Lebanon

November 15, 2000

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange artificially improved last week, as two Solidere OTC block trades accounted for nearly 99 percent of the week’s trading.

November 14, 2000

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Israeli warplanes flew over much of Lebanon on Tuesday, breaking the sound barrier over Syria's main area of military control in the country.

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United Nations specialist troops have cleared of mines almost one third of the area of southern Lebanon formerly occupied by Israel, defusing 1,520 ex

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The World Bank has donated $300,000 to Lebanon for upgrading services of the ministry of social affairs.

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In its annual survey of the Arab world’s Top 100 commercial banks, The Banker magazine included 7 Lebanese banks on the list, none of which ranked in the top 10 banks in the Middle East.

November 13, 2000

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Unions of Lebanese media editors and lawyers denounced Monday the canceling of a talk by newspaper chief Gibran Tueini, a leading tenor among voices c

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The families of three Israeli soldiers kidnapped more than a month ago by Hizbollah, asked for help in obtaining the safe return of their sons at a ga

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Milhem Barakat will be heading off to Australia soon for six concerts around the continent.

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The accession of Lebanon to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and partnership with EuroMed is set to bring about great change in the way Lebanese pharmaceutical companies do business.

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Lebanon’s hotel industry had hoped for a boost from the recently held Asian Football Cup competition, but instead it recorded a net loss during the tournament.

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LibanCell, one of the two authorized cellular phone network operators in Lebanon, withdrew a $1.35 billion offer it had made to the government earlier this year to replace its BOT contract with a 20-y

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The Islamic Development Bank, known for offering long-term loans to governments for financing major urban and rural projects, has signed five agreements totaling $147 million for projects in Beirut an

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On the face of it, trading on the Beirut Stock Exchange appeared to hit immense heights as volume skyrocketed to 7,103,883. However, as the old saying goes –“looks can be deceiving”.

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Finance Bank S.A.L., which is 98 percent - owned by Intra Investment S.A.L., increased its capital for the third time in three years, from $12.45 million to $15.5 million following an extraordinary ge

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Revenue from customs duties, the government’s major source of income, went up by 21.5 percent in October from September, to $128.96 million, while on a year-to-year basis it increased by 7.6 percent f