SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 17 August 2022, Wednesday |

Black dollar exchange rate this morning.

The black dollar exchange rate continues at its high rate, as it registeres today, 29800 pounds for selling, and 29750 pounds for buying.
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.

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

The outgoing Lebanese Cabinet approved a roadmap for financial recovery during its last session before moving to the status of a caretaker.

The plan includes canceling a “significant part” of the Central Bank of Lebanon’s foreign currency obligations towards commercial banks and dissolving banks that are not eligible to continue by November.

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  • Sawt Beirut International