Protests in Tunisia after assassination of Chokri Belaid
Tunisia’s stock market witnessed a notable drop on Wednesday, with a three percent decline due to political tensions that erupted in the country after the assassination of Tunisian opposition figure Chokri
Head of Stock Brokers' Association Adel Gharar said that the index of the Tunisian stock market dipped to its lowest level in 2013. He added that the Tunisian Stock Market Authority would hold a meeting to decide whether trading should continue.
Governor of Tunisian Central Bank el-Shazly el-Eyari warned of the repercussions of the current political tensions on the national economy, blaming the lack of a political map for the current economic problems in the North African state.
He added that foreign investors want the Tunisian government to determine a road map to enter the Tunisian market, and to execute their investment programmes. Tunisian observers predicted that the assassination of Belaid would have an impact on the national economy and tourism.