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Lira

A term for a currency. It derives its name from "libra," which is the Latin word for a Troy pound of refined silver. It formerly was the name of the currencies in a number of states on the Italian peninsula, including Italy, San Marino and the Vatican. It continues to be the name for currencies in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
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5% to Lire, 40,747 million in the first quarter of 1995 from Lire 32,992 million in the same period of 1994.
The Olivetti Group's net consolidated financial indebtedness at closing is expected to decrease by approximately 150 billion lire, being the aggregate of the cash consideration from Wang and the expected Olsy Group net financial indebtedness.
Note: Luxottica Group noted that its figures in Lire are a more accurate gauge of its results due to the distorting effects of currency translations at the average exchange rate of the periods.
The increase in profitability resulted in a lower level of debt, which declined to about 3,450 billion lire, from 5,250 billion lire at December 31, 1993.
Royalties rose to Lire 10,307 million from Lire 6,875 million as a consequence of the 61.
The disadvantage which we incurred through 1993 when converting our double-digit increased net income denominated in Lire into US$, is almost over.
Gross profit in the first half of 1992 increased 25 percent to Lire 236.
are converted at the average exchange rate for 1993's first quarter of $1 equals Lire 1,547.
A substantial portion of Technogenetics' borrowings are effected in Lire.