Good economic news for Lebanon

I blogged before about some medium-term concerns I have around Lebanon’s currency stability. A story I saw today shows an opposite view, so I’m linking it here.  Moody’s have upgraded Lebanon’s bond ratings due to improved external liquidity.

My original post was to temper the irrational optimism around the currency peg, rather than to say there is bad news around the corner. However, I still feel Moody’s may be slightly optimistic, upgrading a small country’s bonds when the extent of the global recession is not clear.