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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 sales average rose to 66,320,988 lire (pounds 21,480) from last year's average of 54,117,021 (pounds 17,527).
The Group's cash flow from operations in the first six months of 2000 was Lire 118.
Prices for chopped, where it is available, are at least 500 lire more than the corresponding size and grade of peeled plum.
On the occasion of his visit to Italy, Sir Brian also signed a 200 billion Lire loan for ENI's development of important oil resources in Val d'Agri (Basilicata).
Frescobaldi began an expansion program in 1995 and revenue has grown 66% from that time, to 45 billion lire (about $27 million U.
Olivetti said Mannesmann had paid it 641 billion Lire (USD384 million) for a 12.
listed on the Milan Exchange) announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Olsy, the wholly-owned information technology (IT) solutions and service subsidiary of Olivetti, will be combined with Wang through a transaction valued at approximately 700 billion lire ($390 million).