Lebanon

April 3, 2001

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Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Countries seeking to visit Lebanon do not have to obtain entry and residence visas.

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Marcel Khalifeh performed his latest song “Mohammed” at the opening ceremony of the Damascus Cultural Week.

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The level of TB purchase subscriptions jumped almost 51 percent to LP355.78 billion ($236.01 million) on March 22nd as the amount of maturing TBs rose sharply by 57.4 percent to LP299.37 billion ($198

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First National Bank (FNB) announced this week that Rami Nimer has been elected as Chairman after former Khaled Abdullah Sager completed his term in office. Nimer’s father was chairman of Banque Beyrou

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According to its managers, Lebanon Invest Asset Management in Beirut and Blakeney Management in London, locally listed fund Lebanon Holdings made no changes to the composition of its portfolio during

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector body of the World Bank, extended this week a credit line worth $10 million to the Lebanese Leasing Company (LLC)aimed at assisting small

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Market turnover on the Beirut Stock Exchange decreased 24.65 percent in March from February 2001 to 681,988 shares. The only stocks, that saw any real pick-up in trade on their shares, were Byblos “C”

April 2, 2001

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Slovak President Rudolph Schuster will arrive on Monday in Beirut for talks with President Emile Lahoud.

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A high-ranking Lebanese official expressed on Monday concern that the situation in Lebanon will quickly deteriorate if the Israeli-Palestinian violenc

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A Saudi caravan of vehicles arrived in Beirut Sunday carrying dates that are “destined for the poor in Lebanon.”

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Lebanon has exempted young Lebanese men from compulsory military service if they have lived abroad for more than five years.

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Lebanon launched a five-year $600 million bond issue carrying a 9.75 percent coupon, announced Finance Minister Fouad Siniora, on Friday, March 30.

March 31, 2001

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Lebanon would sell $600 million of five-year eurobonds next month to be its second foreign-currency debt issue this year.

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Slovak President Rudolf Schuster will arrive Monday in Beirut, his first visit to an Arab country.

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The Lebanese Hizbollah movement urged Lebanon, Syria and Palestine to forget past problems and "strength their stand in facing the Israeli enemy."