Marzouki, New Zealand Minister of Trade Discuss Ways to Strengthen Co-Operation

Ways to strengthen co-operation prospects between Tunisia and New Zealand in the areas of agriculture and renewable energy were discussed as caretaker President Moncef Marzouki met, Thursday in Carthage Palace, with New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser. The two sides discussed ways to make the most of the experience of New Zealand in the academic field. Mr. Groser said […]

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CAREPP Approves Creation of Virtual Company in Postal Sector

The Recovery and Restructuring Commission of Public Funded Companies (CAREPP), which met Thursday in Kasbah, agreed to the creation of a virtual company in the postal sector. The meeting, chaired by interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, examined a number of public minority shareholdings in companies operating in the property and tourism sectors, a Prime Ministry press release said. Members of […]

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GEF to Donate 9.22 MTD to Tunisia to Co-Finance Oasis Development Project

The Global Environment Fund (GEF), the largest funder of environment projects, announced a donation of 9.22 MTD (5.73 million dollars) to co-finance a sustainable management project of oasis systems in southern Tunisia. The four-year project (2014-2018) seeks to improve management systems of natural resources in the Oases of Gabes, Tozeur, Kebili and Gafsa. A negotiation protocol will be signed, on […]

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BCT Governor Predicts Growth Rate of About Three Percent in 2014

Governor of Tunisia’s Central Bank (BCT) Chedly Ayari predicted a growth rate of about 3% in 2014 against 2.6% in the previous year. A recent World Bank Report on Global Economic Prospects said Tunisia would achieve a growth rate of nearly 2.5% in 2015. In a statement to TAP, on the sidelines of his participation in the Tunisia-Gulf Investment Forum, […]

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TBCC and British Council Sign Partnership Agreement

The Tunisian-British Chamber of Commerce (TBCC) and the British Council signed recently a partnership agreement to organise two training session “Business English” and “English for Finance,” to be offered by TBCC to its members and taught by British Council teachers. It was also agreed to launch the campaign “English Language Week for Tunisia,” May 26-31 in the governorates of Tunis, […]

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Current Account Deficit Reaches 2.4 Percent of GDP – 1st Quarter of 2014

During the first quarter of 2014, the current account deficit reached 2.4% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), asserted Nidhal Ouerfelli, Official Spokesman for the Prime Ministry and Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Co-ordination and Monitoring of Economic Affairs. He said to the media, at the end of a cabinet meeting held, Friday in Kasbah, under the […]

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