Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron and Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers
Algeria Focus is an executive monthly report written by a team of international
experts, with a strong emphasis on the country's domestic concerns, political
developments, security issues and the latest news within the oil and gas trade.
Algeria Focus offers an unbiased perspective on events in one of the world's
notoriously opaque countries and rigid military dictatorships.
The recent resignation of former prime minister Ahmed Ouyahia as Secretary
General of the National Rally for Democracy has given rise to speculation about
intentions to run in the 2014 presidential election. He is expected to be
in the race by Abdelaziz Belkhadem, but it is unlikely that these veteran
politicians will be at the forefront of the race as the DRS wants to give the
appearance of 'political change' and will most likely put forward entirely new
candidates. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's failing health continues to raise
about his ability to rule and his succession; this heralds important potential
ramifications for business partners, as well as for domestic political players.
The country is also facing escalating political, security, economic and social
tensions domestically as well as with its neighbours.
The previously investor-friendly business climate in Algeria has given way to a
deliberate strategy of resource re-nationalisation. It is imperative for
international companies operating in Algeria to keep up with all the latest
developments in order to make well-informed strategic business decisions. With
accent on domestic political developments, the financial sector and the energy
industry, Algeria Focus provides unparalleled analysis of events within the
Algeria Focus is essential reading for governments, international agencies and
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