Economist says Algeria will need its shale gas

April 17, 2014

Algeria will be forced to exploit its shale gas in the next 10 years, not only to meet the rising annual local demand for energy, but also to cover the total public expenditure and the cost of social transfers and to guarantee the continuation of subsidies on basic commodities, which represent"...

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Agreements to be signed soon in prelude to Algeria’s WTO membership

April 17, 2014

Algeria will sign trade agreements with many countries in a prelude to joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Minister of Trade Mustapha Benbada announced Tuesday in Mascara (361-km west of Algiers).


The minister added, in a press briefing, held on"...

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Algeria aims to stem youth brain drain with business fund

April 17, 2014

They fled Algeria to escape the violence ravaging the country in the 1990s, but now more and more young exiled Algerians are returning, lured by better economic prospects linked to government financial enticements.


With unemployment in the oil-rich North"...

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Algerians go to the polls to choose president amid economic fears

April 17, 2014

Algerians go to the polls on Thursday to choose a president, with the elderly and frail incumbent expected to win amid deep uncertainty about how the north African country's grave economic problems will be tackled.


Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a veteran of the"...

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