|18 November, 2019

Lebanese banks will return to work on Tuesday: broadcaster LBCI

Banks in Lebanon will reopen after a week-long closure, local broadcaster LBCI reported on Monday, following a bank employee union's revision of new security measures.

People wait to make transactions at an ATM outside a closed Blom Bank branch in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 25, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

People wait to make transactions at an ATM outside a closed Blom Bank branch in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 25, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose

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BEIRUT- Banks in Lebanon will reopen on Tuesday after a week-long closure, local broadcaster LBCI reported on Monday, following a bank employee union's revision of new security measures.

Lebanese banks have been closed since Nov. 12 because of a strike that the bank employees' federation said was over security concerns by staff facing intimidation from clients demanding their money.

(Reporting by Tom Perry; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Alex Richardson) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))

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