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Police, job-seeking protesters clash in Tunisian city of Tataouine

22 Jun 2020

TUNIS Demonstrators threw stones at police and blocked roads in the southern Tunisian city of Tataouine on Monday, drawing salvoes of tear gas to disperse them, in an escalation of protests over high unemployment, witnesses said.

Tunisia's PM decides against relying on more external debt, will freeze salaries

15 Jun 2020

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Sunday he had decided against the use of more external debt and that all new expenses that arise for the country would be funded only through internal loans.

UPDATE 2-Tunisia's PM decides against relying on more external debt, will freeze salaries

15 Jun 2020

TUNIS, June 14 Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Sunday he had decided against the use of more external debt and that all new expenses that arise for the country would be funded only through internal loans.

Tunisia relaxes curfew with virus outbreak slowing

13 May 2020

TUNIS Tunisia shortened its nightly curfew on Wednesday after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases and as the government relaxes a general lockdown.

UPDATE 2-Tunisia relaxes curfew with virus outbreak slowing

13 May 2020

TUNIS, May 13 Tunisia shortened its nightly curfew on Wednesday after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases and as the government relaxes a general lockdown.

UPDATE 2-Tunisia tourism could lose $1.4 bln, govt seeks loan guarantee to issue bonds

15 Apr 2020

TUNIS, April 15 Tunisia's vital tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic, an official document showed, as the country seeks a loan guarantee from bilateral partners to issue sovereign bonds this year.

IMF says Tunisia economy expected to contract by 4.3% in 2020

11 Apr 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's economy is expected to contract by 4.3 pct in 2020 amid the coronavirus crisis, the deepest contraction since its independence in 1956, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-IMF says Tunisia economy expected to contract by 4.3 pct in 2020

11 Apr 2020

TUNIS, April 10 Tunisia's economy is expected to contract by 4.3 pct in 2020 amid the coronavirus crisis, the deepest contraction since its independence in 1956, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Tunisia secures $743 million loan from IMF to counter effects of coronavirus

10 Apr 2020

TUNIS, April 10 Tunisia secured a $743 million loan from the International Monetary Fund on Friday to help counter the economic effects of the coronavirus, finance minister Nizar Yaich told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Tunisia may impose exceptional taxes on firms to raise coronavirus funds -premier

03 Apr 2020

TUNIS, April 2 Tunisia may impose exceptional taxes on companies if the government does not find the funds needed during the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said on Thursday, a move that might open a clash with the private sector.

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