Lebanon's Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh looks on during during an interview with Reuters in his office in Beirut, Lebanon July 18, 2016. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi
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A major U.S. bank does not expect any further immediate American measures against Lebanese banks in the wake of the brief showdown between the lenders and Hezbollah.Citi said that the pressure on Lebanese piled up after the Central Bank instructed local lenders to fully comply with the U.S. list.But Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh eventually ordered banks to stick to the list provided by the Americans only. Citi also commented on the public finances of the Lebanese government.
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