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Lebanon's banks to remain shut on Thursday - statement

BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Banks in Lebanon will remain closed on Thursday, the banking association said, as unprecedented protests gripped the country despite the government announcing emergency reforms.

The statement on Wednesday said the banks were "waiting for the general situation to stabilise". The banks have been shut for five working days so far. (Reporting by Ellen Francis and Tom Perry; Editing by Alison Williams)