Reconstruction after Gadhafi European Firms Hoping for Big Business in Libya

Berlin may have stayed out of the fight for Libya, but German companies hope to profit from its reconstruction. Several economic leaders have already visited the war-torn country to investigate business opportunities. But competition is fierce.
Von Maria Marquart und Katharina Pauli
An oil pipeline belonging to BASF subsidiary Wintershall in Libya: The company hopes the new rebel government will honor existing contracts.

An oil pipeline belonging to BASF subsidiary Wintershall in Libya: The company hopes the new rebel government will honor existing contracts.

Foto: DB Wintershall/ picture alliance / dpa
Graphic Gallery: Libya's Oil Industry
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Graphic Gallery: Libya's Oil Industry

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