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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: July 19, 2017
LEBANON. MONEYSMART helpes Lebanese youth make better financial decisions and plan their future.
Posted: July 12, 2017
UAE. Aline Ashkarian takes the role as Patchi's General Manager and will lead the brand to continued international success.
Posted: July 3, 2017
LEBANON. Under the agreement, EUR 100 million will be lent to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as to mid-cap companies in Lebanon, in what represents some 40% of the total amount of credit granted recently by EIB to Lebanese banks.
Posted: June 24, 2017
LEBANON. A fully-fledged range of services and products catered to answer the banking needs of Lebanese expatriates.
Posted: June 22, 2017
UAE. The new risk tool uses a bespoke seismotectonic source model to give a more accurate assessment of earthquake risk in the UAE and 10 other regional countries.
Posted: June 22, 2017
LEBANON. The EuroMena Funds acquires minority stake in leading diversified retailer in Morocco; Proceeds to fund expansion.
Posted: June 3, 2017
LEBANON. Political breakthrough, in the absence of concrete policy measures, insufficient to generate sustained demand, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.
Posted: May 4, 2017
LEBANON. Findings from latest ASDA'A Burson-Marsteller survey released: Young Arabs view unemployment and extremism as the biggest problems holding the Middle East back, with the region increasingly divided by access to opportunity; 77% of young Lebanese say Daesh has become weaker over the past year.
Posted: May 3, 2017
LEBANON. Promundo-US and UN Women study reveals that although traditional attitudes about gender equality dominate, at least one quarter of men hold more open and equitable views, supporting women's economic, social, and political equality.
Posted: May 3, 2017
BAHRAIN. Three Egyptian teams scoop the top prizes; Lebanon, Jordan and UAE teams share secondary prizes that total US$160,000
Posted: April 26, 2017
LEBANON. The reported drop in net profit (14.9%) in Q1 resulted mainly from the deconsolidation of investments of the Bank's subsidiaries in both Syria and Sudan, as well as from a lower risk appetite in some overseas markets.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. Byblos Bank is one of the key institutions supporting the University with direct sponsorship of a number of its academic activities.
Posted: April 23, 2017
LEBANON. latest Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index shows recovery in sentiment in the first three months of the year remains tentative at best.
Posted: April 20, 2017
LEBANON. MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition winners award ceremony to be held in Bahrain on April 27; 74 semi-finalists from 11 Arab countries compete for cash prizes exceeding US$160,000.
Posted: April 12, 2017
UAE. Primarily designed to give companies more control over their finances, the MasterCard World Business Credit Card also offers its holders a wide array of functionalities and benefits.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: October 21, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
date:Posted: October 21, 2017
UAE. 65% of GCC CEOs are more optimistic than their global counterparts about disruption; 87% embrace disruption as being more of an opportunity than a threat.
date:Posted: October 20, 2017
UAE. Fintech will reduce the profitability of some of the UAE. GCC banks' business lines, particularly money transfer and foreign-currency exchange.
INTERNATIONAL. Leadership commitment, resilience and collaboration critical to success; 40% of survey respondents cite the disruption of operations as the biggest consequence of a cyberattack, followed by the compromise of sensitive data (39%), harm to product quality (32%), and harm to human life (22%).
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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