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Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen

19 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Protesters prevented Lebanon's parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country towards economic collapse. | Video

Lebanon to trial gasoline tender amid supply, price concerns

15 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's energy ministry will trial a state tender for gasoline next month, caretaker energy minister Nada Boustani said on Friday, in an effort to stave off potential supply shortages brought on by the country's worsening economic conditions.

Ex-finance chief Safadi agrees to be put forward as Lebanon's PM

15 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.

Lebanon's crisis is 'dangerous', evokes start of '75 war-defence minister

14 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's Defence Minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90 civil war.

CORRECTED-Lebanon's crisis is "dangerous", evokes start of civil war-defence minister

14 Nov 2019

BEIRUT, Nov 14 Lebanon's Defence Minister said on Thursday the country was in a "very dangerous situation" and compared street unrest of recent days to the start of 1975-90 civil war.

Lebanese banks close on security fears amid talks on new gov't

12 Nov 2019

* Some bank staff intimidated by clients demanding their money

Lebanon central bank says bank deposits are safe, banks to review curbs

11 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's central bank, seeking to shore up battered confidence in the financial system amid the worst economic crisis in decades, said on Monday bank deposits are secure and it had the ability to preserve the stability of the pegged Lebanese pound.

'No need to panic': Lebanon banking body tells depositors as protests continue

10 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanese bank deposits are safe and there is no need to panic, the head of the banking association said on Saturday, seeking to calm nerves about restrictions on some withdrawals imposed after nationwide protests.

UPDATE 3-Egypt's headline inflation slows to four-year low of 8.7% in July

08 Aug 2019

CAIRO, Aug 8 Egypt's headline inflation rate fell to its lowest in nearly four years, dropping to 8.7% in July from 9.4% in June, official figures from the CAPMAS statistics agency showed on Thursday.

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