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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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The price of a call made from a landline to a mobile phone is 60 piasters (12 cents).
Gabriel Dhal Yak, one of the citizen and a regular customer of these networks, said the increase was seven times higher than the previous call charge per a minute, saying the companies would have increased the rate from the 47 piasters to 1 SSP maximum per a minute.
The Government has authorised the company, to raise the prices of cigarettes by around 50, or 75 piasters per pack of 20 .
Main operators Mobinil and Vodafone Egypt have offered customers phone calls as cheap as five piasters (one cent) a minute during Ramadan, which ends by September 20.
The price of each voice SMS is 10 piasters only with no additional subscription fees required.
The company's ordinary general meeting (OGM) has agreed to distribute cash dividends of 50 piasters per share for FY 2016.
The minister urged traders to make good use of the coins, which are in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 piasters.
The campaign, which ran for the entire month of Ramadan this year, consisted of Cashiers asking Carrefour customers to add an optional donation of five Piasters or more to their bills to benefit KHCF.
He knows that the fare was raised one week ago, and accordingly he has to pay 37 piasters instead of 30 to get to his work in Al-Hussein Sports City, but to pay an extra 8 piasters was unbearable.
The dollar price was down by two piasters recording LE 17.
He pointed out that a litre of gasoline costs 36 piasters in Egypt, where there is an average income of $3,340 per year, while its price reaches $1.
The introduced coins range from denominations of 50, 20 and 10 piasters," he said.