IMF working with Tunisia on crisis

2012-02-03 09:57
Tunis - The director of the International Monetary Fund says her organisation has been working closely with Tunisian authorities since the revolution to cope with the current economic crisis.

Christine Lagarde said on Thursday at the conclusion of her two day visit that she discussed with Tunisia's leaders what measures they could take to cope with an economic downturn that has been aggravated by problems in the country's main European trading partners.

Tunisia overthrew its dictator last year, sparking similar pro-democracy uprisings across the region, but the revolution took a heavy toll on the economy.

The economy shrank 1.8% in 2011 after the tourism industry was devastated and the all important mining sector was paralysed by strikes.

Read more on:    imf  |  north africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.