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  • Iraq: Growth recovery despite structural woes

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IraqTunisiaIndustries: All
    Higher oil output should boost growth, but structural vulnerabilities, particularly high unemployment and a growing population, are being left unattended by the absence of any major legislative action.
  • Tunisia: Government & Tourists: Driving Forces in Economic Hardships

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: TunisiaIndustries: Banking & FinanceTourism
    In a move to defuse discontent over economic hardships, Tunisia raised the minimum wage for industrial and farm workers as well as pensions for hundreds of thousands of private-sector retirees by 6.5%.
  • AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation launch pan-African venture fund

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: TunisiaIndustries: Banking & FinanceServices: Investment Promotion
    This partnership capitalises on the pan-African presence of AfricInvest teams (eight offices over the continent) and its in-depth knowledge of the entrepreneurial networks across Africa, as well as the experience and depth of Cathay Innovation's global platform that connects the main technological ecosystems in Europe, China and the United States.
  • Geopolitics drive oil, again

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: BahrainChina...Industries: Oil & GasBanking & Finance...
    Spending cuts in Bahrain could slow economic growth and proposals to cut subsidies have faced stiff opposition from some MPs, as well as members of the Al-Wefaq opposition in parliament.
  • Will the Iranian regime lose ground as Rouhani loses sway?

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: EgyptIran...Industries: Oil & GasBanking & Finance
    Saudi Arabia is on track to reduce its budget deficit to 7% of GDP or less this year from 8.6% in 2017 if oil prices remain at the current average for the rest of 2018.
  • Qatar: Against all odds

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesChina...Industries: Oil & GasBanking & Finance...
    One year on, the boycott of Qatar by a group of regional states has not had the detrimental impact on the economy that most envisaged.
  • Dubai firm buys Tunisian fish-farm business

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesTunisiaIndustries: Agribusiness
    Sokotra Capital, a Dubai firm set up by former UBS Group AG banker Albert Momdjian, led a consortium of investors in acquiring fish-farm L’Aquaculture Tunisienne for an undisclosed amount.
  • Renewable Energy in Tunisia (2018)

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: TunisiaIndustries: Clean EnergyEnvironment
    The history of the regulatory framework for the renewables sector in Tunisia dates to the creation of the country’s national electric company, la Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG), by decree in 1962, and later to the creation of l’Agence Nationale pour la Maîtrise de l’Energie (ANME) in 1985.
  • North Africa: Tourism boosts recovery

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesChina...Industries: Oil & GasAviation...
    Despite being badly hit by uncertainty associated with the Arab Spring revolutions and other turmoil that has followed, there are some signs of recovery.
  • Renewable Energy in Tunisia: an overview of recent developments (2017)

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: TunisiaIndustries: Clean EnergyEnvironment
    ANME, now a public entity under the supervision of the Ministry of Industry responsible for energy policy management and the promotion of renewable energy sources, saw its specific mission, organization, and functions modified by laws n°2000-1124 and n°2004-795 in May 2000 and March 2004 respectively. The latter followed on the heels of the country’s first energy efficiency law (n°2004-72 of August 2004).