Lebanon

May 1, 2001

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The locally traded shares of Lebanon’s Solidere fell below $5 for the first time ever on the Beirut bourse Monday as economic recession and regional i

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Canada pledged Monday, April 30, to join in any international program to help relieve Lebanon of its debt burden, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien said. Talking to journalists after a private mee

April 30, 2001

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The Polish national airline, LOT, is planning to resume flights to Lebanon this week, its first service to Beirut in 26 years.

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Two Lebanese were killed by abandoned Israeli ordnance in the south this weekend, while another person was wounded.

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With less than a week remaining before Pope John Paul II visits Syria, ambiguity still surrounds the Lebanese Maronite patriarch's position on whether

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Industrialists in Lebanon and Syria are looking together for new export markets, a move they say reflects increased cooperation stemming from a 1998 f

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Yugoslavia has decided to temporarily close down its embassy in Beirut, Belgrade’s charge d’affaires, Jovan Vujasinovic, said in a memo addressed to t

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Georgina Rizk, the former Lebanese Miss Universe, denied rumors spread lately that she was getting divorced from her husband the famous Lebanese singer Walid Tawfiq.

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The level of TB purchase subscriptions jumped almost 64 percent to LP562.39 billion ($373.06 million) on April 19th as the amount of maturing TBs rose sharply by 89.5 percent to LP489.89 billion ($324

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The Eurobond market witnessed a measured demand across the yield curve advancing mainly from local participants. Interest in sovereign papers maturing in 2003 till 2006 was magnified, thus lifting the

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BLOM Bank S.A.L., the largest bank in Lebanon, announced its consolidated first quarter 2001 results compared to the same period last year. This included the following: (1) Increase in assets and depo

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The BLOM Stock Index (BSI) headed into a downward dive this week plunging to 476.06,well below the 500 mark (half its base level of 1,000 set in January 1996) and losing 19.68 percent since the beginn

April 29, 2001

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri has met the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, telling him that Israel is violating Beirut's so

April 28, 2001

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Some 200 physicians across Lebanon will be shortly providing free medical and psychological assistance to former detainees in Israeli prisons.

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The World Bank is planning to grant Lebanon a twenty-million-dollar loan to fund infrastructure projects in under-developed rural areas.