Lebanon

December 21, 2000

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The remains of French soldiers killed in Lebanon in 1925 that had been found and kept by a local family were handed over to the French embassy in a ce

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Barring the possibility of regional instability, the Lebanese economy could growth of three percent and more during 2001, said Riad Salameh, the governor of the country’s central bank.

December 20, 2000

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The total budget deficit in Lebanon in the first 11 months of the year amounted to $3 billion, or 52.2 percent of spending

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Lebanon\'s higher defense council, the country\'s top political body, met Wednesday for the first time since 1993, sending a message to the Palestinia

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The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) predicted Tuesday that real GDP growth next year will be 4 percent for the region, excludi

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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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Economy & Trade Minister Basil Fuleihan emphasized the need to develop the Lebanese insurance sector and to have it play a greater role in the economy. He argued that Lebanon needs an efficient insura

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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