Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Friday that BDL has sold $828 million to finance fuel imports to Lebanon from its foreign currency reserves in the month of July alone, urging the authorities to crack down on the smuggling of fuel to the black market.
The Daily Star
President Michel Aoun began Monday binding parliamentary consultations to designate a new prime minister for crises-hit Lebanon, with former premier Najib Mikati set to easily win the nomination. Aoun started the one-day consultations with a meeting with Mikati. He then met other former PMs before began various parliamentary blocs and independent MPs to hear from them their nominations.