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Tunisia Investment: Foreign investment trend after the revolution

The Tunisian people have demonstrated exceptional maturity . Taking short all analysts and all the predictions, they have so remarkably, demanded and obtained the departure of former President Ben Ali. To complete their revolution, they engaged today with determination in building a democratic state based on sustainable institutions.

All observers agree on the crucial role played by the high level of education of the Tunisian
population. This achievement is the main asset of the people to meet the challenge of becoming one of the most vibrant democracies throughout the region. The next 6 to 12 months will, no doubt, be strewn with obstacles.

A successful transition to democracy after long years of an autocratic regime is a heavy and a difficult task. Building the rule of law while preserving the assets requires coordination and dexterity. But, we all, economists, industrialists, bankers,… know that investments pay off in long term.  

Tunisia has attracted in recent years many foreign investors. They were attracted by an educated labor force, by an appealing regulation and by a short term political stability.

 The age of former President Ben Ali and the questions raised about his succession and about the growing corruption of his regime could not guarantee stability in the medium term.

Today Tunisia is certainly facing a short term instability but we are confident that the establishment of democratic institutions will be a major factor in improving the attractiveness and the economic performances on medium and long term. That is why we are more than ever confident in the economic development prospects of Tunisia.

Author: Khaled Kamoun - ECOVIS KDH Partners Tunisia


Stand: Freitag, 04.11.11


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