The Government of Tunisia is collaborating with the country’s mobile operators to develop an SMS-based early warning system to alert citizens at risk of major natural disasters.
IFC signed a memoranda of understanding with two Tunisian start-up accelerators to help unlock the potential of innovative entrepreneurship in the country, with a focus on women-led start-ups and creating jobs for young people.
Further expanding its footprint in Africa, Andersen Global announced it has signed a Collaboration Agreement with Tunisia-based tax firm Jelil Bouraoui & Associates.
The EBRD is helping to increase the availability of funds for small firms in Tunisia through a local currency loan equivalent to €2 million to Advans Tunisie.
Hilton will once again be welcoming guests to the Tunisian capital city of Tunis from after a landmark deal was signed with the Groupe Alliance.
Eni Tunisia inaugurated a new photovoltaic plant in partnership with the national company, Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP).
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the competitiveness of small firms in Tunisia by increasing the availability of funds, with a €5 million loan to Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL).
The British Embassy in Tunisia announced a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter launched in Hammamet, one of the most popular tourism resorts for British visitors to Tunisia.
The African Development Bank launched the "Investia Enterprise" program to strengthen the dynamics of financial inclusion for Tunisian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €150 million loan to Tunisia.
[Tunisia] African Development Bank grants STEG €138 million for electricity and renewable energy project
The Board of Directors of the AfDB has approved a total funding of 138 million euros for the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG) to implement the project development and equipment of the electricity transmission network.
The Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in the city of Tunisia, Radisson Hotel Tunis.
“The urban opportunities far outweigh the challenges,” said Prof. Davis G. Mwamfupe, the Mayor of Dodoma, Tanzania, during his message to the Cities Leadership workshop, launching the City Diagnostics for five pilot cities in Africa.
The number of countries participating in the COMESA Free Trade Area is set to rise as Tunisia prepares to join the trading regime by the end of this year.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it is investing $1 million in Tunisia’s Anava Seed Fund (ASF) to boost the country's Startup Ecosystem.
IFC, Financial Market Council begin consultations for the implementation of the guiding principles for green bonds in Tunisia
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Financial Market Council today launched a series of consultations aimed at leading to the development of the guiding principles of the Tunisian green bond market, social and sustainable.
Tunisair Express and ATR have confirmed a firm order for three ATR 72-600s. The aircraft will renew Tunisair Express’s regional fleet and supply essential connectivity, both domestically and internationally.
The South African Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs have committed to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries in order to increase trade and investment.
In partnership with Panoro, (''Panoro Energy'') BW (''BW Energy'') has commenced the drilling of an exploration well at the Hibiscus Updip prospect on its Dussafu Marin permit, offshore Gabon.
Private Tunisian airline, Jasmin Airways, having made its first flight last month to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina is looking at strengthening its hand with its third aircraft being delivered this month.
The Africa e-learning market reached a value of more than US$ 792 Million in 2018, exhibiting a CAGR of around 14% during 2011-2018 according to the latest report by Research and Markets.
The CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, and Slim Feriani, Tunisian Minister of Industry, signed a new agreement for transporting Algerian natural gas through Tunisia.
The United States has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement (CMAA) with Tunisia marking a significant milestone in collaboration on security and facilitation of lawful trade between the two countries.
Temenos, the banking software company, today announced that the Arab Tunisian Bank (ATB) has become the latest bank in the country to select Temenos for its digital transformation program.
Eni has inaugurated in Tataouine, in the south of Tunisia, the construction site for a photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of 10 MW.
Orange has launched the “Orange Digital Centre” in Tunisia’s capital Tunis, a place built around a completely new concept and entirely dedicated to innovation.
Huawei and Tunisia have agreed to strengthen cooperation on ICT talents cultivation, digital economy development and public safety.
European Investment Bank invests $15 million in Africa Industrialization Fund to support growth capital investments
The European Investment Bank has signed a commitment of $15 million with the SPE Africa Industrialization I Fund, targeting growth capital investments in SMEs and mid-market companies.
The KNCCI in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia organized the 1st Kenya-Tunisia Business Forum with the aim of creating long-term economic relations between Tunisia and Kenya.
