ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Feb 2010

In February 2010, the government of Libya announced changed rules for foreign investors.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Central Bank of Libya. (2010). INVITATION TO SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST To Set Up a Subsidiary in Libya. Available at http://cbl.gov.ly/en/home/details.php?cid=75&id=687

Economist Intelligence Unit. (2010). Regulatory Watch: Libya, 16 March.

Reuters. (2010). Big foreign interest in Libya bank licence.


Inception date: 15 Feb 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 15 February 2010, the Central Bank of Libya invited foreign banks to submit expressions of interest for two new bank licences. 
 
The licences would be granted for a maximum stake of 49 percent in a joint-venture between a successful candidate and a Libyian company. Notwithstanding the minorty share, foreign banks may enjoy full management control in the joint-venture.
 
So far banks from France, Italy, Portugal and the UK arereported to show interest in the new licences.

AFFECTED SECTORS

 
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AFFECTED PRODUCTS

 
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