Lebanon

January 14, 2001

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Bank of Beirut S.A.L. (BoB) released unaudited results for 2000 showing net income rose 6.1 percent to $19.2 million. Interest income from treasury bills increased 16.8 percent to $76.6 million, helpi

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Monetary authorities declared this week that the Lebanese Parliament is on its way to approving a law aimed at curbing money laundering from corruption, drug money, and illegal weapons trade.   Lebano

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A joint effort between the Interior Ministry and the World Bank was announced this week to fund a $100 million infrastructure project to improve the social and economic conditions in the country’s 707

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In the wake of the previous week’s rates cut in the U.S., the rare sight of a number of price changes was witnessed in the Lebanese eurobond market, and it was not confined to sovereign bonds alone. L

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The BLOM Stock Index (BSI) approached its all-time low this week, but managed to avoid actually reaching it, as Solidere again weighed on the market. The BSI finally ended the week at 568.72, some 4 p

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Syrian workers are necessary for Lebanon\'s economy, but Damascus is ready to discuss \"means to organize\" their presence there, the secretary general of the Supreme Syro-Lebanese Council said in an

January 13, 2001

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Lebanon\'s trade volume with Iraq could shoot up to more than $300 million in 2001 if the governments of both countries implement a protocol for re-su

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Lebanon\'s interior ministry closed down a facility in Nabatieh that was illegally producing bone meal and threatening the health of the town’s reside

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri arrived Saturday in Tehran where he held talks with top officials on enhancing bilateral cooperation. The discuss

January 12, 2001

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud warned Thursday against the exploitation of media liberties to harm the nation and people’s dignity, reported The Dail

January 11, 2001

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The Heritage Foundation/<i>Wall Street Journal</i> Index of Economic Freedom, a broad indicator of economic freedom in 161 countries, ranked Lebanon 59th worldwide and 7th among 18 countries in the Mi

January 10, 2001

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud will pay an official visit to France in April.

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Sheikh Mohammed Mehdi Shamseddine, president of the Lebanese Higher Shiite Council, died at the age of 66 on Wednesday after a long struggle with canc

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Pakistan\'s military ruler Pervez Musharraf ended his Middle East tour Wednesday, leaving Beirut after a two-day visit to Lebanon during which Islamab

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Within the context of stimulating economic growth, the Lebanese Cabinet endorsed the reduction in custom duties on new and used imported cars.