Libyan central banks have open dispute as political climate worsens

Tripoli-based central bank denies counterpart’s claims of lack of liquidity


One of Libya’s two central banks has accused the other of depriving it of liquidity, amid an escalating dispute between the country’s hostile factions.

The central bank in Libya’s eastern regions told reporters that its Tripoli-based counterpart was withholding liquidity transfers, Reuters reported on June 29. It demanded that the other central bank provide it with cash, saying it would stop co-operation if that did not happen.

The Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya, which serves the

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