November 2, 2019 / 2:40 PM / a month ago

Lebanon central bank chief says banks reopened without 'any disturbance'

FILE PHOTO: Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh speaks during a Euromoney conference in Beirut, Lebanon June 25, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Saturday the reopening of banks to the public after a two-week closure due to nationwide protests “did not cause any disturbance at any bank” and that no “formal capital controls” were being considered.

“This is important given the long period of shut down and the events our country went through,” he told Reuters in written comments.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Laila Bassam

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