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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.

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The price of each voice SMS is 10 piasters only with no additional subscription fees required.
56bn shares, with a nominal value of 20 piasters per share.
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 CBE reduced the price of the dollar against the pound by 20 piasters in banks, bringing the official price to EGP 7.
He was co-operative and said he would sell to us a CD for 40 piasters instead of JD1.
CBE allowed the pound to drop a total of 20 piasters since the beginning of October, bringing the price at banks to EGP 8.
People will be able to receive messages for free, while sending SMS will cost 3 piasters per message and MMS will cost 9 piasters per message, no matter how many recipients.
The CBE recently depreciated the pound by 20 piasters in two stages.
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) reduced the value of the Egyptian pound by 20 piasters over two bidding sessions; last Sunday and the preceding Thursday.
A7la offer, with no monthly fees and no minimal top ups, gives the customers the opportunity to talk to all Orange mobile and Orange fixed customers for 1/2 piaster at night and for 3 piasters during the day.
The CBE raised the price of the dollar against the pound by 20 piasters last Thursday and Sunday, with the dollar price reaching EGP 7.
The monthly fees of the new Army offers were reduced by 24 percent than the previous offer, and while on-net calls continue to be 2 piasters per minute; calls to fixed were reduced by 43 percent, while other networks reduction will vary between 9 percent and 30 percent.