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December 13, 2017

The national production of olive oil is expected to reach this season a quantity varying between 260 and 280 thousand tonnes, that is a 160% rise compared to the past season, announced the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources"...


Tunisians call to criminalize normalization with Israel
December 16, 2017

Scores of Tunisian protesters on Friday demanded the passage of legislation that would criminalize diplomatic normalization with Israel.

Protesters articulated the demand at a rally held to mark the passage of one year since the death of Mohamed al-Zawari, a Tunisian aviation engineer -- and Hamas member -- who was assassinated last"...

Tunisia: Abraaj completes purchase of EIT stake in Tunisie Telecom
December 16, 2017

The Dubai-based Abraaj Group, a buyout firm that manages about US$10 billion in assets, has purchased a stake in Tunisie Telecom from the telecoms investment unit of Dubai Holding.

“Upon completion, this will represent the largest ever private equity investment in Tunisia, demonstrating Abraaj’s faith in the company and"...

Tunisia: Tunisair operates maiden flight to Cotonou
December 16, 2017

The A320 plane Farhat Hached of national carrier Tunisair landed, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm (Tunis time) at the international airport of Cotonou, capital of Benin, after its takeoff from Tunis-Carthage, 10:30 am for its maiden flight 401 to its 7th sub-Saharan destination.

This new air service linking Tunisia and Benin"...

December 16, 2017

Due to the restrictive effect of the external sector deficit (-14.3 billion dinars at the end of November), the acceleration of imports has increased the banks’ reliance on the central bank for the purchase of foreign exchange to cover external commitments of economic agents.

As a result, the overall volume of bank refinancing with the BCT has hit a new record high.


December 16, 2017

The Executive Board of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) expressed the 'great disappointment of the different sectors and regions of the employers’ organisation' at the final version of the 2018 Finance Act, adopted by the House of People’s Representatives (HPR).

The executive board, which met Friday at the headquarters"...

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