March 29, 2009
Is Tunis the New Dubai on the Mediterranean?
However, not so far away, the Tunisian economy is telling a different story. Both the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 have bought good news for Tunisia's business climate; all the sectors that have previously been synonymous with investment in Dubai are now being referenced to this small North African country: tourism, manufacturing, services, etc.
The answer is no. Horrible, lazy and dumb journo "Is X the next Y"....
Now, leaving aside the idiotic comparison with Dubai - profoundly idiotic on many levels - there is a bit of a story in the beneifical competition on the World Bank ranking for ease of Doing Business. This has proven a great tool, insofar as the ranking motivates the egos of the Ben Alis.
What I find most queer about the article as it sees as 'good' the worst comparative points - that is real estate hype - with Dubai. When one sees that kind of hype, one knows its utter tripe.
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