Int'l meeting on banking services starts in Tunisia

16:40, December 04, 2009      

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An international gathering on banking services started in Tunisia on Thursday in a move to bolster financial institutions in the north African country which seeks to be a financial hub, official TAP news agency reported.

The three-day event aims at boosting banking services and financial establishments to be in line with international standards and promoting electronic banking, according to the report.

About 20,000 people are due to participate in the international gathering, who are expected to attend workshops highlighting the bank governance in Maghreb region and focusing on the subject of electronic banking fraud.

An exhibition on monetary services is also scheduled during the event with the participation of 150 exhibitors from Arab and European countries.

Tunisia seeks to create an off-shore financial port and attract enough investment in its friendly-reformed financial business. Banking sector contributed 80 percent to the north African country's economy.

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