Lebanon

January 7, 2001

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The first mobile banking system in Lebanon is expected to be launched later this month thanks to the joint efforts of Societe Generale Libano Europeen

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The Lebanese government-backed \"Regie Libanaise des Tabacs et Tambacs\" began its annual tobacco purchase Friday, almost a month later than originall

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Former Lebanese president Charles Helou died at the age of 88 on Sunday. He died of a heart attack.

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A Lebanese civilian lost both of his legs Sunday after he stepped on a mine left over from Israel\'s occupation of the southern part of the country.

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The Lebanese treasury ministry reported that its debt grew to LP 4,639 billion by the end of November 2000, up from LP 3,285 billion by the end of November 1999.

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Market rumors suggest that Banque Audi S.A.L. is in negotiations to acquire a majority stake in Lebanese brokerage firm Financial Fund Advisors (FFA), in an attempt to expand its brokerage operations

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Commercial banks' consolidated balance sheet for October 2000 rose 1.54 percent from a month before to $44.43 billion. Compared to a year before, the balance sheet showed an 11.8 percent increase in a

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Trading in Lebanese eurobonds was no more active in the very early New Year than it was in 2000, as the market displayed its usual illiquid characteristics.

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The Lebanese pound entered the New Year in calmingly unspectacular fashion, similar to the way it ended the last. With little news around and government economic policy still in the very early stages

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Another year ended, another annual fall in the BLOM Stock Index (BSI). But, at least the drop in the BSI in 2000 was less than in 1999, 17.9 percent against 20.9 percent.

January 6, 2001

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Three Ethiopian women suspected of stealing more than LL15 million in Lebanese and foreign currencies were arrested in Tyre on Friday, The Daily Star

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The Lebanese University, with assistance financing from the World Bank, moved toward electronic administration, The Daily Star reported. As the state

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Sweden has told Lebanon it will soon close its embassy in Beirut for budgetary reasons.

January 5, 2001

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Some 100 residents of south Lebanon demonstrated Friday in Bastara village -- bombarded two days earlier by Israel -- to demand a UN post to protect t

January 4, 2001

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General Michel Aoun, an anti-Syria Christian leader who was banished from Lebanon in 1991, would have to appear before an examining magistrate if he r