A Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration

In 1989, the five Maghreb countries—Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia—established the Arab Maghreb Union to promote cooperation and economic integration. Thirty years later, there is still a largely untapped potential for regional trade among Maghreb countries. Chart of The Week: Expanding Trade Across The Maghreb By Ramzy Al Amine, Jean-François Dauphin, and Alexei Kireyev […]

Typically easy-going business atmosphere of Tunisia not enough?

In Tunisia, exports of agri-food products earned nearly 4.9 billion Dinars, equivalent to $1.6 billion in 2018, according to data from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture. Would this performance be possible without or would the typically easy-going business atmosphere of Tunisia be not enough?  The specificity of olive oil production as well as of all […]

Some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others By Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London The picture above is of Hyejin Kang / Shutterstock Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share […]

The future of current electric power systems

“It is safe to say that there is no sector or industry that has not been impacted by the ongoing digital transformation and the innovative technologies” said Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO in an article of TECHNICAL REVIEW MIDDLE EAST on Monday, 24 September 2018. The future of current electric power systems The advent […]

MENA region’s Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

The World Economic Forum latest views in The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018 explores as it is noted, the MENA region’s trends, challenges and opportunities for its so called Arab countries. It explains how: The Arab World is at a critical juncture, and while it has ambitious economic and social reforms meant all to bring […]

IMF’s alarming report on Algeria’s economy outlook

The release of July 2018 report of the International Monetary Fund calls on the highest authorities to analyse the prospects of the Algerian economy with lucidity according to internal and external constraints and no longer to sail on sight. In July 2018, the IMF’s alarming report on Algeria’s economy outlook, contrary to the views of […]

Algeria and its illusory raw material annuity

The Minister of Energy whilst proceeding with the installation of an inter-sectorial Steering Committee of the mega-partnership project for phosphate exploitation and the development of petrochemical industries, said in a communiqué that this will enable Algeria to “become a global exporter of phosphate fertilizers and its derivatives”. This contribution is about Algeria and its illusory […]