Lebanon

March 5, 2001

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A week marked by the government announcing and swiftly restructuring the state-run television station and giving signs of privatizing its electricity sector within an acceptable time frame was little

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Reduced demand for US dollars enabled the Lebanese pound to strengthen somewhat, appreciating in interbank trading from LP1,514-14.25 last week to close at LP1,513.75-14.25. As a result, Central Bank

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Purchase TB subscriptions as well as the amount of maturing TBs witnessed a slight drop on the February 22nd auction to LP347.36 billion ($230.4 million) and LP260.69 billion ($172.9 million) respecti

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Activity on the Lebanese Eurobond market was perhaps non-existent but at least extremely limited as most prices stabilized after being marked down by a percentage point or two last week.

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Market turnover on the Beirut Stock Exchange decreased 2.8 percent in February from January 2001 to 905,134 shares. The only stocks, that saw any real pick-up in trade on their shares, were Solidere “

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Prime Minister Rafik Hariri secured this week from his meeting in France with President Jacques Chirac, the World Bank president and European Union officials EUR500 million ($458 million) to back-up t

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Casting a shadow over Hariri’s efforts to aid the ailing economy, Japan’s Rating and Investment Information R&I reported this week that it has placed its “BB+” long-term foreign currency debt rati

March 4, 2001

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Lebanese movement, Hizbollah, has accused Israel of “continuing to use land inside Lebanon for military purposes."

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Lebanese information technology companies will be promoting themselves at an international trade show in Paris next week.

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Lebanese singer Nawal Zoghbi is going to cooperate with Cheb Mami in shooting a new duet that will feature both Arabic and French lyrics in a rhythmic Rai style.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri was provided the opportunity on Tuesday, February 27, to make his case for a €500 million aid package to a group of international financial institutions at a meeti

March 3, 2001

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Residents of a village in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley discovered on Thursday the carcasses of nine cows suspected of having died from foot-and-mouth diseas

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A pro-Israeli spy ring was recently uncovered in south Lebanon after its members were found to have links with Israel.

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Lebanon's President Emile Lahoud met Friday with Pope John Paul and Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, who pledged to back Lebanon in its call fo

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Lebanon's favorite felines, 4 Cats, have released their latest music video clip before setting out a series of concerts across the region and beyond.