ALGIERS- A presidential decree approving an amendment to a contract between the national hydrocarbon company SONATRACH and the national agency for hydrocarbon resource development ALNAFT and three foreign energy firms has been approved Wednesday by the Council of Ministers during a meeting chaired by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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ALGIERS- A bill modifying and complementing the law of 2004 on commercial activity has been approved by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday during a meeting, chaired by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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ALGIERS- Sonelgaz group and General Electricity Company of Libya GECOL started discussions to implement mechanisms to export electrical energy and other services from Algeria to Libya, Sonelgaz CEO Mohamed Arkab told APS ON Tuesday.

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ALGIERS- The industrial innovation strategy of the Ministry of Industry and Mining will be completed in January 2018 said Tuesday in Algiers, Hocine Bendiff, head of the institutional twinning project between Algeria and a consortium of the European Union on the support to this ministry in its industrial innovation strategy. 

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ALGIERS- Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazghi insisted on supporting the institutes of agronomic research and breeding to improve animal and agricultural production.

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ORAN (Algeria)- About sixty exhibitors are taking part in the 5th edition of the Real Estate, Housing and Smart Homes Show “Elogia” paired with the Home Design Fair which opened Monday morning at the Ahmed Benahmed Convention Centre in Oran. 

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ALGIERS- Algeria's trade deficit declined to US$9.5 billion in January-October 2017 against US$14.4 billion during the same period a year earlier, down by nearly 34%, the Algerian Customs' National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS) told APS.

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TISSEMSILT- The minister of Vocational Training and Education Mohamed Mebarki said Sunday, in Tissemsilt, that the government adopted a new strategy of vocational training focused on the alternative hydrocarbon economy.

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ALGIERS- Minister of Public Works and Transport Abdelghani Zaalane and his Cameroonian counterpart, Edgard Alain Mebe Ngo'o, met Sunday, in Algiers, to discuss cooperation opportunities in the fields of transportation and civil engineering.

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ALGIERS- The Committee of Finance and Budget of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) proposed, as part of the proposals of amendments relating to the finance bill 2018, to abolish the provision relating to the wealth tax to avoid the flight of capital from the formal sector to the informal and abroad, the committee’s head Toufik Torch told APS on Sunday.

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