By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 29 December:
The Economic Department of Tripoli Local Council (TLC) organized an economic forum in Tripoli today entitled: The . . .[restrict]first Economic Forum – Together we think, work and build.
Attended by members of the GNC, TLC, the Central Bank of Libya, academics, lawyers and members of the business community, the forum concentrated on three areas: economic, financial and the workplace and business environment.
Opening the forum, Mohamed Gadur, head of the Economic Department at the TLC noted “how great it is today that we are able to gather here today freely able to discuss our challenges and put forward possible solutions to them in a new era of freedom“. He concluded by wishing the gathered a good and fruitful debate.
The economic discussion at the forum was concerned with diagnosing the reality of the Libyan economy, developing existing systems, potentials for reforming current laws, the current priorities of economic development and subsidies in cash or goods.
The financial debate dealt with the reality of the present financial system, the potential ways for investing Libya’s available finances, the hindrances to financing, Islamic banking, and the relationship between financial policies and economic policies.
The third topic for discussion regarding the Libyan market and business environment was concerned with the outward appearance of the Libyan market and business environment, over-employment in the state sector and its possible solutions, foreign labour, developing the present mechanism of the labour market and the relationship between the business market and environment and economic activity. [/restrict]