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Lazare Beullac
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Economic and Security Partnership
As Washington's leading ally in the Arab world in the fight against terrorism, Morocco is also slated – something that's far less known-- to become a springboard for U. (...)   [285 words]  

algiers
CHOUAIB NEW BANK GOVERNOR?
   There is increasing talk of Mohamed Laksaci standing down as governor of the Banque d'Algerie due to differences over the Khalifa affair, and people close to him say the recent appointment of Abdelatif Benachenhou as finance minister could hasten his resignation.  (...)  [80 words]  
BERLIN LOWERS ALGERIA RISK
   Given the improvement in Algeria's country-risk rating, the German export credit guarantee agency Hermes won't involve itself in future transactions in Algeria except for big infrastructure projects (power stations, factories and the like) that concern repayments of more than 10 million Euros spread over periods exceeding 24 months.  (...)  [51 words]  
BANKS LINE UP FOR CPA SELL-OFF
   Largely seen as a credibility test for new prime minister Hamed Ouyahia, the partial privatization of Credit Populaire Algerien got off to a start this week when the government pre-qualified five investment banks to assist CPA in the transaction.  (...)  [86 words]  
WHAT WILL FRENCH INVESTIGATORS FIND?
   Circles close to Algeria's leadership have voiced concern over France's decision to launch a preliminary investigation into the financial affairs of the Khalifa group.  (...)  [58 words]  
CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS IN ALGERIA
   A conference on the theme of ?Investing in Algeria? will be held at the French parliament on June 6.  (...)  [57 words]  

rabat
HASSAN II MOSQUE TARGETED
   Maghreb Confidential has learned that nearly 12 different sites were originally chosen by terrorists who carried out the deadly bomb attacks in Casablanca on May 16.  (...)  [81 words]  
ANTI-TERROR LEGISLATION ON WAY
   The Moroccan Parliament's human rights committee, which had previously opposed a new anti-terrorism bill being presented to parliament, gave a green light to the bill on May 19, two days after bomb attacks in Casablanca killed 41.  (...)  [54 words]  
U.S. BUSINESS MISSION STILL ON
   Despite the bomb attacks in Casablanca, the assistant secretary of commerce, Maria Cino, will maintain her visit to Morocco between May 25-29.  (...)  [92 words]  

tunis
IMF SEES 5.5% Growth
   The IMF gave a preview of its findings on the Tunisian economy at a press conference at the Banque Centrale de Tunisie on May 19.  (...)  [136 words]  
?PRIVATIZING? TRANSIT IN THE CAPITAL
   An invitation to tender will be issued for a 10-year franchise to operate five bus lines in the greater Tunis area and six bus stations.  (...)  [49 words]  
STAKES AVAILABLE IN TUNISIE TELCOM
   The Office Tunisien des Telecommunications, known commonly as Tunisie Telcom, is going to be partially privatized.  (...)  [47 words]  

ECONOMICS/BUSINESS
ALGERIA
BERTELE SNC
   BERTELE SNC has won a 235,000 Euro ($275,000) contract to supply equipment to the Olympic Sports Center in Algiers.  (...)  [49 words]  
TUNISIA
PRAMEX INTERNATIONAL
   PRAMEX INTERNATIONAL, an affiliate of Banque Populaire, has joined forces with Tunisia's BIAT to organize a conference on ?  (...)  [36 words]  
MOROCCO
BERSHKA
   BERSHKA, an affiliate of Zara Espagne, is setting up shop in Morocco.  (...)  [30 words]  
ALGERIA
USAFRICA SARL
   USAFRICA SARL (France) has been contracted by INMARSAT, the satellite network operator, to find a partner for billing and distribution of its new satellite-based modem service (RBGAN) in Algeria.  (...)  [32 words]  
ALGERIA
AIR FRANCE
   AIR FRANCE, which is shortly to resume service to Algeria, may want to recuperate the former apartment of its station chief located on the hills overlooking Algiers which was taken over by a former Algerian transport minister.  (...)  [44 words]  
TUNISIA
TIMAB INDUSTRIES FRANCE
   TIMAB INDUSTRIES FRANCE (Rollier group), which specializes in animal feed, plans to inaugurate a plant worth 12 million DR ($9.  (...)  [35 words]  
ALGERIA
COFINDUSTRIA
   COFINDUSTRIA, the Italian employers association that is highly active in Libya, is thinking of promoting new investment in Algeria.  (...)  [32 words]  
TUNISIA
TUNISAIR
   TUNISAIR, which is undergoing a shake-out, has pledged to reduce its aircraft maintenance costs from 222 million DR ($177.  (...)  [38 words]  

WHO'S WHO
ALGERIA
ABELAZIZ ZIARI
   Despite the indiscretions of his brother, Khaled Ziari, who is a police superintendent, former minister Abdelaziz Ziari has been asked by president Abdelaziz Bouteflika to serve as one of his advisers.  (...)  [76 words]  
UNITED STATES/MOROCCO
MARGARET TUTWILER
   The U.S. ambassador to Morocco, Margaret Tutwiler, who was seconded a month ago to work on the reconstruction of Iraq, will be returning to her job in Rabat.  (...)  [79 words]  
ALGERIA
HICHAM ABOUD
   A former officer and ex chief-of-staff to the head of Algeria's secret service, Mohamed Betchine, Hicham Aboud is writing a book about the Khalifa affair.  (...)  [120 words]  
ALGERIA/FRANCE
PHILIPPE DOUSTE-BLAZY
   The secretary-general of the right-wing UMP political party, Philippe Douste-Blazy, has presented a bill to the French parliament recognizing the ?  (...)  [82 words]  

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