Central Bank governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Monday that the Lebanese economy remains relatively healthy thanks to a stable local currency, inflation and interest rates.In comments made during a conference titled "The Global Lebanese Entrepreneurs and Investors Summit," the governor said that the foreign holdings have reinforced the Central Bank's ability to expand the economy through special incentive programs.The Central Bank has also maintained a high stock of gold, Salameh said.Salameh also announced that the Central Bank may license a stock exchange that will list small- and medium-sized businesses.
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