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Lebanese banks succeeded in amending the first draft of the U.S. Congress act against Hezbollah to protect the country and the local lenders, the chairman of BLOM said.Azhari stressed that it is in Lebanon's best interests to fully comply with international resolutions and U.S. measures to combat money-laundering and terrorism funding.He added that the American side had expressed satisfaction with the Central Bank and Lebanese banks' efforts to combat money laundering. BLOM's profits in the first nine months of 2015 increased by 7.6 percent to reach $290 million.
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