ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday called the government to take the necessary measures to ensure the payment of the claims held by companies on the State.

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ALGIERS- Minister of Industry and Mining Youcef Yousfi received Thursday a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by this institution’s Mission Chief for Algeria and for the Middle East and Central Asia Department Jean- François Dauphin, said a ministerial communiqué.

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ADRAR- The national hydrocarbon group SONATRACH intends, through its future plans, to give more importance to the development of the petrochemical industry in gas exploitation, said Tuesday in Adrar, the Group's CEO, Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour.

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ORAN- The eighth International Exhibition of Renewable Energy, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development (ERA 2017) opened Monday in Oran (431-km west of Algiers) with the participation of 80 national and foreign exhibitors.

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WASHINGTON- Minister of Finance Abderrahmane Raouia had discussions in Washington with Jihad Azour, Director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department. The two officials discussed the financing of investments and cooperation prospects between Algeria and the International Monetary Fund.

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ALGIERS- The 19th ministerial meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) will be held on Wednesday, in Moscow, with the participation of Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni, said Thursday the ministry in a communiqué.

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 ALGIERS- Over 1,800 projects for the construction of hotels with a reception capacity of more than 240,000 beds are recorded in Algeria, including 582 hotels with 75,000 beds are under construction, said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry Hacène Mermouri.

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ALGIERS- The agricultural sector will benefit from greater support as from January with the entry into force of the finance law 2018, in addition to the relaunch of several on hold agricultural development programmes, affirmed Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday, in Algiers.

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ALGIERS- The possibility to renew, to beyond March 2018, the agreement of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its partners, on limiting production, will be examined Friday in Vienna, said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni.

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REGGANE (Adrar)- The gas complex of Reggane (Adrar) will start its phase of commercial exploitation before the end of the year 2017, said Wednesday the officials of the group Sonatrach.

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