Two men scuttle into an alleyway in the souk, holding between them what looks like a bin sack full of money. Around 300,000 dinars maybe, says Kalil, casting a professional eye over the couple. Keep your eyes open and youll see millions flying around in here. This is Libyas Wall Street. If the souk is Libyas Wall Street then Kalil is one of its hotshot traders. Relaxing outside one of Tripolis old town cafés, he cuts a dapper figure with slick, gelled hair, a navy suit jacket and an open smile. He operates out of one of the souks many gold shops, changing currencies and sending cash overseas.
|Kalil, a 'hotshot trader' in a Tripoli souk|
|Omar Mohamed Saoud, head of the interim administrative committee, Sahara Bank|
|Ahmed Rajab, general manager of Gumhouria Bank|
|Aman Bank, Libyas largest privately controlled lender|