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LIRA. The name of a foreign coin. In all computations at the custom house, the lira of Sardinia shall be estimated at eighteen cents and six mills. Act of March 22, 1846. The lira of the Lombardo-Venetian Kingdom, and the lira of Tuscany, at sixteen cents. Act of March 22, 1846.

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I believed during all those free throws Amari did," Lira said.
Turkey's large external borrowing requirement also makes the lira one of the currencies most vulnerable to tightening by the U.
Alfonso Lira Sotelo and his brother, Javier Lira Sotelo, transported drugs on behalf of Eliseo Imperial Castro.
Zandra Anderson, the lawyer who represented the Lira siblings in court and specializes in animal law, said she was thrilled the Court had ruled in the Liras' favor.
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The meltdown in the Turkish lira reflects the rising political, inflationand banking risk in a country once viewed by offshore fund managers as the "Anatolian tiger on the Bosphorus".
091 trillion Turkish liras ($509 billion) in the week ending June 27, Turkey's Central Bank said in its weekly bulletin Thursday.
In its report, entitled Turkish Corporates: Lira Depreciation, Interest Rate Hikes Have Credit Negative Effect on Most Rated Issuers, Moody's notes that more than 80 per cent of the total debt outstanding for rated Turkish corporates is denominated in foreign currency as of end-June 2013, while the majority of their revenues are typically in lira.
ISTANBUL - Turkey's central bank held its key interest rates steady on Tuesday after pressure on the embattled lira relented in response to aggressive monetary tightening last month.
The rapidly declining Turkish lira has led to an emergency meeting being called by the central bank in Turkey.
Yahoo Finance reported on Monday that Turkey had called a crisis meeting regarding its defence of the falling lira, causing analysts to predict a policy U-turn and rate rise.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 28, 2014-Turkey calls crisis meeting regarding lira plunge