Bahrain central bank says committed to keeping currency peg

"The Central Bank ...has no plans to alter the Bahraini dinar's value," it said.

  

DUBAI- Bahrain is committed to keeping its currency pegged to the dollar, its central bank said on Tuesday, after the dinar fell in the spot market to a 17-year low because of concern about the country's rising public debt.

"The Central Bank ...has no plans to alter the Bahraini dinar's value," it said.

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