Lebanon central bank workers strike, PM demands budgetary ’realism’

Lebanon central bank workers strike, PM demands budgetary ’realism’

Lebanese central bank employees went on strike on Monday over state budget proposals that would cut their benefits. PM Saad al-Hariri said failure to pass a ’realistic’ budget would be like a ’suicide operation’ against the economy. Saddled with one of the world’s heaviest public debt burdens, the government is debating a draft 2019 budget which may be the most austere in Lebanon’s history.

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