Un homme désigné par ses initiales A.S. et originaire de Kefraya a réussi à retirer la totalité de ses dépôts pour la somme de 50 000 USD de la banque BBAC de la localité de Jeb Janine toujours dans la Békaa Ouest après avoir pris en otage les employés et les clients de cette succursale et menacé d’incendier les locaux après l’avoir aspergé d’essence.

L’homme s’est cependant vu être arrêté par les Forces de Sécurité Intérieure après avoir obtenu gain de cause, annonce la dépêche de l’Agence Nationale d’Information.

Banks heavily impacted by the economic crisis

Lebanese banks, for their part, are heavily impacted by the economic crisis that Lebanon is going through. This crisis came to light with the famous foreign currency shortages in May 2019, first blamed on logistical problems by the Banque du Liban before finally recognizing that private institutions were facing major liquidity crises. . The ABL then implemented informal capital controls in November 2019.

So far, Lebanese banks generally refuse to allow depositors to freely dispose of their funds.

As early as 2019, many incidents had then broken out in bank branches, with depositors demanding to be able to withdraw their funds, which bank officials refused when the breakdown of losses in the banking sector, estimated at 69 billion dollars, should soon be detailed. according to the Mikati III government, 83 billion dollars according to the previous government, a figure close to that of the IMF and 103 billion dollars according to certain rating agencies.

In total, the top 14 Lebanese banks alone would require an injection of $ 65 billion, well beyond the possibilities of economic aid estimated at $ 26 billion. Also, haircuts on eurobonds or even on part of Lebanese bonds seem to become inevitable, despite the increase in equity on the decision of a circular from the Banque du Liban.

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