Lebanon

October 16, 2000

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Lebanon's new parliament, which convenes Tuesday, will once again reflect Syria's dominance over its neighbor as MPs re-elect as speaker Nabih Berri,

October 15, 2000

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Lebanese Druze Muslim leaders called Sunday on Druze living in Israel to practice civil disobedience and to join in the Palestinian uprising.

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By: Nida Ramahi  Hizbollah , the party of God, is back in the spotlight again after the capture of several Israeli soldiers in Shebaa following Pales

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An Israeli businessman, who is also a colonel in the Israeli reserve army, may have been abducted in Switzerland by the Lebanese Hizbollah movement, r

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Hizbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah announced in Beirut Sunday that his fighters captured an Israeli colonel.

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The Rotana Hotel Company opened its 18th hotel in the Middle East last month. The construction of the new five-star hotel, named Rotana Jafinor, cost $38 million. The Rotana Company invested 16 percen

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The BLOM Stock Index regained some of the ground it lost in recent weeks as domestic considerations overshadowed regional events.The skeptics may suggest that the domestic economic and financial scene

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According to the latest report of ABL the total number of employees in 69 of the 73 banks operating in Lebanon has risen from 14,969 in 1998 to 15,153 end of 1999 (+1.2 percent).

October 13, 2000

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The Lebanese army prevented Palestinian refugees from reaching the borders with Israel, a day after Israel warned that protestors throwing projectiles

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Israeli warplanes carried out mock air raids over the port city of Tyre and other regions of southern Lebanon Friday.

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A commitment has been made by the government of Lebanon to maintain the value of the Lira against a stronger and more stable currency, like the EURO or the $US. The public debt has reached new highs t

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Despite thin trading in the Eurobond market, the price of some sovereign bonds were marked down slightly as demand lacked, although the supply situation was no better off.

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Banque du Liban et d’Outre-Mer SAL (BLOM) was granted this week a license to open a branch in Damascus’ free zone.

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Lebanese Central Bank governor, Riyad Salameh, declared that the bank’s policy of strengthening the Lebanese banking sector consists of improving capitalization, containing its risk exposure and follo

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Intra Investment Corp, that controls 51 percent of Companie du Casino du Liban SAL (CCL), has decided to call for a general assembly to relieve CCL’s current board of directors and its chairman from t