Tunisia

August 24, 2000

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The market carried an impressive U-turn in mid-week to climb at new heights on Friday.

August 23, 2000

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Italian customs seized Monday 5.76 tonnes of cigarettes of a well-known US brand in containers in the Genoa port area after being illegally imported from Tunisia.

August 22, 2000

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Twelve thousand attend Saber Ruba’ee concert in Carthage Festival.

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Tunisia's Telecommunication Minister Announces that the country will invest US$250m in telecommunications projects in the year 2000.

August 20, 2000

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Tunisia’s agricultural sector has grown by 40 percent over the past 12 years. And, the sector’s self-sufficiency ratio reached the115 percent-mark last year.

August 19, 2000

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Germany has credited Tunisia 73.6 million Deutsche marks for upgrading its private enterprises.

August 16, 2000

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The Tunis indexes ended at all time highs in spite of flagging mood whereas acceleration in all sectors declined sharply apart from financials more poised to swing higher.

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To June 2000, BIAT, Tunisian largest privately owned bank, posted total assets of TND two billion increasing by 28 percent and a net earnings rise of 22.5 percent at TND 13.129 million.

August 10, 2000

03:00 GMT

Tunis Stock Exchange was in full swing despite evident controversies on half-yearly releases.

August 9, 2000

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SFBT achieved a good first half. Sales volume rose 18 percent up to TND 43.7 million allowing operating income to record a hike of 17 percent at TND 47.5 million.

August 8, 2000

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The Central Bank of Tunisia announced economic figures for 1999 that showed an improvement on the previous year.

August 4, 2000

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Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and Tunisian president Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali have discussed ways of strengthening economic ties.

August 2, 2000

03:00 GMT

(TUSTEX) – The market indexes continued to rise for the first three working days this week on the back of extended gains from SOTETEL and SFBT.

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(TUSTEX) – BT (La Banque de Tunisie) published its interim results reflecting a robust growth in profit amid its aggressive lending policy.

July 31, 2000

03:00 GMT

A leading Tunisian rights activist said he has been fired from his job, hours after President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali strongly attacked critics of the