The international community has hit Muammer Gaddafi with a raft of sanctions and asset freezes aimed at cutting off his funding. But the embattled Libyan leader is sitting on a pot of gold. The Libyan central bank – which is under Colonel Gaddafi’s control – holds 143.8 tonnes of gold (among the top 25 reserves in the world, and worth more than $6.5 bln at current prices), according to the latest data from the IMF, although some suspect the true amount could be several tonnes higher. – FT
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