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Tunisia, Germany ink USD1.9b investment deals

Tunisia and Germany were announced to have inked five investment deals on various fields at a value of around USD1.9 billion. The five documents were secured during a trip to Tunisia made by Gerd Muller, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. The agreements Tunisia and Germany penned were ...

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IFC to provide EUR 40m for sustainable energy financing in Tunisia

Tunisia-based Attijari Bank will get EUR 40 million (USD 46.4m) in debt from the International Finance Corp (IFC) to support climate-related projects and smaller businesses. The bank, part of the  Attijariwafa bank Group, will also use the funds from the subordinated loan to improve its capital base and expand its ...

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Security co-operation discussed as Saudi ambassador in Tunis meets with Interior Minister

Interior Minister Hicham Fourati met Thursday in Tunis with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Tunisia Mohammed Bin Mahmoud Al-Ali. The meeting focused on security co-operation and ways to develop it, particularly in the field of continuing training and exchange of expertise, according to a statement from the Interior Ministry. A joint ...

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Paymee, revolution in mobile and online payment for Tunisian economy founded by Tunisian ICT engineer Marwen Amamou

         “Dream big, work hard and stay humble”  Marwen Amamou The worldwide mobile payment revenue in 2015 was 450 billion U.S. dollars and is expected to surpass 1 trillion U.S. dollars in 2019. The spread of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets has led to the strong growth of mobile ...

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Tunisia FM on Karabakh conflict: We are not going to take one side or another

Tunisia will not take one side or the other when it comes to the conflict between other countries, Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said during the PACE autumn session in his response to the Azerbaijani delegate. The Minister responded to Azerbaijani delegate Huseynov who seemed to ask a question with the ...

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HPR of Tunisia passes anti-racism law

The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) has adopted a law criminalising racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. It is a historic vote on the elimination of all the forms of racial discrimination, with 125 votes for, 1 against and 5 abstentions. The purpose of this Act is to eliminate all ...

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Governments must invest more in disaster risk reduction, says IFRC

Disasters will continue to hamper efforts to achieve sustainable development unless governments do more to anticipate and reduce their risk, warns the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), during the Africa-Arab Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Tunis. This year, millions of people living in ...

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Orientea, a global invention with the challenge to target the world

Faycel Ouerdien started his own business just after he graduated from the university. After many trials and different ideas for establishing a profitable business in medicinal plants, he made up his mind with the idea of inventing soluble green tea that can be prepared in thirty seconds or even less. ...

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Olive Oil Production Up More Than 25 Percent, Consumption Edges Higher

Provisional data analyzed by the International Olive Council (IOC) forecasts a 28 percent increase of olive oil production this year compared with last. Global production reached 3,315,000 tons in the 2017/2018 crop year, although the data is only provisional.– International Olive Council The data, which was provided by both member and non-member ...

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Digital banking, decashing, mobile payment and open banking theme of Seminar in UTICA

A seminar on “the development of digital banking and payment means,” was organised Tuesday at the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) headquarters. The gathering focused on the development of urgent proposals to encourage digital banking transactions, with a view to their integration into the 2019 finance law. ...

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