Lebanon’s budget deficit narrowed in 2011 because of increased revenue from telecommunications.
The shortfall narrowed to 3.53 trillion Lebanese pounds ($2.3 billion) from 4.36 trillion pounds the previous year, the Ministry of Finance said in an e-mailed statement.
The ministry included estimated revenue of 2.26 trillion pounds from the Telecommunications Ministry in its calculations, up from 957 billion pounds a year earlier.
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