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Libya's entire GDP in 2000s fluctuated between $30B and $100B. (source) Libya's Central Bank assets in 2011 were estimated to be $25bn (since then, doubled due to finding another $20 odd billion in assets - source). The world banking system that has many trillions of assets. A list of private banks' assets is here, just the biggest ones add up to ~$80 ...


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The claim that There is no electricity bill in Libya; electricity is free for all its citizens. is false. There was electricity bills but the price was very low. According to IMF, Libya's electricity price per KwH for residential consumers was 1.5 U.S. cents. (The average price people in the U.S. pay for electricity is about 12 cents per kilowatt-hour....


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From 1992, the UAE has offered a "marriage fund" to address what it describes as the problem of increasing number of spinsters as well as the reluctance of UAE men to marry national women. According to an essay [PDF] published by the Population Reference Bureau, these trends were due to increasing dowries As in other oil-rich Gulf countries, an ...


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