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Tunisia: Tunis Stock Exchange collapses affected by murder of Belaid

The Tunis Stock Exchange was strongly impacted by political assassination, following the murder of Chokri Belaid.

“The Tunis Stock Exchange collapsed, Wednesday, February 6, 2013, following the assassination of leader of the Popular Front Chokri Belaid.

Investors’ fear about the worsening political tensions in the country has paralyzed the Tunisian stock market.

The Tunindex posted a drastic fall of 3.69% to reach 4573.12 points, erasing all the gains registered since the beginning of the year.

The scale of variation shows 50 decreases against only two rising securities. In addition, the session of Wednesday, February 6, 2013, was marked by a selling pressure, generating a turnover of 8.3 MTD, “reports broker Mac SA.

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