Algeria

October 19, 2000

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Four thousand civil defense guards in Algeria have resigned from the force, complaining of being abandoned by the authorities, said a newspaper.

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Several accords, agreements and letters of intent were signed yesterday between Canada and Algeria, at the end of a three-day visit to Algiers by a Canadian Trade Mission. The total value of the deals

October 18, 2000

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Indicators:   1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  2.0  6.2  5.0  Inflation (%)  5.0  4.5  6.0  Total Exports (US$bn)  10.12  9.72  16.0  Total Imports (US$bn)  9.3  8.8  8.5  Trade balance (U

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Violent incidents are nothing new in Algeria. What makes the latest rounds increasingly troubling is the fact that they have been accompanied by pessimistic economic signals, a disturbing mixture. A M

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During the final days of 1999, President Abdulaziz Bouteflika appointed Ahmed Benbitour as Algeria's new Prime Minister. Benbitour chose a group of technocrats to head the important oil, finance, and

October 12, 2000

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OPEC could increase production by 500,000 barrels per day from October 27 if the price of crude oil remains above 28 dollars per barrel for 20 successive valuations, Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Kh

October 11, 2000

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Algerian authorities implicitly barred a planned demonstration in support of the Palestinians by issuing a "reminder" that all marches are banned in t

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Twenty-four people have been killed in Algeria in fresh attacks blamed on Islamic extremists or in security forces operations against them, according

October 9, 2000

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Algeria and Argentina signed an accord Thursday aimed at boosting and protecting investments, Algerian officials said. The accord was signed by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem and his Ar

October 5, 2000

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Islamic extremists killed 12 soldiers and injured six others in separate attacks, according to local press reports.

October 2, 2000

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The finance ministers of Algeria and the Czech Republic have reached agreement according to which Algeria will pay $60 million in outstanding debts over the coming three years. The debts result from l

September 28, 2000

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Algeria\'s currency reserves stood at $7.8 billion at the end of July, up from $7.5 billion the previous month, the central bank reported. The foreign currency reserves were $6.5 billion at the end of

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In the opening speech of the heads of state summit in Caracas Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called for OPEC nations to show more solidarity with other less developed nations. OPEC policy sho

September 27, 2000

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The Algerian army has destroyed an important base of a terrorist group near Blida, 50 km western Algier, according to Elkhabar daily.  The base is tho

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Algeria has begun expelling a group of about two thousand illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa who have been stranded on the border with Morocco