IFC and Tunisia’s Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy are launching a ground-breaking program designed to support high-potential startups and drive innovation across North Africa.
IFC signed an agreement with Banque de l’Habitat to launch a pioneering project that will help the bank boost financial inclusion for women in Tunisia and launch a digital offering for its customers.
The African Export-Import Bank is to implement a Tunisia-Africa Trade and Investment Promotion Programme with an initial $500 million to promote trade between Tunisia and the rest of Africa.
The Egyptian Exchange has started activating the MoU with Tunisian Stock Exchange in preparation for the 17th Joint High Committee Meetings which will be hosted by Tunisia in the first quarter of 2019.
The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced a deeper partnership for economic development in six countries in Africa.
The Director General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed three new funding agreements of €5.8 million for projects in Mozambique, Tunisia and MENA regions.
Egypt and Tunisia have signed a working program to exchange expertise in the fields of sea fishing and fish farming for 2019/20.
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to have improved to 1.7 percent in 2018, contributed by acceleration in activity of both oil exporters and importers.
[Tunisia] AfDB, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development invest €150 million to improve sanitation in small municipalities
The African Development Bank and EBRD have signed a loan agreement to finance the sanitation programme for small Tunisian municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants.
Utopixar, a Tunisian startup set to deliver a social collaboration tool for communities and organisations has received up to $100,000 from UNICEF to improve the lives of the country’s most vulnerable children.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Banque de l’Habitat (BH) has signed for T24 Core Banking, Payments, Channels, Analytics, Financial Crime Mitigation and Enterprise Risk Management.
Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia.
At least 3.5 million euros have been invested by the Alaturca Pedras Naturais plant, a company belonging to the Bongani Investment group, in the second line of cutting and polishing of ornamental rocks,
The North Africa mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in the third quarter of 2018.
South Africa Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has received the assurance of the Tunisian business people that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council.
The African Development Bank (AfDB), as part of its African Women's Access to Finance Initiative (AFAWA), is partnering with Entreprenarium to build the capacity of 1,000 women entrepreneurs on the continent.
The president of the AfDB and the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development met during the Africa Investment Forum and discussed new avenues for cooperation between the two institutions.
Panoro Tunisia Exploration has signed a Heads of Terms with Tunisian state-owned drilling contractor, for the use of the CTF-4, a 2,000-horsepower onshore rig.
The ECA Office for North Africa has launched the first Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries.
Due to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth in Tunisia have accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter.
Development projects financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have contributed to better living conditions and less poverty in rural areas of Tunisia.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a €40 million subordinated loan to Attijari bank Tunisia, a leading private bank in Tunisia, part of the Attijariwafa bank Group, to help strengthen its capital base and grow its lending operations.
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s commitment to creating an excellent work environment for its employees.
Chinese based LONGi Solar has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the Tunisian project developer SHAMS Technology for a long-term cooperation.
Unionaire Group has entered into a partnership with MIDCO, a subsidiary of the Tunisia-based Loukil Group, under an arrangement facilitated by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).
SOKOTRA Capital, a Dubai-based private investment company specializing in the agriculture and aquaculture sectors, has announced that a SOKOTRA Capital led consortium has completed the acquisition of 100% of AT.
Tunisia and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement for the launch of a pilot project to use drones for data collection to enhance management of agricultural projects in the country.
The membership COMESA has risen to 21 following the admission of Tunisia and Somalia at the 20th Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Lusaka, Zambia.
The International Services arm of TIM Group, and Tunisie Telecom have announced the upgrade of Tunisie Telecom’s international IP transit connectivity.
By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
The World Bank announced today US$130 million in additional support for decentralization in Tunisia, which is putting local governments in charge of addressing the development needs of their communities.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft says it continues to notice a marked interest in pre- owned aircrafts in Africa with over seven airlines in the continent having placed orders in the last three months.
International fintech service provider eServGlobal has deepened its collaboration with existing customer, Ooredoo Tunisia through a two-year contract, which encompasses technology platform upgrades as well as two-years of support through to 2019.
Proparco has taken an equity participation worth 5.9 million in Enda Tamweel, the pioneering microfinance institution in Tunisia.
