Lebanese Pound

Lebanese Pound

Lebanese Pound overview

The Lebanese pound (Arabic: ليرة‎ lira; French: livre; sign: ل.ل.‎, ISO 4217: LBP) is the currency of Lebanon. It used to be divided into 100 piastres (or qirsh) but inflation has eliminated the subdivisions. The plural form of lira, as used on the currency, is either lirat (ليرات) or the same, whilst there were four forms for qirsh: the dual qirshan (قرشان), the plural qirush (قروش) used with numbers 3–10, the accusative singular qirsha (قرشا) used with 11–99, or the genitive singular qirshi (قرش) used with multiples of 100. In both cases, the number determines which plural form is used. Before the Second World War, the Arabic spelling of the subdivision was غرش (girsh). All of Lebanon's coins and banknotes are bilingual in Arabic and French.

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How pressing is Lebanon’s financial challenge?

BEIRUT: Financial strains in Lebanon have been brought into focus by turbulence on markets where its dollar-denominated sovereign bonds suffered a heavy sell-off last week following comments by the finance minister about the public debt. The bonds recovered this week on assurances the government is “absolutely not” planning to restructure the debt and is committed to paying

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Lebanese central bank targets stable pound, says bank deposits rose in 2018

Riad Salameh also said Lebanese bank deposits climbed by 3.5 percent in 2018

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Lebanon Hammered by Debt

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Do or die for Lebanon’s failing economy | Makram Rabah

With the FIFA World Cup over and French victory secured, people can go back to discussing the mundane topics of weather and other worldly affairs.

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