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Piastre

1. The name of the subdivision equal to 1/100 of several currencies. Examples include the Egyptian pound and the Lebanese pound.

2. See: Ottoman piastre.
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From 0-50 kW: price increased to 22 piastres from 13.
While the increasing number of durable white goods used in homes decreases, spending on margarine-vegetable oils and other edible oils (0.12 piastres and 0.92 piastres, respectively), it causes more expenses to be made on olive oil (0.14 piastres).
'Here, on Koh Tralach, you have one piastre, you can rest for a day,' he wrote.
Last year, the bank introduced the smaller amount notes of 5, 10, and 25 piastre, to enable citizens buy items less than a pound.
Dans le cas oU, lors de l'union, les dettes publiques de la Nouvelle-Ecosse et du Nouveau-Brunswick seraient respectivement moindres que huit millions et sept miluons de piastres, ces provinces auront droit de recevoir, chacune, du gouvernement du Canada, en paiements semi-annuels et d'avance, l'interet au taux de cinq pour cent par annee sur la difference qui existera entre le chiffre reel de leurs dettes respectives et le montant ainsi arrete.
In theory, Japan paid for Indochinese goods in piastres, and Indochina paid for Japanese products in yen, allowing Japan to keep its dollars for the international market (CAOM, INF 1226, Dardaud to Catroux, 21 December 1940).
The state has long helped fund bread production, with the cheapest loaves selling for 5 piastres. Bakers say the government owes them 400mn Egyptian pounds ($59mn) in incentives they are due for producing state-subsidised bread for the poor.
In 1952, the then-Government set the minimum wage at 18 piastres per day.
It also subsidises saucer-sized flat loaves that sell for just 5 piastres (less than 1 U.S.
A capitation or head tax was set at 2.5 piastres during the 1919 tax reform and applied from 1923 to all healthy males, aged 18 to 60 years old.