November 4, 2017 / 2:19 PM / in 10 months

Lebanon economy, pound not in danger from Hariri exit: finmin

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

Lebanon's Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil speaks during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/Files

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.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Alexander Smith

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