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Libya announces launch of first Polymer Banknote

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has launched its 1 Dinar banknote that will be printed on De La Rue’s polymer substrate, Safeguard®. This is the first polymer banknote to be released by the Central Bank of Libya, and one of the first polymer banknotes to be released in the region. The introduction of polymer […]

World Bank’s new Strategy to support Libya

New Partnership with Libya Focused on Economic Recovery and Improving the Lives of Libyans The World Bank Group has announced a new strategy of support for Libya focused on restoring key services to citizens and promoting economic recovery as a critical contribution to the ongoing peace process. Developed in response to a request from the […]

Budget and Reforms discussed at Tunis Meeting

Saddek Omar Elkaber, Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL), participated in the ninth session of the Libyan Economic Dialogue on 10th of January in the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Results of the Economic Reforms were discussed during the meeting, and the budget arrangements of 2018 and 2019 were reviewed in advance to guarantee […]

End to Libyan Liquidity Crisis “by early 2019”

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has reportedly said he sees the Libyan dinar stabilising next year as restoring liquidity could crimp armed groups’ funds. Ahmed Maiteeg (pictured) told Reuters that Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax […]

Swiss Banking Software Firm to supply Libyan Bank

Swiss-based banking software company Temenos has announced that Alejma’a Alarabi Bank, one of the largest private banks in Libya, has chosen Temenos T24 Core Banking to renovate its IT infrastructure. The bank chose T24 Core Banking, and also opted for a host of additional solutions including Islamic banking capabilities, Temenos Analytics & Reporting, Temenos Financial […]

UNSMIL Condemns Intimidation of Financial Institutions

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has observed over the last several days the illegal use of force and intimidation against private and public institutions in Tripoli, notably Aman Bank al-Siyahia Branch and the Libyan Arab Foreign Investment Company (LAFICO). The assaults aimed to seize control of these institutions and gain privileged access […]

US, UN Sanction Militia Leader Ibrahim Jadhran

The United States, in coordination with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, imposed financial sanctions on Libyan militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran. In accordance with today’s UN listing, which was proposed by Libya’s Permanent Mission to the UN, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated Jadhran pursuant to […]

Legg Mason to pay $34m to Settle Libya Bribery Case

US-based investment management firm Legg Mason is to pay more than $34 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle an investigation into the role one of its former subsidiaries played in bribing officials in Libya. Bankers for the firm paid $26.5 million in bribes between 2004 and 2010 so that Libya would […]