Lebanon has ‘no intention of touching value’ of bonds, says finance minister
Lebanon’s finance minister said on Friday there was “absolutely no intention of touching the value of Lebanese bonds”, following a Bloomberg report that quoted him saying a fiscal reform plan being prepared included a debt rescheduling.
Asked whether a haircut was under consideration, Ali Hassan Khalil told Reuters: “There is absolutely no intention of touching the value of Lebanese bonds or taking a percentage of them.
“The proposals are an operation to organize and manage the debt and to move ahead with reform measures that reduce the burden of it.”
Dollar bonds tumble for second day
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s dollar-denominated bonds suffered a second day of hefty falls with many issues trading at record lows.
The 2025 bond dropped 5.25 cents to a fresh record low of 73.50 cents in the dollar.