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Tunisia: foreign investment up 82.3%

The volume of foreign investment reached 974 million dinars until the end of May 2015, posting an increase of 82.3% compared to the same period of 2014. This was stated by Khalil Laabidi, Director General of the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency “FIPA”.

At the sectoral level, FDI in industries reached 246.6MTD, up 68.4% compared to the same period of 2014. As regards the energy sector, FDI is estimated at 400 MTD, posting an increase of 24.5% compared to the same period last year. For the services sector, FDI totaled 116,1MDT, recording a sharp increase of 264.4%

Questioned by us on his estimates about the second half, Khalil Laabidi said that “it remains difficult to forecast,” because these estimates depend on the effectiveness of measures taken in the field. So a new forecast will be possible only from next October.

However, he noted that it is difficult to maintain the growth recorded in the first five months of 2015.

Would you expect the departure of some foreign companies? In response to this question, he dismissed this possibility saying that foreign companies operating in Tunisia expressed their willingness to stay in the country.


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