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Updated 03 June 2020

Money exchange shops in Lebanon reopen, ending one-month strike

Money exchange shops reopen in the Hamra district of Lebanon's capital Beirut, ending a strike that lasted for a month. Lebanon is in the midst of its worst economic crunch in decades as banks have gradually stopped all dollar withdrawals in recent months, and the local currency has plummeted from 1,507 to more than 4,000 pounds to the dollar on the black market.