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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: 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.
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.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. New research from Bain & Company and Red Hat indicates that many traditional companies are at an early stage in their digital journey; leaders stand out based on their use of advanced technologies, such as cloud computing, advanced analytics and modern app development.
date:Posted: December 9, 2016
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
date:Posted: December 7, 2016
INTERNATIONAL. Will this be the year when China exceeds growth expectations, Brexit turns into Bremain, the Mexican peso soars and Italian banks turn out to the best performing equity asset class?
UAE. Insurers have been prompted to prepare for the effects that VAT and changes to international financial reporting standards (IFRS) will have on their industry as well as assessing the impact of new insurance regulations that came into effect earlier this year.
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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