December 17, 2000
Heading towards year-end, the local foreign exchange market stood relatively quiet with the limited demand for US dollars being absorbed comfortably by banks, thus allowing the Central Bank to remain
Lebanon’s central bank governor, Riad Salameh, stated this week that the recent reduction in customs duties along with the introduction of the open skies policy “can help GDP growth to reach three per
Lebanon, Syria and Egypt signed an estimated one-billion-dollar deal Friday for the transport of Egyptian and Syrian natural gas for sale locally, regionally and in Europe.
Activity for the Beirut Stock Exchange was subdued for the week, with sentiment still in a wait-and-see mode, as markets await draft budget activity.
Allied Business Bank SAL (ABB), one of Lebanon’s medium-size banks, launched a new loan product targeting newlywed couples.
Lebanon issued a $400 million Eurobond due in 2004 at a fixed rate of 9.5 percent, or a spread of 410 basis points over similar US treasuries.
December 16, 2000
Former Greek Catholic archbishop of Jerusalem Monsignor Hilarion Capucci threw a stone at Israel on Saturday during a visit to Lebanon.
A Beirut military court sentenced 89 people to up to two years in prison Saturday as it continued to prosecute more than 2,000 Lebanese for \"collabor
December 15, 2000
In a meeting with leaders of the dismantled South Lebanon Army, Ariel Sharon hinted for plans to reoccupy south Lebanon, acording to Lebanese sources.
Ten Lebanese and a Palestinian who were among the 54 political prisoners repatriated to Lebanon earlier this week from Syria were released late Friday
Lebanon and Syria signed an estimated one-billion-dollar deal Friday with Egypt to import Egyptian natural gas by ship across the Mediterranean for sa
Lebanon’s finance minister, Fouad Siniora, has announced that the government would be extended a subsidy program which reduces the cost of borrowing for small- and medium-sized businesses.
December 14, 2000
Lebanese Prosecutor Adnan Addoum received Thursday a list from Syrian authorities with the names of Lebanese serving sentences for non-political crime
Lebanon issued a $400 million Eurobond due in 2004 at a fixed rate of 9.5%,or a spread of 410 basis points over similar US treasuries. The 4-year bond was increased to $400 million, up from the initia
Allied Business Bank SAL (ABB),one of Lebanon’s medium-size banks,launched a new loan product targeting newlywed couples.The bank is offering a three-year loan of up to $15,000 to couples in their 30s