Lebanon

November 13, 2000

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Milhem Barakat will be heading off to Australia soon for six concerts around the continent.

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The accession of Lebanon to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and partnership with EuroMed is set to bring about great change in the way Lebanese pharmaceutical companies do business.

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Lebanon’s hotel industry had hoped for a boost from the recently held Asian Football Cup competition, but instead it recorded a net loss during the tournament.

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LibanCell, one of the two authorized cellular phone network operators in Lebanon, withdrew a $1.35 billion offer it had made to the government earlier this year to replace its BOT contract with a 20-y

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The Islamic Development Bank, known for offering long-term loans to governments for financing major urban and rural projects, has signed five agreements totaling $147 million for projects in Beirut an

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On the face of it, trading on the Beirut Stock Exchange appeared to hit immense heights as volume skyrocketed to 7,103,883. However, as the old saying goes –“looks can be deceiving”.

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Finance Bank S.A.L., which is 98 percent - owned by Intra Investment S.A.L., increased its capital for the third time in three years, from $12.45 million to $15.5 million following an extraordinary ge

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Revenue from customs duties, the government’s major source of income, went up by 21.5 percent in October from September, to $128.96 million, while on a year-to-year basis it increased by 7.6 percent f

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Attention in the eurobond market was more focused on non-trading activities, as expectations of a new sovereign issue mounted. Market talk suggests a bond of 3 to 5 years maturity totaling between $30

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri stated he plans to privatize the electricity industry and fixed line telephone connections from 2001, and to strike an association agreement with the European Unio

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Hariri’s government obtained the vote of confidence from the parliament by 95 votes against 6 and 17 abstentions.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri stated he plans to privatize the electricity industry and fixed line telephone connections from 2001, and to strike an association agreement with the European Unio

November 12, 2000

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Rescue workers continued to search the rubble of an apartment complex near Beirut Sunday as the death toll from the building's collapse reached nine.

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Lebanon's Shiite Hizbollah warned Israel Sunday against "continued aggression by air, land or sea" in Lebanon, saying that it would "cost it dear."

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Two civilians were blown to pieces and another was severely injured Sunday when they drove over a mine left over from Israel's 22-year occupation of s