Haitian banks suspend operations

Banks close as Caribbean country is rocked by fuel protests and inflation hits 10-year high

Haiti and Dominican Republic map

The Haitian banking industry association has announced that the country’s commercial banks would close from September 15 amid mass protests. The association said the closure was “for the sake of the security of employees”, according to reports in Haitian and Dominican media.

A wave of demonstrations broke out in the country after the Haitian government announced an increase in fuel prices earlier in the week. The fuel protests are the latest public outcry amid deteriorating conditions

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