Lebanon

January 28, 2001

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Lebanese Hizbollah movement leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday that there could be an exchange of prisoners with Israel before the Israeli ele

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Arab and foreign tourists visiting Lebanon during the upcoming Tourism and Shopping Festival will be exempted from paying fees for entry visas, Lebano

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri met Saturday with Sultan Qaboos for talks on bilateral relations and developments in the region.

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Competition among international supermarket chains in Lebanon is likely to intensify in the near future. Supermarket chain Spinneys announced that it will open a new outlet in Beirut during the autumn

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Tourists coming from certain countries will be able to visit Lebanon without paying for entry visas during \"shopping month\" from February 1 to March 15, the press reported Tuesday.

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According to newspaper reports citing Lebanese government officials, a new telecommunications draft law will go before the Cabinet by mid-February. The advisor to the Telecoms Minister, Dimianos Katta

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According to newspaper reports citing Lebanese government officials, a new telecommunications draft law will go before the Cabinet by mid-February. The advisor to the Telecoms Minister, Dimianos Katta

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The High Customs Council revealed that Lebanon’s trade deficit increased in December from the previous month by 27.4 percent to $530 million.

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According to the BDL statistics, Lebanon registered a balance of payments (BoP) deficit in November 2000 of $65.3 million compared to a deficit of $67.8 million in October.

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Lebanon’s net total public debt rose 1.6 percent in November 2000 to $22.79 billion from $22.43 billion in October.

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The Lebanese government approved on Thursday the 2001-draft budget targeting a deficit of 50.87 percent of expenditures compared to an actual 56 percent in 2000. The draft budget is still awaiting par

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The Lebanese economy should grow by three to four percent in 2001, after two years of stagnation, due mainly to a pickup in internal demand and clean up of public spending, the governor of the Lebanes

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Although the BLOM Stock Index (BSI) was little moved, edging up 0.6 percent to 584.33 and volume was down almost 80 percent to 136,826, activity on the Beirut bourse could be said to have been more pr

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The Lebanese pound continued to firm in the local foreign exchange market, as little demand for the dollar was registered. Lower US interest rates, expected to be cut further, have increased the appea

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TB purchase subscriptions fell markedly at the January 18 auction, shedding 36.92 percent to land at LP402.18 billion ($266.8 million) with maturing bills losing 42.87 percent to LP249.75 billion ($16