Lebanon

March 8, 2001

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Activity on the Beirut Stock Exchange regressed in February compared to January, the second consecutive monthly decline. Aggregate volume dropped by 2.8 percent to 905,134 shares and value fell 35 per

March 7, 2001

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The Lebanese government sent Tuesday an official to the Democratic Republic of Congo to inquire about the fate of a dozen Lebanese imprisoned in conne

March 6, 2001

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Elias Karam has chosen the poem “Rafic El-Omor” by the late poet George Khalil. Karam. Karam is fascinated with the profoundness of the lyrics that reveals a musical rhythm without being set to music—

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Actor and singer Ward El-Khal prepared a special song for her audience on the occasion of Valentine’s day.  The song is entitled “Eid El-hob,” written by her mother, poet Maha Bayrakdar El-Khal, compo

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The talented Najwa Karam returns this week to Lebanon after presenting a successful concert in Kuwait at “Hala Febrayer” festival.  Najwa will be preparing a new album that will be soon released—Albaw

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The great artist Sabah returned to Lebanon in good health with her husband Fadi Loubnan.  Sabah recorded three new songs at Elias Rahbani’s studio.  The songs are “Houbak Zamano Rah,” “La Samah Allah

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In its latest report covering the Lebanese banking sector, HSBC changed its valuation methodology by applying the Distributable Profit Model based on varying the cost of equity along the forecasting h

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Societe des Ciments Libanais (SCL), Lebanon’s largest cement producer, reported this week that it has laid off additional 167 workers in an attempt to reduce heavy losses incurred over the last three

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Local brokerage house Financial Fund Advisors (FFA) announced this week the introduction of real-time stock trading, allowing its clients to buy and sell US stocks through accessing a special web page

March 5, 2001

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A week marked by the government announcing and swiftly restructuring the state-run television station and giving signs of privatizing its electricity sector within an acceptable time frame was little

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Reduced demand for US dollars enabled the Lebanese pound to strengthen somewhat, appreciating in interbank trading from LP1,514-14.25 last week to close at LP1,513.75-14.25. As a result, Central Bank

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Purchase TB subscriptions as well as the amount of maturing TBs witnessed a slight drop on the February 22nd auction to LP347.36 billion ($230.4 million) and LP260.69 billion ($172.9 million) respecti

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Activity on the Lebanese Eurobond market was perhaps non-existent but at least extremely limited as most prices stabilized after being marked down by a percentage point or two last week.

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Market turnover on the Beirut Stock Exchange decreased 2.8 percent in February from January 2001 to 905,134 shares. The only stocks, that saw any real pick-up in trade on their shares, were Solidere “

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Prime Minister Rafik Hariri secured this week from his meeting in France with President Jacques Chirac, the World Bank president and European Union officials EUR500 million ($458 million) to back-up t