Mediterranean Panorama exhibition to be organized by North Events next March 17-19 in Stockholm

The Mediterranean Panorama exhibition will be organized by North Events on March 17-19, 2017, in Stockholm. It is expected to be the largest tourism fair in Sweden and one of the largest and most dynamic ones in the Scandinavian market. The Mediterranean Panorama will be held in an area of 8,000 sq.m. at the Exhibition Centre of Stockholm, Stockholmsm?ssan, and will incorporate the Grekland Panorama, which recorded a great success in the last three years with more than 11,000 visitors. The main pillar of the Mediterranean Panorama will be Greece,…

Tunisia: Launch of new phase of “Moussanada” Fund

In an effort to coordinate support for reforms and development in Tunisia, the World Bank, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the EU and Tunisia launched on Thursday 12 January 2017, in Tunis the second phase of the Moussanada Fund to support the Tunisian government in its reforms, particularly modernization of the financial sector, strengthening of governance and support to local authorities for the successful implementation of decentralization. The launch took place on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Tunis, in the presence of the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Fadhel Abdelkefi.It…

Enda Tamweel launches its first mobile counters for inland governorates

Enda Tamweel has announced three mobile counters in inland governorates namely  Jendouba, Mahdia and Nabeul to enable micro-entrepreneurs to benefit from micro-credit in isolated and disadvantaged areas. The first of these counters starts its tour from the Jendouba agency on Saturday to serve Oued Meliz, Ghardimaou, Fernana and Aïn Draham. From January 10, the second counter will start serving Boumerdes, Karkar and El Jem from the Mahdia agency.  Finally, on January 21, 2017, the third window will start from the agency of Nabeul to serve Kelibia, Hammam Ghezez, Dar Allouche…

Tunisia: “Disrupt Revolution”, crossroads of young entrepreneurs from southern Tunisia

Mercy Corps Tunisia, its platform Micro Mentor Tunisia and its partner Cozi Coworking Café celebrate the revolution under the sign of entrepreneurship. On Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 15, 2017, “Disrupt Revolution” gives an appointment to young entrepreneurs from the south of Tunisia in the premises of Cozi Coworking Café in Houmt Souk, Djerba. This event aims to make the region a new hub of decentralized innovation, employability and entrepreneurship.Several young people have met the challenge of investing in cities of the south which, despite their development potential and…

Thinking smaller: Why Tunisian olives hold the key to the UK’s post-Brexit trading success

On reaching the Americas in 1519, Hernán Cortés burnt his ships. Pointing up the beach he told his astonished crew that, since retreating to Europe was no longer an option, the only way was forward to the possibilities he anticipated in the New World. Britain now stands on the brink of its Cortés moment. When Article 50 is triggered there will be no way back. Brexit Britain’s success will hinge not on the European union but on our ability to trade freely in markets worldwide, including small ones. They’re harvesting…

Programme to promote Tunisian citrus production

A programme to promote citrus commercialisation on the French, Russian, Algerian and other markets, besides domestic, has been accepted by the GIF (Inter-professionnal fruit group) in partnership with the concerned parties. France is one of Tunisia’s main export markets and it has been decided that a programme aiming at the final consumer, wholesale intermediaries and large retailers should be set up. Therefore, a Maltese orange-tasting stand will be set up at the Salon d’Agriculture in Paris (25th February- 5th March 2017), where over 600,000 visitors are expected. A tasting day…

Tunisia: expected growth rate of 3% in 2017 (World Bank Group report)

Tunisia is expected to record a growth rate of 3% in 2017, 3.7% in 2018 and 4% in 2019. Morocco is expected to post a growth rate of 4% and Algeria’s growth is expected to reach 2.9 percent, according to the latest Global Economic Prospects reported released Tuesday by the World Bank Group. According to the same WB forecasts, growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is expected to improve to 3.1% in 2017 against projected global growth of 2.7%, despite the decline in investment. The growth…

Tunisia: CEPEX to organize multi-sector prospecting mission in Poland

The Exports Promotion Centre (CEPEX) is organizing a multi-sector prospecting mission in Poland (Central Europe) from February 13 to 15, 2017. The trip, organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Tunisia in Warsaw and the Polish Chamber of Commerce “KIG”, is part of the process of diversifying export markets and seeking new Tunisian products and services, “the CEPEX said in a statement.  The mission program includes the organization of an information and partnership day at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, B2B meetings, tasting sessions of Tunisian local products as well…

Tunisia seeks buyers after record orange harvest

Tunisia is desperately looking for orange lovers after a bumper harvest of 550,000 tonnes of the fruit half of which could be destroyed if there are no buyers, experts say. According to Mohamed Ali Jandoubi, who heads the Groupement Interprofessionel des Fruits (GIF), an association of citrus fruit growers, farmers have harvested 550,000 tonnes of oranges so far this year. “Over the past five years we reached a ceiling of 400,000 tonnes. This year we’ve harvested 550,000 tonnes. It’s huge,” said Jandoubi. “Half of it could be destroyed” if there…

Fitch: IMF Deals Ease Frontier Market Pressures

Support from the IMF has helped to mitigate external liquidity risks and reduced the medium-term default risks in several frontier markets that entered into new programmes in 2016, Fitch Ratings says. However, potential improvements in sovereign credit profiles will depend on each country’s level of compliance with IMF conditions, and implementation risks are often high. In the two years leading up to their IMF loans, Fitch took negative rating action on five of the eight sovereigns that entered Standby Arrangements or Extended Fund Facilities in 2016 – Iraq, Kenya, Sri…