In an interview with Saudi Arabia's Al-Jazeera newspaper last week, the Libyan Minister of Economy, Ahmed al-Koshly, spoke about recovering Libya’s foreign assets and the cost of last year's foreign intervention.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) report published in April estimates that Libya’s real GDP fell by 60% in 2011, but expects it to bounce back quickly in 2012 as crude output recovers.
The Libyan Export Promotion Centre (LEPC) has laid out plans to increase the volume of Libya's non-oil exports, which it says accounted for only 2% of the country's gross domestic product in 2010.
Secretary of the GPC for Industry, Economy and Trade, Mohamed Haweij, issued Decision 41 of 2011 to reduce the prices of locally-produced cooking oil and sugar, according to Quryna.
A Jordan Economic Forum was held in Tripoli on 23-24 January to discuss joint cooperation between the two countries, Al Jamahiriya reported.
The GPC has decided to remove taxes and customs duties on local and imported staple goods, Al Jamahiriya reported.
The National Planning Council (NPC) reported that the total contract value of current development projects is LD141.4bn ($113.2bn), according to Al Shams.
The GPC says that it has established around 60 industrial zones in Libya in the past year, covering a total of 4,855ha, according to Al Shams.
GPC Secretary Al Baghdadi Ali Al Mahmoudi says the government plans to float a number of public-sector companies and reform some development projects, Al Shams reported in early January.
Shares worth LD5.8bn ($4.6bn) were transferred from the Economic and Social Development Fund (ESDF) to 250,000 low-income families on 6 January under an arrangement to distribute Libya’s economic wealth to the country’s poorer citizens.
The GPC of Planning and Finance has set the state budget for 2011 at LD57bn ($45.6bn), with projected revenues of LD50bn ($40bn) from oil and LD7bn ($5.6bn) from non-oil sources.
The Belarusian ambassador to Libya took a commercial delegation to the Jebel Gharbi region of Libya on 28 December, reported the Al Fajar Al Jadeed newspaper. 
New statistics released by the Central Bank of Libya showed that annual inflation rose to 2.9% in November 2010, up from 2.0% in October. The rise took the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) to 132.0 against a 2003 base of 100
The eastern branch of the General Authority of Ownership and Investment organised a workshop on 25 December in Benghazi to discuss the role of loans in promoting national investment, according to the Al Jamahiriya newspaper.
The GPC for Industry, Economy and Trade is requesting that Libyan firms complete its registration process in order to be better prepared for tendering, according to the Tripoli Post.