Will In Amenas gas plant attack deter Algeria investors?
3 February 2013 Last updated at 00:08 GMT
Militant Islamists attacked the heart of the Algerian economy when they targeted the In Amenas gas plant in the Sahara this month.
Oil and gas account for 70% of the national budget - so what longer term impact will this tragic incident have on the economy?
And will investors already in the country - or those looking to invest - change their approach?
Simon Atkinson reports.