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Lebanon

Republic in western Asia

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Reuters Editorial
March 16, 2020
IN
Beirut's usually congested streets were largely free of cars and pedestrians stayed away from its seafront Corniche as government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus took effect with varying degrees of success on Monday.
Tom Perry
March 12, 2020
IN
Lebanon's plan to tackle a financial and economic crisis will meet IMF recommendations and will be ready in weeks, the finance minister said, adding that any recourse to an IMF programme must be politically agreed and its terms should not cause suffering.
Marc Jones
March 11, 2020
IN
Lebanon has bowed to the inevitable and said it won't be honouring a $1.2 billion bond payment that was due on Monday. It will be its first default, but what options does one of the world's most debt-strained countries now have?
Reuters
March 7, 2020
@bsindia
Lebanon was set to announce on Saturday it cannot make upcoming dollar bond payments and wants to restructure $31 billion of foreign currency debt.
Samia Nakhoul
March 4, 2020
IN
The Lebanese government must swallow its misgivings and reach a rescue deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or risk economic implosion and further turmoil, economists, diplomats and politicians said.
Reuters Editorial
March 2, 2020
IN
Lebanon has exclusive jurisdiction over Lebanese in the country, its president said on Monday, appearing to rebuff a visiting Japanese minister who said it was "obvious and natural" that ousted ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan.
Reuters Editorial
March 2, 2020
IN
Japan wants cooperation with Lebanon in the case of ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn and to develop bilateral ties, deputy justice minister Hiroyuki Yoshiie said during a visit to Lebanon on Monday, according to the Lebanese presidency.
The Associated Press
March 2, 2020
CTVNews
Japan's deputy justice minister met top officials in Lebanon Monday over the case of former Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn who fled to his home country late last year while on bail in Japan and awaiting trial.
AP | PTI
February 28, 2020
@bsindia
Justice Minister Masako Mori said Friday that she was dispatching the official to Beirut to explain the Japanese criminal justice system and improve cooperation
Reuters Editorial
February 28, 2020
U.S.
Japan&#039;s vice minister of justice is traveling to Lebanon this weekend to try to make the case that fugitive ex-Nissan <7201.T> Chairman Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan.
Reuters Editorial
February 23, 2020
U.S.
France is ready to support Lebanon financially -- bilaterally or multilaterally -- its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region.
February 22, 2020
Livemint
After his escape from Japan, the auto titan is back in the homeland he left as a teenager. He can't leave without risking arrest and worries he is being watched.
Reuters Editorial
February 20, 2020
IN
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) met Lebanese government officials on Thursday at the start of a visit to advise on how to tackle the country's crippling financial and economic crisis.
Reuters Editorial
February 16, 2020
U.S.
Lebanon's state-owned carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) reversed a decision to accept payment only in U.S. dollars after a backlash on Sunday, Lebanese media and an MEA source said.
Reuters Editorial
February 16, 2020
U.S.
Lebanon's state-owned carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) will only accept payment in U.S. dollars from Monday, the National News Agency reported, as the country grapples with a foreign currency liquidity crisis.
Tom Arnold
February 11, 2020
IN
The worst is yet to come for Lebanon's banks.
Laila Bassam
February 3, 2020
IN
Lebanon's new government will look to reduce interest rates and recapitalise banks as part of a broad plan that includes taking "painful" steps to escape a deep financial crisis, according to a draft policy statement seen by Reuters.
Laila Bassam
February 2, 2020
IN
A policy statement by Lebanon's new government calls for interest rate cuts and bank recapitalisation in a rescue plan that includes "painful steps" to address a financial crisis, according to a draft seen by Reuters on Sunday.
Yuri Kageyama
January 30, 2020
CTVNews
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who skipped bail while awaiting trial in Japan, and is now in Lebanon.
Stephen Kalin
January 27, 2020
IN
Gulf Arab states have long channelled funds into Lebanon's fragile economy but its rich neighbours, alarmed by the rising influence of their arch-rival Iran's ally Hezbollah, now appear loath to help ease Beirut's worst financial crisis in decades.
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