Population: 6.25 mn.
GDP: $49.3 bn.
Debt: n/a

The Central Bank of Libya will struggle to support the national budget as most of its remaining foreign capital reserves are illiquid. Subsidy and salary cuts plus shortages of power and other essentials will provoke greater violence, including jihadist attacks, despite United Nations-brokered peace talks.

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  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

A tale of two cities

Although Islamist forces have the edge in Tripoli, Haftar’s forces are ahead in Benghazi as a new battle is joined over control of oil revenues

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Parliaments at sea

Egypt and its new ally the UAE join battle against jihadist fighters while two parliaments compete for power on the ground

  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Islamists strike back

Unable to take on General Haftar's forces in Benghazi, jihadist militias strike at his allies in Tripoli

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

The centre moves east

The country’s centre of gravity may be moving towards Benghazi but away from the Muslim Brotherhood

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Cairo leans on Khartoum

Tension is still rising between Khartoum and Cairo as Egypt's new leader President Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi sets out his strategic priorities. Top of the list is shutting down the domestic and regional networks of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood, whic...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Enter the General

Retired General Khalifa Haftar has taken on the Islamist militias that dominate the east and intends to capture Parliament and seize power

  • Vol 55 No 7
  •  4th April 2014

Libya links worry Wall Street

US prosecutors are scrutinising the methods used to get lucrative Libyan investments and the role of brokers and agents

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Little leadership and less oil

Ali Zeidan has kept his grip on the premiership but financial pressures, oil blockades and secession threats in the east and south are crowding in

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Not so open for business

The government is drifting and so is business, which is deterring investment

  • Vol 54 No 2
  •  18th January 2013

Thawing the assets

According to a leaked management report from September 2010, some 75% of the Libyan Investment Authority’s assets were in Europe, 14% in North America and the remaining 11% in emerging markets. It is not clear how much was invested in Africa, although the...

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