The tragic events of the past week in Benghazi will continue to have repercussions not only for Libya but for the region in general.
How the new Libyan government deals with the issues of security and law and order in the short term will determine the future direction of the country.
Trade missions have been postponed rather than cancelled, and some international businesses are pausing briefly to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, at Libya Business News, we will continue to bring you the highest quality business intelligence. As part of that commitment, we are delighted to welcome a new member to our panel of Expert Bloggers: Dr Mohamed Karbal will be updating us on the legal aspects of investing in Libya, and you can read his first article here.