Qataris buy 49% of key Libyan bank stake

[Editor’s note: And some still think that it was all about “humanitarian matter”… Qatar buying out 49% of Libya’s Bank of Commerce, is yet another example of why Libya has been bombed back to stone age. So the cake can be shared amongst those US client countries who decided and supported this illegal war that destroyed Africa’s wealthiest country and killed innocent civilians by thousands and thousands… ]

Libya’s Bank of Commerce and Development (BCD) has agreed to sell a 49 percent stake in itself to the Qatar National Bank (QNB) for an undisclosed amount. The decision was made by BCD shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting held in Benghazi yesterday.

BCD chairman Jamal Abdelmalek said the agreement would result in an increase in the bank’s capital, which will support its financial position and its ability to expand in the Libyan market. Besides an unrevealed capital injection, QNB will be providing administrative support.

Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, QNB Group CEO said the deal was in line with the company’s strategic plan of international expansion in selected and promising markets, of which Libya was clearly one.

“The QNB group looks forward to increasing fields in the Libyan market which is anticipated to record healthy growth rates, paving the way for a wide range of banking services in partnership with the BCD.” Continue reading