| 1 February 2023, Wednesday |

After the rise… Black dollar back downwards.

The black dollar exchange rate remains stable, as it recorded this Saturday morning, between 28,100 Lebanese pounds for purchase and 28,050 Lebanese pounds for sale.

Last March, Lebanon announced that it was unable to pay its outstanding debts on time, and suspended the payment of $1.2 billion due on the ninth of March, putting the debt-ridden country on the path of defaulting on sovereign debt, at a time when it is facing a major financial crisis.

The Lebanese local currency has lost more than 95 percent of its value since the economic downturn began in 2019, and banks are no longer allowing foreign currency depositors to access their savings.

And the credit rating agency Fitch said that the road remains difficult for Lebanon to get out of the default situation on its sovereign obligations.

  • Sawt Beirut International