[Tunisia] Islamic Development Bank approves $184 million for energy, healthcare and social integration projects
Islamic Development Bank’s Board of Executive Directors meeting has approved mega financing for different projects in Tunisia.
Teleperformance and Vermeg Tunisia are topping the list of the best places to work in Tunisia for 2018 program, according to the annual Workplace survey driven by the global research firm Best Companies Group USA.
Despite fierce opposition, Tunisia has been added to the European blacklist of third countries thought to be at “high risk” of money laundering and terrorist financing.
The Director General of the AfDB for North Africa and the Tunisian Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation have signed two loan agreements relating to support of the development of technical and technological skills.
The Board of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of €112 million to help finance the North-East Road Connectivity Support Project in Tunisia.
The Economic Commission for Africa is focusing on essential components of structural transformation, such as sustainable investment in infrastructures and new industries.
The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan.
[Tunisia] European Investment Bank, Banque de l'Habitat sign $140 million credit facility to boost business financing
The European Investment Bank and Banque de l'Habitat have signed a new line of credit to strengthen access to bank financing for Tunisian companies, supporting more than 250 SMEs and over 1,600 jobs in Tunisia.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of $141 million to Tunisia, intended to finance the second phase of the Regional Development Support Program.
Tunisia plans to increase its trade with other African countries in general, and with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in particular.
Area9 Learning and Valia Investments have signed a long-term exclusive partnership to advance adaptive e-learning for corporations in North Africa and Middle East and North Africa region.
Demand Management, Inc., says that Manufacture de Panneaux Bois du Sud (MPBS), a leading paper and forest products company, has become the first company in Tunisia to go live on the Demand Solutions DSX supply chain planning platform.
The European Commission, on behalf of the EU, has approved the disbursement of a €200 million loan to Tunisia.
The African Export-Import Bank has initiated its first–ever intervention in Tunisia with a 50-million Euro Global Trade Facility in favor of Loukil Group of Tunisia.
The World Bank has announced a new $60 million project to help address the jobs challenge in Tunisia, with support for government efforts to better target employment programs and create more and better opportunities.
Antonius (Tony) Verheijen assumed office today as the new Word Bank Country Manager for Tunisia. Mr. Verheijen comes to Tunisia following four years as the World Bank Country Manager for Serbia, based in Belgrade.
An agreement that provides for launching the National Energy Transition Plan for Tunisian municipalities support project was inked Tuesday by Tunisia and Switzerland at the headquarters of the National Energy Management Agency.
[Tunisia] Africa Finance Corporation announces $28 million loan facility for development of oil block
Africa Finance Corporation has announced it is to provide a $28 million subordinated loan facility for the development of Topic SA’s (Topic) Halk El Menzel offshore oil concession block in Northern Tunisia.
In order to improve the support services provided to Tunisian entrepreneurs countrywide, Souk At-tanmia’s partnership has launched a capacity-building program for public and civil actors operating in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
Air Malta has launched a new scheduled service to the North African City of Tunis. This service also heralds the national airline’s return to North Africa.
Tunisia receives $500 million credit facility to improve business environment and ease access to finance
The World Bank Board has approved the Business Environment and Entrepreneurship development policy loan to support the Tunisian government's continued efforts to promote stronger and more inclusive growth.
Switzerland has transferred approximately $4million to Tunisia, in response to a request for mutual legal assistance.
A new Country Intelligence Report by GlobalData, provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Tunisia today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021.
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed two Murabaha agreements between the Republic of Tunisia and the Tunisian Company of the Refining Industries.
Tunisia’s national carrier Tunisair has entered into a five year digital service agreement with Jeppesen, a Boeing Company which will see the company provide Tunisair with FliteDeck Pro, electronic flight bag (EFB) on iPad, tailored charting services and OpsData aircraft performance management tools.
China Railway, one of the major companies operating in infrastructure construction and manufacturing of engineering equipment and components, is opening an office in Tunisia
Tunisia is preparing to sign the COMESA Treaty during the next COMESA Summit in October 2017. The signature will herald the admission of Tunisia to the regional economic community as its 20th member State.
[Tunisia] Export Promotion Centre brings export markets to SMEs doorsteps with new periodic meetings
The Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX) is to start a new set of periodic meetings for 2017 named “Let's Talk Export”.