Tunisia

October 18, 2000

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On October 24, 1999, over 90 percent of Tunisia’s eligible voters flocked to the polls to overwhelmingly support the state’s incumbent President, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. Ben Ali, 62, easily won a thi

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Indicators:  1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  5.0  6.2  5.8  Inflation (%)  3.1  2.7  3.2  Total Exports (US$bn)  5.92  5.78  6.70  Total Imports (US$bn)  8.59  8.33  9.50  Trade balance (

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Les débuts haussiers, à peine ébauchés, n'ont pas suffi à restaurer la quiétude sur un marché très nerveux qui finira par fléchir sur le reste de la semaine dans de modestes montants de transactions.

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IDB announced a loan of $20 million for Tunisia, taking the total IDB development loans to the north African state to 826 million dollars.

October 17, 2000

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Those who wait for the Carthage Film Festival will not be disappointed with this year’s lineup.

October 16, 2000

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The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) announced Monday a loan of 20 million dollars for Tunisia.

October 6, 2000

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A Tunisair plane with doctors and medical aid on board landed in Baghdad on Wednesday, in the latest Arab solidarity flight against decade-old sanctions.

October 5, 2000

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The market picked up from weakness early this week to stage a five-session rally after the temporary gloomy sentiment has been driven out.

September 29, 2000

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Turmoil hit the Tunisian market this week pushing all indexes lower at their August's lowest levels.

September 28, 2000

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Some 70 experts gathered in Tunis to discuss ways of stemming the flow of humanity from poor northern and sub-Saharan Africa nations to the wealthier

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Tunisia has begun a program to sharpen the competitive edge of 760 firms to take advantage of the country's trade association with the European Union. The Tunisian government has earmarked $1.2 billio

September 27, 2000

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The powerful station of El Haouaria, at Cape Bon, might be compared to a father who gives an energetic but carefully controlled push to the child sitting on a swing. It is a marvel of technology; No

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In Tunisia the Transmed has a highly sensitive observation post, the dispatch room at the Cape Bon plant. All the data collected along the gas pipeline come to this room via cable or radio. Note: or

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The discovery of the giant El Borma oilfield by Agip technicians in 1964 was an event full of promise for the future and opened the era of cooperation between Eni and Tunisia. Note: originally publi

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INTRODUCTION: From the Tunisian coast the Transmed runs across the seabed to the Sicilian coast and then up to Minerbio, in the middle of the Po Valley. The huge pipeline linking Africa and Europe, b