Lebanese central bank faces audit as crisis deepens


The Central Bank of Lebanon is to be audited as recriminations fly over the country’s descent into economic crisis.

The government appointed turnaround consultants Alvarez & Marsal to carry out the audit, after a cabinet meeting on July 21.

Prime minister Hassan Diab said the audit of the central bank’s accounts would form a key part of the government’s reform agenda. The central bank, led by long-standing governor Riad Salameh, has been accused of failing to prevent the collapse of the

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