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Domestic investment must be the driving belt of FDI - 10/15/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

The more domestic investment there is in a country, the more foreign investors are encouraged to count on these countries. This is one theory that has been confirmed in Mediterranean countries in the South, according to researchers from FEMISE.

Tunisia welcomes FDI with open arms - 10/15/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Energy, textiles, clothing, cement works. Foreign businesses from all these sectors have increased their investment in Tunisia over the last few years thanks to political stability and a more open economic and financial stance in the country. In a study for Femise, economist Sonia Seghir looks at what lies behind this success.

Knowledge economy key to future growth in the Mediterranean - 10/15/2012 - Frédéric Dubessy

An emphasis on training and encouraging the emergence of business clusters to produce value-added: these are the challenges to be addressed by countries in the Mediterranean if they wish to remain in the race in the face of the emergence of competitors from Asia.

Rethinking migration of doctors - 10/15/2012 - Nathalie Bureau du Colombier

Contrary to popular belief, the migration of doctors from the Middle East and the Maghreb region to Europe does not only benefit the host countries. The source countries also benefit from these departures. Strengthening north-south relations in the fields of education and medical research would lead to a win-win situation. In...

Tunisia’s gradual economic modernisation must continue - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

TUNISIA. The ability of the southern Mediterranean countries to stave off the devastating effects of the financial crisis justified the limited deregulation of their financial markets. Tunisia is a case in point, and it must continue its steady economic reforms by resisting the temptation of potentially troublesome short-term capital.

Immigration at the heart of employment opportunities for the Euro-Mediterranean region - 10/15/2012 - William Allaire

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. In a report that screens employment perspectives in the Mediterranean area, Femise General Manager underlines the key role played by immigration in the success of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership.

Modern financial systems key to Mediterranean growth - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. The backward financial systems in Mediterranean countries are still a barrier to inward investment. However, things could alter quickly if the changes undertaken are followed through.

MENA industries performances still far away from major developing countries - 10/15/2012 - Brigitte Challiol

MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES. Great disparities remain between the productive performance of countries in the MENA zone. A study carried out by FEMISE highlighted the delay in the region compared to major developing countries, with the clear exception of Morocco.
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