October 24, 2019 / 2:08 PM / 20 days ago

Lebanon banks to remain closed on Friday - statement

BEIRUT, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Lebanon’s banks will remain closed on Friday due to safety concerns amid nationwide protests but will reopen as soon as the situation stabilises, the country’s banking association said on Thursday.

In a statement carried on Lebanon’s state news agency, Lebanon’s Banking Association said: “Bank operations will be limited to providing wages of customers and employees at the end of the current month through ATMs.” (Reporting by Ellen Francis and Eric Knecht; editing by David Clarke)

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