Optimism in Tunisia

Pierre le Jeune d’Allegeershecque in the Financial Times, ‘. . .  there are indications that the economic tide is turning. The World Bank expects growth to pick up this year as the political and security situation stabilises and foreign investment begins to return. Tour operators are showing renewed interest in the country, which was stung by the near collapse of the tourism industry following the 2015 terrorist attacks. Most middle- and upper-class Tunisians continue to travel abroad, mainly to France, to complete their education and pursue careers. A tiny but growing number are coming back to launch or join companies. I met one young returnee whose internet business had been so successful he was about to expand into two other francophone African countries . . . ‘ [15 November 2017]