Investing in Tunisia

Tunisia has a diverse economy, with important agricultural, mining, tourism, and manufacturing sectors. Governmental control of economic affairs while still heavy has gradually lessened over the past decade with increasing privatization, simplification of the tax structure, and a prudent approach to debt. Progressive social policies also have helped raise living conditions in Tunisia relative to the region. Real growth, which averaged almost 5% over the past decade, declined to 4.6% in 2008 and to 3-4% in 2009-10 because of economic contraction and slowing of import demand in Europe - Tunisia's largest export market. However, development of non-textile manufacturing, a recovery in agricultural production, and strong growth in the services sector somewhat mitigated the economic effect of slowing exports. Tunisia will need to reach even higher growth levels to create sufficient employment opportunities for an already large number of unemployed as well as the growing population of university graduates. The challenges ahead include: privatizing industry, liberalizing the investment code to increase foreign investment, improving government efficiency, reducing the trade deficit, and reducing socioeconomic disparities in the impoverished south and west.

Bourse de Tunis -
Central Bank of Tunisia -

TOTAL Tunisia -
Societe Adwya - ADWYA -
Air Liquide - AIR LIQUIDE TSIE -
Societe Chimique Alkimia - ALKIMIA -
Amen Bank - AB -
L'Accumulateur Tunisien Assad - ASSAD -
Companie d'Assurances et de Reassurances - AST -
Arab Tunisian Bank - TB -
Arab Tunisian Lease - ATL -
Banque de l'Habitat - BH -
Banque Internationale Arabe de Tunisie - BIAT -
Banque Nationale Agricole - BNA -
Banque de Tunisie - BT -
Banque de Tunisie et des Emirats - BTE -
Compagnie Internationale de Leasing - CIL
El Mazraa - MAZ -
El Wifack Leasing - WIFACK
Electrostar - LSTR -
Essoukna - SOKNA
General Leasing - GL -

Tunisia News
La Presse (Tunis) -
Tunisia Online (Tunis) -

Countries that border Tunisia: Algeria | Libya

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