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Tunisian banks on shaky ground as economic woes continue

November 25, 2021

The north African country faced numerous challenges long before Covid-19 struck, but the path to much-needed reforms is a difficult one.

Unrest in Tunisia adds to pressure on domestic banks

July 28, 2021

Uncertain political situation after president sacks prime minister likely to affect the operating environment for Tunisian banks.

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Tunisia's central bank governor looks to a new age of stability

August 1, 2019

Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, talks about containing inflation and the potential impact of the country’s upcoming elections.

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

Old lessons help EBRD strengthen future prospects

November 1, 2013

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's managing director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, Hildegard Gacek, explains how expertise and past experience are now enabling the EBRD to assist Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Tunisia through a period of great economic and political change.

North African Islamic finance in the post Arab Spring world

North African Islamic finance in the post-Arab Spring world

November 7, 2012

The Arab Spring uprisings have brought change on an unprecedented scale to north Africa over the past couple of years, but what impact have these changes had upon the region's appetite for Islamic finance?

Resilience underpins Arab banks

Top Arab banks ranking, 2012

October 1, 2012

Arab banks offset the turmoil of the Arab Spring and offered a robust performance in 2011 with impressive growth across the key financial indicators. And with minimal exposure to the eurozone crisis, the region's banks are expected to continue their recovery from the global financial crisis.

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After the Arab Spring: the revival of north Africa's capital markets

September 3, 2012

North African capital markets were hit hard in the wake of the Arab Spring uprisings that cut through the region in 2011. Economic activity was left disjointed and north African bourses experienced sharp declines in trading. The Banker looks at whether the increased liberalisation of these countries' economies can encourage foreign investment and benefit their respective exchanges.

Jalloul Ayed

Tunisia's plan to make democracy work

January 3, 2012

After the Arab Spring uprisings, Tunisia's new democratically elected government has the task of attracting investment to the country and creating jobs for its youthful population. Its Jasmine Plan, which heavily involves the private sector, is intended to do just this.

Euro-Med pact drives reforms

February 2, 2005

Merger moves in Morocco and the promise of privatisation in Algeria give hope for a more vibrant banking sector in the Maghreb region, writes Jon Marks.

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