Chaos around Lebanese central bank grows

Central Bank of Lebanon
The Central Bank of Lebanon
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The furore around Lebanon’s central bank intensified as Reuters reported that a US firm will recommence its long-delayed forensic audit of the institution.

The news agency also reported that the association representing the country’s commercial banks have rejected a draft International Monetary Fund agreement as unlawful. Local media reported that a judge investigating Central Bank of Lebanon governor Riad Salameh said security forces were unable to locate him.

Staff from US firm Alvarez &

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