Lebanon

February 14, 2001

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Lebanon’s net total public debt rose 1.97 percent in December 2000 to $23.24 billion from $22.79 billion in November.

February 12, 2001

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Passing a new telecoms law in Lebanon and converting the build-operate-transfer contracts of mobile phone companies Cellis and LibanCell into licenses

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Lebanon's Hizbollah movement refused to comment Monday on allegations that one of its members had been arrested in Israel while preparing to stage an

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The Lebanese singer, Nawal Azzughby decided to file a case against the Turkish singer Mustafa Sandal who allegedly stole her famous song “Addalouna” from her latest album “Maloom”.

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Lebanon sold an extra $200 million of the 4-year Eurobond originally issued last December and that matures in 2004. The extra trance was increased to $200 million, up from the initially targeted $150

February 11, 2001

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Visiting European Commission President Romano Prodi and Prime Minister Rafik Hariri agreed to accelerate talks on a Euro-Med partnership.

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The Europe, Middle East and Africa vice president and general manager for US computer maker Compaq, Walid Moneimne, revealed this week that the company may soon open an office in Beirut.

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The BLOM Stock Index (BSI) dropped to a new all-time low, hitting 555.84 on the first trading day and remaining stable till the end of last week, February 9, compared to a previous bottom of 560.41 th

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The Lebanese foreign exchange market was relatively quiet last week, February 9, characterized by subdued trading. Central Bank intervention in supplying dollars was very limited, as demand for the U.

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Despite last week’s downgrading by credit agency Fitch, attention in the Eurobond market was more focused on the new tapped sovereign issue of $200 million, adding to the existing semiannual $400 mill

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According to the latest BDL statistics, Lebanon registered a balance of payments (BoP) deficit in December 2000 of $133.5 million compared to a deficit of $65.3m in November, and a $95 million surplus

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During his three-day visit to Japan this week, Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and the accompanying Lebanese delegation were met with growing Japanese interest for investing in Lebanon, quite apart from c

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European Commission President Romano Prodi vowed here Friday, February 9, to encourage EU banks and private firms to invest in Lebanon and promised to help demining operations in once Israeli-occupied

February 10, 2001

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and European Commission President Romano Prodi agreed Friday to speed up negotiations for a Euro-Med partnership

February 8, 2001

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The Lebanese cabinet approved a draft law to incorporate the Council for Greater Beirut Projects and the Council for Construction Projects into the Council for Development and Reconstruction.