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Maghreb Confidential /
N°1089 - Paris, 12/05/2013
- ALGERIA -
Four corporate chiefs travel with Ayrault
Editor in Chief
President's staff races for the exits
The atmosphere is bleaker than ever at the Carthage Palace, residence of Tunisia’s president. The possibility that Moncef Marzouki could be sacrificed in an agreement between Ennahda and the opposition Nidaa Tounes party (see opposite) has sent some of the president’s leading advisers scouting for new jobs.
LAFICO recovers its Baroque affiliate
A number of firms from the Gaddafi era that were placed on the European Union’s blacklist and officially remain dormant have nonetheless been discreetly recovered by Tripoli. (...)
Wendel takes strong fancy to Saham
The Wendel investment firm’s acquisition of a €100 million stake in Morocco’s Saham Group on Nov. 29 appears to be only a starter.
Tecmed saved by bell in Tangiers?
Spain’s Tecmed is back in favour in Tangiers. Maghreb Confidential understands the Spanish urban services group topped the list of companies pre-qualified for a contract to collect
Acwa Power Ouarzazate
(APO) could shortly see the International Finance Corp (IFC) buy into its bus
(Association Marocaine d’Intelligence Economique) will stage its first annual seminar-debate at
Lahsini makes pitch for shale gas in Abu Dhabi
With Morocco keen on promoting its shale gas (MC 1058), the
Four top CEOs travel with Ayrault
French corporate bosses are hard at work preparing for prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault’s trip to Algiers on Dec. 16. According to our sources, officials from no less than 50 companies
Herbert Smith under fire in BFT case
According to our sources, the head of the government’s litigation department, Mohamed Naceur Ridane, who took over from Afifa Bouzaidi in July, will shortly travel to Paris for talks
Local takes up work with SNC-Lavalin
The Canadian engineering group SNC-Lavalin has named Yassir
Gallice Security top of its game
France’s Gallice Security appears to be thriving in Libya’s booming private security market. The firm run by Gilles Lacaze and Frederic Gallois - the first once worked for DGSE and
has issued a call for bids for a contract to protects officials of its UNODC agency in
has perhaps found a way to compete with Toyota in Libya.
Former BNP Paribas man helps out Tripoli
Banker Mark Dempsey, who worked by BNP Paribas in Dublin, was
Al Shater blows his own horn
Wafik Al Shater, chief executive of LAP Green Network (MC 1072)
NATO HEADQUARTERS, BRUSSELS
Alliance fixes plans for Tripoli
Ali Zeidan’s government still hasn’t officially requested NATO assistance in revamping Libya’s armed forces. Even so, the Atlantic Alliance has already put together its plans for the country.
PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE, PARIS
Ministers with Ayrault on Algiers jaunt
French officials organizing a trip to Algiers by prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Dec. 16 are insisting that at least eight ministers accompany him.
GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS, TRIPOLI
Zeidan could be forging last alliance
Caught between federalists in the East and the Moslem Brotherhood in Misrata, who are headed by Mohammed Sawan, Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan is trying to bring change to the tribal alliance that backs the government.
IRI’s secret polls
The International Republican Institute (IRI) in the U.S. released the results of its latest opinion
Al Sharif to shop in London - and Minsk
The number two man in Libya’s defence ministry, Khalid Al Sharif, played host on Nov.
Akhannouch frets over Bendidi appointment
The nomination of Saad Bendidi as “acting” managing director of the Saham holding company headed by
will travel to Algiers on December 12 to put the final touches to preparations for a trip to Algeria by prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Dec.
, managing director of Morocco’s Societe d’Investissements Energetiques (SIE, MC 1022) is scheduled to visit Brussels on Dec.
, former strategy chief of Sonatrach and now head of his consulting concern Emergy, will take the floor during the Euro-Mediterranean Competitiveness Confederation Forum to be held at the Marriott hotel in Paris on December 5.
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