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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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The lira rallied slightly shortly after the announcement.
WEAK LIRA TAKES TOLL The central bank raised its overnight lending rate, the upper end of the interest rate corridor it uses to control monetary conditions, for a second straight month last week, hiking it by 50 basis points to 7.
Lira has been honoured with numerous nominations and awards throughout her career including; a Channel O Award, a nomination for a BET award and several South African Music Awards and most recently she received a nomination for Record of the Year.
More then just a live performance DVD, the concert film shows the magic of Lira at her finest - on stage as well as her personal journey through her touring memories, including unique backstage access, trials and tribulations during the tour and four super fans who have their own dedicated sections.
You can take traveller's cheques but a pre-paid cash card, which you can use to withdraw Turkish lira, is probably more useful.
Lira es un caso muy particular en la poesia chilena, no solamente porque solia rechazar el apellido de << poeta >>, como consta en varios de sus textos, sino tambien porque su produccion poetica es ahora reconocida como una de las mas neovanguardistas junto a la de Martinez.
Es dentro del contexto de crisis y reposicionamiento de los estudios literarios registrados en los ultimos tiempos que debemos leer la obra Lira popular (1860-1976).
Turkey boasts the world's highest denomination current banknote, for 20 million lira - worth about pounds 7.
Turkey complied with IMF loan conditions to reduce its fiscal deficit, begin privatizing state corporations and utilities, and establish a "crawling peg" to reduce inflation in which the value of its currency, the lira, was tied to a ratio of the U.
The lira appears to have gained some shelter since Italy's move into Euroland with the first wave of EMU members.
In Italy, the national trade association, Assocomaplast, said machinery production increased 7% in 1997 to almost 6,000 billion lira, with exports representing nearly two-thirds of the total.
The lira da braccio evolved out of the medieval fiddle in the late fifteenth-century and flourished for over a hundred years, becoming, at its peak, one of the most distinctive musical icons of Italian Renaissance culture.