The Lebanese Banks Association building is seen in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Grace Kassab, File)
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International rating agency Moody's expects deposit inflows to Lebanon to remain sustainable despite recent U.S. sanctions against Hezbollah senior officials.Moody's noted that the Central Bank has recently introduced a new operation increasing the interest rate on existing BDL instruments that banks hold by 2-3 percentage points for banks.It did not rule out the possibility that Lebanese banks would come under stricter scrutiny once the U.S. announces new measures targeting Hezbollah and all its associates.It noted that U.S. correspondent banks will probably be more cautious in dealing with Lebanese banks in the future if Washington adopted extra measures.
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