| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Black market dollar rate today

In light of the political stagnation in Lebanon due to the Eid al-Adha holiday, the black market dollar is still recording remarkable stability.

The dollar ranged between 29,450 Lebanese pounds for purchase and 29,400 pounds for sale.

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.

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.


  • Sawt Beirut International