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Lebanese importers struggle as banks impose credit controls

05 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanese traders are struggling to pay for imports of everything from pasta to nappies as banks impose restrictions on lines of credit in response to concerns about tighter liquidity after weeks of street demonstrations.

Banks will seek to stop money leaving Lebanon when doors reopen: sources

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's banks will seek to prevent capital flight when they open on Friday but without imposing formal capital controls after a two-week closure due to nationwide protests which led the prime minister to resign, banking sources told Reuters.

Banks will seek to stop money leaving Lebanon when doors reopen - sources

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's banks will seek to prevent capital flight when they open on Friday but without imposing formal capital controls after a two-week closure due to nationwide protests which led the prime minister to resign, banking sources told Reuters.

Banks will seek to stop money leaving Lebanon when doors reopen -sources

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT, Oct 31 Lebanon's banks will seek to prevent capital flight when they open on Friday but without imposing formal capital controls after a two-week closure due to nationwide protests which led the prime minister to resign, banking sources told Reuters.

RPT-At Lebanon shops, mills and petrol pumps, fears of supply crisis grow

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT, Oct 30 When Yara Kabalan's weekly coffee delivery arrived at her Beirut minimarket on Tuesday against the backdrop of nationwide protests that have shut banks, it was not business as usual.

At Lebanon shops, mills and petrol pumps, fears of supply crisis grow

30 Oct 2019

BEIRUT When Yara Kabalan's weekly coffee delivery arrived at her Beirut minimarket on Tuesday against the backdrop of nationwide protests that have shut banks, it was not business as usual.

At Lebanon shops, mills and petrol pumps, fears of supply crisis grow

30 Oct 2019

BEIRUT When Yara Kabalan's weekly coffee delivery arrived at her Beirut minimarket on Tuesday against the backdrop of nationwide protests that have shut banks, it was not business as usual.

Lebanon's central bank urges quick solution to avoid future collapse

28 Oct 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank governor said on Monday a solution must be found in days to a crisis unleashed by huge protests against the ruling elite, saying this would restore confidence and avoid any future economic collapse.

Syrian Kurdish forces say leaving Turkish border area, Damascus welcomes move

28 Oct 2019

BEIRUT The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday it had agreed to withdraw more than 30 km (19 miles) from the Turkish border, an announcement welcomed by Damascus which said Turkey should now end its "aggression" in northeast Syria.

UPDATE 2-With Lebanon in deadlock, protesters form human chain

27 Oct 2019

* Millers association warn of depleted wheat stocks (Adds quotes from protesters, millers association, comments from protesters)

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