Tunisia’s economic prospects, and its attractiveness as an investment destination have been hit by the protests that shut in half of the country’s oil output. 

Tunisia’s Employment Minister Imed Hammami on 16 June announced that a deal with protestors to end the sit-ins and blockades that had entirely shut in entire oil and gas output from the southern provinces of Tataouine and Kébili – half of the national total. But the extent to which output from...