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: 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.
Posted: September 21, 2016
LEBANON. "The award reflects the Photo London ethos in its dedication to innovative photography, support of emerging artists and sense of discovery."
Posted: September 20, 2016
LEBANON. The EuroMena Fund Management Team has raised US$ c.350 million to date from prominent investors, and has closed more than 20 investments and divestments.
Posted: September 15, 2016
LEBANON. MENA is fast-growing region for EdTech SaaS solution.
Posted: September 14, 2016
LEBANON. Held in partnership with Al-Makassed University in Beirut, V School's first 40-student "Coding Bootcamp" was completely sold out, with half of the students refugees from Syria.
Posted: September 9, 2016
LEBANON. Byblos Bank issued today the results of the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index for the second quarter of 2016; Reduction of registration fees would stimulate demand in prevailing circumstances, Nassib Ghobril suggests.
Posted: September 5, 2016
UAE. Lebanon's Waterfront City Dbayeh to transform living and work styles.
Posted: September 1, 2016
LEBANON. The winners distinguished themselves by presenting a medium-term plan to efficiently develop The Makers Account.
Posted: August 29, 2016
UAE. Hospitality markets in Beirut and Cairo witnessed a positive increase, primarily due to the summer holiday where nationals living abroad return back to their home country for the holidays.
Posted: August 28, 2016
UAE. Entrepreneurs cite personal fulfillment, freedom to choose a work-life balance and the ability to be their own boss, according to Bayt.com and YouGov report.
date:Posted: April 27, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. If history shows us that science has spawned so many unintended discoveries, what is around the next corner of unintended scientific breakthroughs?
date:Posted: April 27, 2017
SAUDI ARABIA. Increase in foreign direct investment seen as part of efforts to diversify the economy and boost investment inflows into the kingdom; National Transformation Programme updates to be revealed at Saudi Forum 2017.
date:Posted: April 26, 2017
UAE. New PwC report finds an increasing need for mid-market accommodations to cater to a younger generation that does not put much emphasis on star ratings; Emerging markets will overtake developed markets as a tourism and hospitality destination but also as key provider of customers.