Piaster


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Piaster

 

(1) An Italian name for the peso, an old Spanish coin.

(2) The monetary unit of Turkey under the laws of 1844 and 1916, also known as the kurus; in practice, a form of change equal to 1/100 of a Turkish lira or to 40 para.

(3) The monetary unit of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Syria, the Sudan, and Lebanon, equal to 1/100 of a pound. The piaster in these countries is issued both in the form of coins and banknotes.

(4) 1/100 of a Jordanian dinar.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He explained that the price increase, which was only EGP 1, will be imposed on two types of local cigarettes, and will be divided into 50 piasters to be added to the company's revenues and 50 piasters for the state.
The new prices, according to the minister, come as part of the government's economic reform program, as follows: Housing use: First bracket: From 0 to 50 kilowatts = (30 piasters up from 22).
A Jordanian family spends one dinar and fifty piasters on tobacco products daily, while the expenditure average on health services stood at one dinar and forty piasters per day, the results revealed.
Last week, all operative networks such as Vivacell, the largest phone network in the country, followed by Zain and MTN, announced charge increase by seven times per a call per minute from 47 piasters to more than 3 South Sudanese pounds (SSP) per minute while an international call ranged to 7 pounds per a minute.
Sources at the Ministry of Electricity told Daily News Egypt that it was approved to sell the energy produced from solar and wind stations owned by NREA for 55 piasters per kw/h instead of current 48 piasters.
The new prices, according to a previous statement issued by Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker, come as part of the government's economic reform program, as follows: Housing use: First bracket: From 0 to 50 kilowatts = (30 piasters up from 22).