ...

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Libyan-Tunisian trade set to increase in 2018 : General Union of Libyan Chambers

The head of the General Union of Libyan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mohamed al-Raeid, predicted a rise in trade between Libya and Tunisia this year due to measures put in place to facilitate trade between the two countries, the Tripoli-based LANA state news agency reported today. “The volume of ...

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EBRD projects growth rate of 2.7% in 2018 and 3% in 2019 in Tunisia

The growth rate in Tunisia is projected to be 2.7% in 2018 and 3% in 2019, according to the latest forecasts of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in its Regional Economic Prospects report released Wednesday. The EBRD pointed out an improvement in the growth rate in the ...

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