Lebanon

January 7, 2001

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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

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Around 200 protestors demanding the abolition of capital punishment in Lebanon demonstrated Wednesday near the cabinet headquarters, setting up fake g

January 3, 2001

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Lebanon\'s interior ministry said casings of mortar bombs fired at Israel from southern Lebanon Wednesday had Hebrew inscriptions, accusing Israel of

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According to the BBC, the Lebanese have arrested the members of the guerrilla squad that fired mortar shells into northern Israel this morning.

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Lebanese Industry, agriculture, and tourism each got a shot in the arm Tuesday when Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s government agreed to increase the am

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Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri has invited General Michel Aoun, an anti-Syrian Christian leader living in exile in France since 1990, to return to Lebano

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Mortar bombs fired from southern Lebanon landed near a military post in northern Israel early Wednesday, triggering a response from Israeli gunners.