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Libya Rises (Slightly) in Ease of Doing Business Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked 185th out of 190 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2018 report, up from 188th place the previous year. Top of the list were New Zealand, Singapore and Denmark, with last place going to Somalia, just behind Eritrea and Venezuela. Iraq ranked 168th, with Iran 124th. Doing Business […]

Libya Stagnant in Prosperity Index

By John Lee. Libya has made no improvement in this year’s Legatum Institute Prosperity Index, ranking in 136th place out of the 149 countries measured. The index ranks countries according to its nine pillars of prosperity: Economic Quality, Business Environment, Governance, Personal Freedom, Social Capital, Safety and Security, Education, Health and Natural Environment. Despite Libya’s […]

Libya Again Ranks Second Last …

By John Lee. Libya has again been ranked in second-last place out of 189 countries in the World Bank‘s recent Doing Business 2016 report. Top of the list were Singapore, New Zealand and Denmark, with last place going to Eritrea, just behind Libya and South Sudan. The pace of business regulatory reforms picked up during […]

BurgerFuel Drops Plans for Libya

By John Lee. New Zealand-owned fast food outlet BurgerFuel has reportedly stopped plans to open in Libya, as a result of the civil war in the country. According to TVNZ, CEO Josef Roberts has also told shareholders that the company has also suspended its operations in Iraq. (Source: TVNZ)

Gaddafi out, BurgerFuel moves in

Political instability, tribal clashes and unruly militiamen – such issues aren’t deterring BurgerFuel from setting up shop in Libya. The NZX-listed fast food operator has signed a licensing agreement with a Libyan partner and will soon enter the troubled North African nation that deposed its former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, only seven months ago after some […]