Lebanon

March 20, 2001

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BLOM Bank SAL, Lebanon’s largest bank in terms of assets and customer deposits, announced plans to distribute $32.52 million, or 42.4 percent of its 2000 net profits in dividends. This would lead to a

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<b>Date:</b> Mar 13 – Mar 17, 2001 <b>Location:</b> Beirut, Lebanon <b>Specifics:</b> The 3rd International Showcase for Luxury Goods, Art de la Table, Silverware, Home Decoration and Arts & Craf

March 19, 2001

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Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov will visit Lebanon next Tuesday for bilateral talks with his counterpart President Emile Lahoud and other senior of

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Iran's Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said Monday that Lebanon was in the front line against "the Israeli enemy," and called for more regional collabo

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The Lebanese music composer Elias Rahbani was awarded two honorary doctorate by Barington University in Washington and the American University in Istorias, Spain.

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The organizing committee of Dubai’s Shopping Festival announced that the Lebanese diva Fairuz will present a concert at the American University of Dubai on 29th March

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The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has decided to appoint the Lebanese singer Majedah al-Roomi as its international ambassador.

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The Islamic Development Bank offered to finance the construction of two wastewater treatment plants in the Western Bekaa through a $28m interest-free loan. The bank delegation accompanied by represent

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The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed last week a low-interest loan agreement that would extend Lebanon SR168.75 million ($45 million) to help renovate the Beirut-Damascus Highway. The fund proj

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The Regional Director of BNP-Paribas and the Minister of Energy and Water Mohamed Abdel-Hamid Baydoun signed a co-operative agreement aimed at assigning the bank to prepare a privatization study for t

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In its first full week of trading following Al-Adha holiday, the Beirut bourse recorded a volume a little short of 60,000, with recently announced measures of public sector reform probably not allevia

March 18, 2001

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The former Lebanese MP Najah Wakim has described the economic and social situation in his country as catastrophic and called on the Lebanese to confro

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Lebanon’s interior ministry has warned farmers in the northern Bekaa and Hermel area that they face stiff penalties if caught cultivating drugs.

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Israel’s Tel Aviv District Court extended by a further three months the administrative detention Sunday of Lebanese Sheikh Abd al Karim Obeid and Must

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Israel appeared to be backing off on Saturday from a threatened "water war" with Lebanon as desperation over how to overcome a three-year drought drew