Tunisia Tackles Law to Modernise Foreign Exchange

Tunisia's government on Wednesday began discussions on a new foreign exchange bill it says will help to make international business dealings easier, following calls from Tunisian firms for reform, Reuters reported. "Tunisia looks to modernise the exchange system and to gradual liberalisation of financial relations toward a full liberalisation with the outside world," the government said on Wednesday in a statement following talks on the bill. Investors have to get central bank approval to access hard currency to fund operations abroad, or obtain credit letters to import goods. The central bank issues approval on a case-by-cases basis, a process some firms say is opaque and overly bureaucratic. Read more.