Algeria Financial Services Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Financial Services from The Report: Algeria 2016

While it has grown more than five-fold since the 1990s, Algeria’s insurance industry remains small relative to the size of the economy, with low penetration and density ratios. The sector sees more than half of its profits from automotive coverage, though the life segment has grown swiftly in recent years. Improvements to automotive claims processing and determined efforts to resolve the...

Amid the constant change that has recently characterised North Africa, Algeria has charted a path of relative stability. This is largely due to vast oil and gas resources that have made it Africa’s fourth-largest economy.

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La finance islamique gagne du terrain en Algérie : les six banques publiques du pays se sont engagées à lancer des services de finance islamique d’ici la fin de l’année et le gouvernement a annoncé le lancement d’un comité de conformité charia.

 

The opportunity to invest in Algeria is greater than any time before. This unprecedented historical opportunity is, as per experts’ analysis, rooted in two main reasons. The first is the economic transition that Algeria has to undergo and the second is the country’s exceptional exponential demographic growth.

Articles & Analysis | Pharmaceuticals from The Report: Algeria 2016

 

SAIDAL was created after the acquisition of several factories located in the Algiers suburbs and the complete restructuring of the Central Pharmacy of Algeria in April 1982. Six years later the antibiotic complex located in Medea, designed by the National Company of Chemical Industries, was allocated to SAIDAL. Following the implementation of...

 

If an end to the era of abundant liquidity in Algeria’s financial sector presents risks, it also has one important advantage: contracting liquidity can restore the Bank of Algeria’s (BoA) capacity to steer the economy via the classic levers of monetary policy. These tools, essentially unused during 15 years of excess liquidity, are now re-...

 

For nearly two decades Algeria’s securities markets have remained in a nascent state of development, with relatively few investors or listed securities. But as authorities look to alleviate pressure on state finances and generate new sources of capital and investment opportunities for public and private enterprises alike, the country’s under-...

 

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