Lebanese president orders central bank to comply with audit

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The independent firm commissioned to conduct a forensic audit of Lebanon’s central bank has still not received the information it needs, the country’s president said.

Lebanese president Michel Aoun announced he had ordered Central Bank of Lebanon governor Riad Salameh and finance minister Youssef Khalil to hand the data over. On his official Twitter feed, he warned in Arabic that the repercussions of failing to do so would be negative on all levels.

Lebanon is in the grip of a massive economic

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