Lebanon economy, pound not in danger from Hariri exit: Finance minister

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said there is "no danger to the economy or pound".
Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil said there is "no danger to the economy or pound".PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - The Lebanese economy and pound are not in danger following the resignation of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Saturday (Nov 4), Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil told Reuters.

There is "no danger to the economy or pound", Khalil said.

Hariri's resignation topples a coalition government grouping nearly all of Lebanon's main political parties.