Lebanon

December 20, 2000

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Figures released on investment fund Lebanon Holdings show that the fund’s net asset value (NAV) per share reached $7.47 as of November 30, 2000 compared to $7.76 on August 31st and $7.94 at year-end 1

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Figures released by the Central Bank show that the number of credit and debit cards issued in Lebanon reached 293,086 cards in the second quarter of 2000—a 9.24 percent increase from the first quarter

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The Lebanese government has a new economic vision — it forcefully workes to stimulate investment, reform public finance, cut taxes and customs duties, restructure the public sector and support the rol

December 19, 2000

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Lebanese authorities freed Tuesday two of the 54 political prisoners repatriated last week from Syria, bringing the total number of releases to 31.

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As the harvest season draws to a close in Lebanon, tobacco farmers across the country are ready and waiting for the government-backed Regie Libanaise

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With the long-awaited pullout of Israeli troops from Lebanon, the death of its old Syrian protector Hafez Al-Assad and Rafiq Hariri\'s surprise return to government, the year 2000 would have been a tu

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange considerably improved for the week and was propelled by demand for Solidere stock, with little trading in any of the other listed companies.

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The Lebanese cabinet temporarily shelved last week a draft bill that was designed to remove the country from the blacklist of 15 countries not cooperating sufficiently in the international battle to c

December 18, 2000

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Lebanon has again complained to the United Nations over continued Israeli air force violations of Lebanese airspace.

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A former Lebanese official has claimed that a powerful church figure has asked Israeli Likud leader Ariel Sharon who visited him recently to work on e

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The Israeli army Monday morning fired three shells on southern Lebanon from the disputed Shebaa farms area.

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Lebanon\'s Hizbollah movement has refused to exchange information on three Israeli soldiers it has been holding for the bodies of fighters killed duri

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Lebanon’s minister of industry, George Frem, introduced a 12-point “rush” program, which he said was designed to lower production costs for industrialists and increase the competitiveness of locally m

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Lebanon’s finance minister, Fouad Siniora, has announced that the government will extend a subsidy program which would reduce the cost of borrowing for small- and medium-sized businesses.

December 17, 2000

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Lebanese President Emile Lahoud rejects any potential change in the Palestinian position on refugees\' right of return, insisting that refugees in Leb