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Lebanon’s banks will not participate in three-day strike

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Lebanon’s banks will not join a three-day general strike slated to begin on Thursday, the Association of Banks in Lebanon said on Wednesday, distancing itself from industrial action intended to press politicians to form a new government.

The association said in a statement it would work as normal to secure end-of-month salaries for citizens.

Meanwhile the Lebanese Economic Bodies group called off a three-day general strike that was to begin on Thursday, state news agency NNA reported on Wednesday.

The group called for the strike on Monday but said it had re-considered in light of tough economic conditions and the need for employees to collect end-of-month salaries.