Lebanon

February 8, 2001

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The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts Lebanon's real GDP growth at two percent in 2001 and three percent in 2002, citing PM Hariri’s program of stimulating economic growth and encouraging trade an

February 7, 2001

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Lebanon,Egypt,Syria and Jordan signed a $1-billion deal to build two pipelines that will carry Egyptian and Syrian gas and that is expected to cut Lebanon’s annual energy-import bill by 30 percent.

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange receded in January compared to December. Aggregate volume dropped 44.6 percent to 931,171 shares and value fell 43.9 percent to $5.65 million, of which 81 percent

February 6, 2001

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Several hundred Palestinian refugees demonstrated Tuesday in front of the UN offices in the southern Lebanese city of Tyre, calling both candidates in

February 5, 2001

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Several people were injured Sunday when a dispute between supporters of the Lebanese Hizbollah movement and Amal degenerated into a brawl in the Bint

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Israel\'s deputy defense minister, Ephraim Sneh, dismissed Sunday Lebanese press reports of an imminent prisoner swap with the Lebanese Hizbollah move

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The Lebanese government is trying to buy off a peasants\' revolt sweeping the country over the import of cheap farm produce, notably smuggled in from dominant neighbor Syria.

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Industrialized nations announced Thursday, February 1, they would retain all 15 countries on their blacklist of suspected money launderers, despite noting some improvements.

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Industrialized nations announced Thursday, February 1, they would retain all 15 countries on their blacklist of suspected money launderers, despite noting some improvements.

February 4, 2001

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Lebanon should be removed from the OECD\'s blacklist of suspected money launderers in June, the secretary general of the Association of Lebanese Banks, Makram Sader, said Friday, February 2.

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Banque Europeene pour le Moyen-Orient S.A.L. (BEMO) published its unaudited financial statements for 2000 showing net income at LP5.22 billion $3.47 million), up 16.7 percent from LP4.48 billion ($2.9

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Byblos Bank released its unaudited 2000 financial statements reporting a consolidated net profit of $46.82 million, down 6.81 percent from 1999, while total assets increased by 12.1 percent to $4.07 b

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Lebanese Banque Audi S.A.L. announced its 2000 results with consolidated unaudited net profits 10.02 percent down to LP51.71 billion ($34.3 million), corresponding to earnings per share of $2.13.

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BLOM Bank S.A.L. (formerly named Banque du Liban et d’Outre-Mer), the largest bank in Lebanon, announced that its consolidated net profits for full year 2000 rose 11 percent from $70.68 million in 199

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Purchase TB subscriptions resumed their increase as they gained 28.6 percent at the January 25 auction, to LP517.37 billion ($343.2 million), while maturing bills rose 35.1 percent to LP337.49 billion