September 2, 2000
Residents of the former Israeli-occupied zone in southern Lebanon are getting their say in national politics for the first time in nearly three decade
Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is poised for a major victory in Sunday's battle for the political dominance of Beirut, but he is refusing to cool
1.5 Million lebanese voters are expected to go to the polls Sunday to choose 65 MP's from three districts
Despite the Lebanese treasury’s effort not to disclose figures related to the unprecedented collapse in the country’s customs revenues this past July, shocking figures were recently made public by the
A proposal which was submitted by the Chamber of Shipping concerning changing the customs law, whereby a detailed list of container contents is needed for cargo off-loaded in Beirut but destined for o
The BDL’s bi-weekly balance sheet revealed that its gross foreign exchange reserves decreased in the second half of August 2000 by $10.48 million, to $6,695 million.
The budget registered a primary deficit of $101.89 million in July, as the deficit/spending ratio decreased to 55.41 percent from 59.88 percent in June 2000.
Prospects for a new and friendlier government after next week’s parliamentary elections has augmented demand for Solidere shares.
Market turnover on the Beirut Stock Exchange increased in August from the month before to 983,152 shares. The 19.31 percent rise came as a result of the hopes and anticipations ahead of the parliament
The BLOM Stock Index continued its recent upward drive, up 1.7 percent to 615.65, again on the back of Solidere being in renewed favor.
The debt-laden Co-op supermarket chain has accepted a rescue package from Saudi Arabian conglomerate Al-Muhaidib Group. The contract will give Al-Muhaidib, owner of Saudi Arabia’s Giant Stores, the 15
Banque Libanaise pour Le Commerce S.A.L. (BLC) and United Bank of Lebanon S.A.L. have received final approval for their merger from the Central Bank.
Nominal Treasury Bonds (TB) subscriptions as well as the amount of maturing TBs witnessed a U-turn at the August 24 auction—as the former slipped by 15 percent, while the latter dropped 3.23 percent.
The Lebanese pound ended unchanged in interbank trading from the week before, at LP1,513.75-14.25, despite having actually witnessed some demand for the first time in several weeks. Volume ranged betw
August 31, 2000
A bomb hurled at the election office of independent Beirut candidate on Thursday.