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The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

The Cost of Excessive Trade Regulation: How Tunisia is Losing Money

Tunisia suffers from the illegal trade of merchandise that reduces its potential for more state income. Most of illicit trade comes through its borders with Algeria and Libya. Each year,…

As Oil Production Rises in Libya, so are Local Tribes and Militias’ Fortunes

As Oil Production Rises in Libya, so are Local Tribes and Militias’ Fortunes

After reaching its lowest level a few months ago, Libya’s oil production has been slowly rising to reach an estimated 800,000 barrels per day. It is still half of its…

Morocco’s 2015 Budget Based on 4.4% GDP Growth, Earmarks $6 Billion for Debt Servicing

Morocco has a 2015 budget that takes into account a 4.4% GDP growth, up from a projected 4.2% this year. For many, the forecast growth is a bit too optimistic…

Algeria’s Recent Oil Exploration Bid Round: Not Enough Takers and Why

Statoil resumed its work in the In Amenas site on September 2014, and expanded a bit more by winning a Timissit Permit License in the Illizi-Ghadames Basin onshore Algeria, in…

Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living

Morocco: Growing Social Tension amid Rising Costs of Living

The North Africa Journal | May 13, 2014 – With the government focused on reducing the weight of subsidies on the national economy, Moroccan households continue to struggle with the…

Algeria Receives ‘B-‘ Neutral Negative Stability Rating, Graded 50.7, According to MEA Risk

Algeria Receives ‘B-‘ Neutral Negative Stability Rating, Graded 50.7, According to MEA Risk

MEA Risk rating and assessment service announced the release of its Stability Rating for Algeria. As of November 5, 2013, Algeria receives rating “B-”, with a numerical grade of 50.7…

Political Crisis in Tunisia: When Irresponsible Politics Kill Jobs

Political Crisis in Tunisia: When Irresponsible Politics Kill Jobs

The Tunisian economy has become the victim of the so-called Arab Uprising, which ironically started in Tunisia. Today’s main political feud is a showdown between a stubborn Ennahda party that…

Maghreb’s Small Billionaire Club

Maghreb’s Small Billionaire Club

According to Forbes, Africa had 1,426 billionaires in 2013. These are mostly business people and may not take into clear account the kings, president and generals who obviously are entitled…

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