IMF positive on recent BDL and budget measures
BDL names Ahmad Safa Al Baraka temporary director
Currency in circulation dropped by 31 percent
Small size LL100,000 bills in circulation in December
Foreign currency reserves increase by $430 million
$1.8 billion withdrawn so far under Circular 158
Barely avoiding Grey List through a year grace period
E-wallets allowed to carry up to $50K
$2.5 billion in profits earned on Sayrafa platform
IMF: Economy has stabilized but reforms are too slow
$77 million industrial loans approved by Cedar Oxygen
Balance of payments deficit up 63 percent at $3.2 billion