Riad Salemeh: “Lebanon is not bankrupt”, exclusive interview in Paris Match

The central bank of Lebanon’s Governor, Riad Salameh, gave an exclusive interview to leading French publication Paris Match, in which he explained that the central bank is not the cause of the problems that Lebanon is facing and that the country is better able to tackle its challenges thanks to the actions that the bank has taken….

Hezbollah Attacks Central Bank of Lebanon

Lebanon’s Central Bank Governor has spoken up about a “systematic campaign” against him by Hezbollah-backed PM Hassan Diab Riad Salameh, Governor of Lebanon’s Central Bank, spoke out today in a one-hour long video conference. He addressed the “systematic campaign” against him, which is widely thought to have been driven by Hezbollah. Mr Salameh was responding…

Lebanon’s central bank is “a stable point in a country in convulsion”

Leading French economist Nicolas Bouzou, director of the economic research company Asterès, wrote in today’s Les Echos about what the West can learn Lebanon’s current economic situation.  According to Bouzou, we can look at the deterioration in Lebanon to understand what can happen when a country accumulates decades of non-existing or failing public policies. Bouzou also singles out…

Why Lebanon Deserves International Support

The news from Lebanon in recent weeks has been grim. As street protests in Beirut and other cities intensify, so does the country’s economic suffering, writes Charles Tannock. A political, economic, and social crisis has taken hold, leading to hard-currency shortages that hinder imports of vital daily commodities such as wheat, medicine, and fuel. Moreover,…