Lebanon’s central bank governor steps down without successor
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Riad Salameh held the post for 30 years, but is now wanted in several European countries for alleged financial crimes. One of his vice-governors will temporarily take over.
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The People's Bank of China announced it was cutting its key one-year interest rate for the second time in three months on Monday, but left its five-year rate unchanged.
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