Central Bank governor Riad Salameh, center, shakes hands with Adnan Kassar ahead of a conference in Beirut, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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The Capital Market Authority will issue licenses for the launch of online stock and currency trading, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Wednesday.Salameh said this electronic exchange can be run from the Beirut Stock Exchange if the government privatizes the bourse according to the law.Trade with Arab countries also receives a big setback due to the spillover of the Syrian war," Torbey said.He called for long-term strategies to revitalize the Lebanese economy and achieve better growth. But Torbey stressed that despite this gloomy picture, the Lebanese banking sector remained solid and has lifted the economy. Torbey underlined that Lebanese banks have not only financed the private sector but the public sector as well. The head of the economic committees and former minister Adnan Kassar warned the Lebanese economy had not achieved the desired growth.
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