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Hamid Ould Ahmed

Algeria energy export volumes down 2.8 pct in first quarter -ministry

Sep 18 2018

ALGIERS, Sept 18 OPEC member Algeria's oil and gas export volumes fell 2.8 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, weakened by a drop in output and higher domestic consumption, the energy ministry said.

Algeria blighted by youth unemployment despite recovering oil prices

Sep 12 2018

ALGIERS, Sept 12 Two years after graduating from university, Ali Lamir, 26, spends his days sitting in a cafe in central Algiers thinking about how to land a job.

Algeria parliament backs higher customs duties in place of ineffective import ban

Jun 25 2018

ALGIERS Algeria's lower house of parliament approved on Monday a government plan to lift a largely ineffective ban on imports of many goods and replace it with customs duties of between 30 and 200 percent.

UPDATE 1-Algeria plans 60 to 200 pct customs duties on finished products

May 24 2018

ALGIERS, May 24 Algeria plans customs duties between 60 to 200 percent on finished goods, according to an official document seen by Reuters on Thursday, creating new revenues to offset lower energy earnings.

UPDATE 1-Algeria cancels plan to let foreigners into farmland concessions

May 21 2018

ALGIERS, May 21 Algeria has dropped a plan to open up farmland concessions to foreign investors for the first time, a government official told Reuters on Monday, apparently reflecting continuing sensitivity about allowing outsiders into the oil reliant economy.

Algeria to open farming concessions to foreigners: document

May 07 2018

ALGIERS Algeria plans to offer foreign investors concessions for farm land for the first time, according to an official document, as the oil producer seeks to boost food output and reduce reliance on imports.

Volatile oil prices prompt Algerian agricultural drive

May 01 2018

BOURKIKA, Algeria Algerian farmer Hassen Miri trudges through mud to inspect his durum wheat field, helping the oil producing nation in its efforts to boost agricultural output and reduce food imports.

Algeria to end import ban on mobiles, food, home appliances - minister

Apr 30 2018

ALGIERS Algeria plans to lift a ban on imports of cell phones, household appliances and food and bring in high customs duties instead, its trade minister said on Monday, a new attempt to generate more tax revenue to ease pressure on state finances.

Algerians mourn victims of deadly military plane crash

Apr 12 2018

ALGIERS Algerians, many of them weeping, queued at a hospital on Thursday to identify the victims of the country's worst plane disaster which killed 257 people.

More than 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash

Apr 11 2018

ALGIERS More than 250 people including Western Sahara refugees were killed when a military plane crashed near Algeria's capital on Wednesday, state media said, with witnesses saying they saw a wing catch fire shortly after the plane took off. | Video

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