Trade

Economy to ‘Remain Tough,’ 2015 to Be Worse, Says Government

Economy to ‘Remain Tough,’ 2015 to Be Worse, Says Government
| 11 April 2014 12:02 pm

A government spokesman has warned that Tunisia’s economic situation is likely to become even more difficult between now and 2015. [...]

Business in the Tunis Medina Not as Vibrant as its Storefronts

Business in the Tunis Medina Not as Vibrant as its Storefronts
| 05 March 2014 5:45 pm

Winter is never a very profitable season for stallholders in the Tunis Medina, the centuries-old quarter in the middle of [...]

Buyers Seeing Red at Tomato Paste Price Hike

Buyers Seeing Red at Tomato Paste Price Hike
| 04 March 2014 2:06 pm

A subsidy cut has increased the price of concentrated tomato paste, commonly sold canned in Tunisia, drawing ire from retailers [...]

Tunisia-Algeria Trade Agreement to Take Effect

Growth in Exports Slows, Trade Gap Remains Large

Investment

Ben Ali Family’s Corrupt Grasp on Tunisian Economy Detailed in New Report

Ben Ali Family’s Corrupt Grasp on Tunisian Economy Detailed in New Report

| 27 March 2014 5:25 pm

A new report from the World Bank released Thursday confirmed what Tunisians have long known. The Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali [...]

New 5 Dinar Bill Replaces Last Ben Ali Banknote

| 21 March 2014 9:15 am

A new five dinar bill was introduced this week in Tunisia, replacing the last vestige of Ben Ali-era propaganda on [...]

Energy

Tunisian Government Raises Fuel Prices to Cut Budget Deficit

Tunisian Government Raises Fuel Prices to Cut Budget Deficit
| 05 March 2013 11:40 am

An increase in fuel prices went into effect Tuesday at midnight following an annoucement by the Ministry of Industry. The [...]

Renewable Energy Sector Promises Jobs in Tunisia

Renewable Energy Sector Promises Jobs in Tunisia
| 01 February 2013 10:29 am

The launch Monday of a Tunisian-German government partnership focusing on renewable energy could help create jobs for young graduates, according [...]

Labor Unrest in Tunisia Continues to Disrupt Foreign Business

Labor Unrest in Tunisia Continues to Disrupt Foreign Business
| 29 January 2013 5:20 pm

Canadian oil and gas company Winstar reported yesterday that it has shut down production in three southern oil concessions since [...]

Tunisia Exhibits “Weaknesses” in Global Energy Competitiveness

Shell Responds to Concerns Over Shale Gas Extraction in Tunisia

Development

Tunisia Pitches Development Projects to Arab Funders

Tunisia Pitches Development Projects to Arab Funders
| 09 April 2014 11:23 am

Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa met with finance ministers of Arab countries on Tuesday and Wednesday in an attempt build economic [...]

African Development Bank Maintains $2.1 Billion in Support for Tunisia

African Development Bank Maintains $2.1 Billion in Support for Tunisia
| 20 March 2014 9:29 am

The African Development Bank will maintain programs in Tunisia worth $2.1 billion over the next two years, the bank said [...]

IMF Approves $507 Million Loan Disbursement

IMF Approves $507 Million Loan Disbursement
| 30 January 2014 4:30 pm

The International Monetary Fund announced Wednesday the release of a $507 million disbursement, the second installment of a $1.74 billion [...]

High Inflation Persists Through November

Citing Weak Economy in Tunisia, IMF Continues to Withhold Funds

Labor

Union and Government Discuss Potential Minimum Wage Increase

Union and Government Discuss Potential Minimum Wage Increase

| 13 March 2014 10:55 am

Tunisia’s largest labor union and the government agreed to revise the country’s minimum wage, state news agency TAP reported on [...]

Protesting Police Officers Block Traffic at Major Tunis Roundabout

| 12 March 2014 5:45 pm

A tense situation developed in the heart of Tunis Wednesday as hundreds of striking police officers stopped vehicles from circulating [...]

Technology

Tunisia Alleged Transit Route for Bribes in Helicopter Scandal

Tunisia Alleged Transit Route for Bribes in Helicopter Scandal
| 20 February 2013 8:44 am

Alleged kickbacks made by helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland to secure a €560 million defense deal with India’s government in March 2010 [...]

Prime Minister Jebali Pays Visit to High-Tech Center

Prime Minister Jebali Pays Visit to High-Tech Center
| 22 July 2012 3:55 pm

Tunisia’s technological sector received a visit from interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali yesterday, according to TAP. Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali [...]

Libyan-Tunisian Cooperation in Communications Sector Agreement Reached

Libyan-Tunisian Cooperation in Communications Sector Agreement Reached
| 20 July 2012 5:00 pm

A bilateral agreement of cooperation between Tunisia and Libya in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be [...]

Bill Gates Invited to Attend Forum on Business and Technology in Tunisia

Tunisie Telecom’s Monopoly Over Internet Infrastructure Blamed for High Bandwidth Costs