Sunday, 18 March 2018


  • Lebanon central bank: IMF criticism valid, but budget a good start

    05:52 | 18/3/18
    He said the central bank planned no new financial operations to raise reserves, which briefly fell in November during a political crisis when the prime minister offered his resignation in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia, straining the Lebanese pound's ... more»
  • Saudi Arabia's $2bn cash transfer gives hope to Yemenis

    03:26 | 18/3/18
    The National
    The Yemeni rial rose by nearly 10 per cent against the US dollar after Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with the Yemen Central Bank for the transfer of $2 billion to shore up the economy of the war-ravaged country. more»
  • Lebanon: IMF criticism valid, but budget a good start

    02:52 | 18/3/18
    Lebanon's parliament is under pressure to approve the budget before the Paris conference, which it is expected to do. The draft, with a deficit matching last year's at 7.3 trillion Lebanese pounds ($4.8 billion; Dh17.62 billion), demonstrated a ... more»
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