|16 January, 2020

Lebanese bank regulator seeks details of transfers to Switzerland-circular

The circular, dated January 14, does not ask the banks for the names of customers who made the transfers.

A 20 and 50 Euro bank note are seen in front of a cash drawer with Swiss francs in Bern January 16, 2015.

A 20 and 50 Euro bank note are seen in front of a cash drawer with Swiss francs in Bern January 16, 2015.

REUTERS/Thomas Hodel

BEIRUT- Lebanon's banking control commission has asked banks for the dates and sizes of transfers to Switzerland since Oct. 17, when the start of anti-government protests led banks to block transfers abroad, according to a circular seen on Thursday.

The circular, dated Jan. 14, does not ask the banks for the names of customers who made the transfers. Banks should provide the information within a week, it said.

(Reporting by Dala Osserian; Writing by Tom Perry; editing by John Stonestreet) ((thomas.perry@thomsonreuters.com; Reuters Messaging: thomas.perry.reuters.com@reuters.net))

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