Latest articles from Libya

Salim Abukhzaam

Peace, finance and trade in Libya

May 17, 2021

With sovereignty restored in the form of a unified interim government, foreign investors are getting ready to re-engage with the country. 

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Saddek Elkaber: a lesson from Libya's central bank

October 1, 2019

In times of conflict, a central bank can play a unifying role. This is what is happening in Libya.

Libyas banks face an uphill battle

Libya's banks face an uphill battle

August 1, 2014

Awash with hydrocarbons and boasting a highly liquid banking sector, Libya's potential is vast. However, continued political and social unrest, combined with the dominant position of state-owned banks, mean that the country's private sector banks have numerous obstacles preventing them from realising this potential.

North African Islamic finance in the post Arab Spring world

North African Islamic finance in the post-Arab Spring world

November 7, 2012

The Arab Spring uprisings have brought change on an unprecedented scale to north Africa over the past couple of years, but what impact have these changes had upon the region's appetite for Islamic finance?

Hussain Al Qemzi

Noor Islamic Bank pushes Islamic finance towards maturity

November 7, 2012

Islamic finance is increasingly being viewed as a credible alternative to conventional finance, but Hussain Al-Qemzi, group chief executive of Dubai-based Noor Investment Group and chief executive of Noor Islamic Bank, recognises that Islamic institutions must work together if they are to compete with conventional banks.

Resilience underpins Arab banks

Top Arab banks ranking, 2012

October 1, 2012

Arab banks offset the turmoil of the Arab Spring and offered a robust performance in 2011 with impressive growth across the key financial indicators. And with minimal exposure to the eurozone crisis, the region's banks are expected to continue their recovery from the global financial crisis.

Libya hopes for privatisation boost

Libyan Stock Market chief looks to privatisation drive

March 1, 2012

The general manager of Libya's stock market says the recently reopened exchange will help to quicken the country's recovery from its revolution last year by reigniting its privatisation process.

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Libya: what now?

March 1, 2012

As Libya emerges from 42 years of state domination under former leader Muammar Gaddafi and an eight-month civil war, the country’s banking sector faces opportunities and challenges in almost equal measure. 

The funds to fix Libya

Will Libya's state-run financial institutions lead its revival?

March 1, 2012

After years of economic mismanagement, Libya's two key state financial institutions – the Libyan Foreign Bank and the country's sovereign wealth fund, the Libyan Investment Authority – are restructuring and carving out new strategies as the country wakes up to a new economic dawn.

Libyans play economic waiting game

March 1, 2012

Amid the celebrations to mark the first anniversary of Libya's revolution, strong economic leadership of the country is yet to emerge.

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