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| 11 January, 2018

Tunisia 2025 dollar bond falls one cent as protests escalate

Anti-government protests have raged in towns in the North African country since Monday.

U.S. Dollar and Euro notes are seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo.

U.S. Dollar and Euro notes are seen in this June 22, 2017 illustration photo.

REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration
LONDON - Tunisia's 2025 dollar bond  fell more than one cent to a seven-week low of 98.75 cents, Reuters data showed on Wednesday, as violent demonstrations over prices, taxes and unemployment intensified.

Anti-government protests have raged in towns in the North African country since Monday. Over 300 protesters were arrested overnight and the army was deployed in several Tunisian cities.

(Reporting by Karin Strohecker, editing by Sujata Rao) ((karin.strohecker@thomsonreuters.com; +442075427262; Reuters Messaging: karin.strohecker.reuters.com@reuters.net))