Lebanon cbank still awaits anti-laundering law

Lebanon's central bank said on Feb. 2, 2001, it would cooperate with global efforts to combat money laudering once parliament approved a law that would open up the country's highly secretive banking system. "Once the law is passed, the central bank will issue details on how to implement it," Banque du Liban Governor Riad Salameh said in a statement. "We're waiting for parliament."

Salameh commented a day after the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an agency set up by the Group of