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Posted: 09-08-2011
INTERNATIONAL. Concerned about possible Israeli encroachment upon recently discovered offshore natural gas fields, Lebanon's Parliament has passed draft legislation demarcating its maritime borders with Israel. The 18-article law was drafted in the Parliament’s Public Works, Transport, Energy and Water Committee, headed by MP Mohammad Qabbani, The Daily Star reported. At issue are two massive offshore natural gas fields, Tamar and Leviathan, off Israel's northern city of Haifa, where initial prospecting estimates have concluded that the pair of sites between them could hold as much
Posted: February 28, 2017
LEBANON. Full-year results show continuing stagnation; Political breakthrough insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: February 23, 2017
UAE. Arab Reading Index dispels widespread inaccurate statistics, which placed reading levels in the region much lower than they really are.
Posted: December 30, 2016
LEBANON. The award, introduced for the first time by Visa, acknowledges the achievements of leading banks in the Levant that make use of cutting-edge technologies such as the Visa Token Service (VTS).
Posted: December 20, 2016
LEBANON. The successful closing of a third fund is a clear demonstration of the Fund Management Team's ability to create value for its shareholders.
Posted: December 16, 2016
LONDON. The ratings reflect Arab Re's strong risk-adjusted capitalisation, good track record of operating profitability and stable business profile.
Posted: December 16, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Although Christians have lived in the Middle East - the birthplace of Christianity - for nearly two thousand years, as a result of years of persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, they now constitute no more than 3-4% of the region's population, down from 20% a century ago.
Posted: December 6, 2016
LEBANON. The prestigious title was awarded to the Chairman and CEO of Chedid Re during a special honoring ceremony at the 2016 MEA Risk & Insurance Excellence Awards.
Posted: November 18, 2016
LEBANON. This innovative application allows users to pay in Lebanon or abroad using their Android Smartphones without the need for cash money, or sticky cards, or modified SIM cards or any other devices.
Posted: November 16, 2016
LEBANON. New facility in Al-Qalamoun, Tripoli features laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art materials testing equipment for construction and geotechnical projects.
Posted: November 14, 2016
LEBANON. Improved political environment to help confidence and support demand; Reduction of registration fees would stimulate housing demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: October 27, 2016
LEBANON. The bank posted net profit of US$113.7 million for the first nine months of 2016, up slightly from US$ 113.1 million in the same period of last year.
Posted: October 22, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index averaged 36.4 in Q3, nearly unchanged from 36.1 in Q2; The prevailing status-quo on the political and economic fronts in the country has caused the level of consumer confidence to remain at low levels.
Posted: October 20, 2016
LEBANON. Sibos provides a unique space for leaders and decision makers in the financial and technological sectors to network and collaborate on a range of topics.
Posted: October 18, 2016
LEBANON. A unique platform to engage in discussions of the hottest topics in MENA private equity landscape, share experiences, and forge new business relationships with the biggest players in the industry.
Posted: September 27, 2016
LEBANON. Cirrus plans to use Red Hat JBoss and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to offer its customers in the banking and finance, and insurance industries Platform-as-a-Service solutions (PaaS), as well as to design and deploy customized applications for the sectors.

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date:Posted: March 30, 2017
UAE. The region witnessed a record year in sovereign bond issuance eclipsing a sluggish IPO performance, according to PwC's Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services team.
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. PwC issues new report jointly with the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit; The report outlines a roadmap for CIOs to manage the transformation of industrial companies to successfully adopt IIoT; Devising a digital strategy is key for manufacturers
date:Posted: March 27, 2017
UAE. The strongest growth rate for 2014-2015 in the region was led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to a new report from The Boston Consulting Group.
INTERNATIONAL. This is part two of a recent conversation I had with students, faculty, and alumni at New York University, where I had the opportunity to answer some questions concerning the turmoil in the Middle East and America's role in the world.
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