(Corrects day of the week to Wednesday)
WASHINGTON Jan 29 The International Monetary
Fund's board on Wednesday signed off on its latest review of
Tunisia's loan program, and approved a $507 million loan tranche
for the North African country.
Tunisia's government, under pressure from protests over
public spending cuts, earlier this month said it had done enough
to persuade the IMF to approve its next loan tranche.
The latest IMF disbursement is the second under a $1.5
billion credit agreed to at the start of 2013. The IMF loaned
the money in exchange for Tunisia following certain policies,
such as keeping the country's deficit under control.
(Reporting by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Chris Reese)