iloubnan.info : Lebanon's information portal http://www.iloubnan.info/en/rssactu International http://www.iloubnan.info/ iloubnan.info http://www.iloubnan.info/ http://www.iloubnan.info/images/Logo-iloubnan.info-150.jpg 144 33 iloubnan.info Consumer Price Index in Lebanon up 0.2% in July 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82323/Consumer-Price-Index-in-Lebanon-up-02percent-in-July-2014 The Central Administration of Statistics' (CAS) Consumer Price Index for Lebanon increased by 0.2% in July 2014 from the preceding month, compared to a monthly decline of 0.7% in June 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82323/Consumer-Price-Index-in-Lebanon-up-02percent-in-July-2014 Lebanese third most pessimistic graduates in the Arab World http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82162/Lebanese-third-most-pessimistic-graduates-in-the-Arab-World According to an online survey, Lebanese fresh graduates share some of the most pessimistic outlooks on the job market in the Arab world. http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82162/Lebanese-third-most-pessimistic-graduates-in-the-Arab-World Lebanese mobile cellular penetration way behind global and Arab rates http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82164/Lebanese-mobile-cellular-penetration-way-behind-global-and-Arab-rates Figures released by the International Telecommunication Union indicate that Lebanon ranked in 147th place among 206 countries at the end of 2013 in terms of mobile cellular penetration, which is the number of subscriptions to the service http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82164/Lebanese-mobile-cellular-penetration-way-behind-global-and-Arab-rates Balance sheet of financial institutions up 23% in first half of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82087/Balance-sheet-of-financial-institutions-up-23percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Figures released by the Central Bank show that the consolidated balance sheet of financial institutions in Lebanon reached LBP2,653bn, or $1.76bn, at the end of June 2014, constituting an increase of 23.4% from end-2013 and a rise http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82087/Balance-sheet-of-financial-institutions-up-23percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Revenues through Port of Beirut down 7% to $1.2bn in first half of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82081/Revenues-through-Port-of-Beirut-down-7percent-to-12bn-in-first-half-of-2014 Figures released by the Port of Beirut show that overall receipts generated through the port reached $1.2bn in the first half of 2014, constituting a decrease of 6.6% from the same period of 2013, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82081/Revenues-through-Port-of-Beirut-down-7percent-to-12bn-in-first-half-of-2014 Surface area of new construction permits in Lebanon up 15% in first half of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82012/Surface-area-of-new-construction-permits-in-Lebanon-up-15percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Figures released by the order of Engineers of Beirut & Tripoli show that the number of construction permits reached 8,780 in the first half of 2014, constituting an increase of 2.7% from 8,548 in the same period last year and compared http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82012/Surface-area-of-new-construction-permits-in-Lebanon-up-15percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Kafalat loan guarantees down 4% to $65m in first seven months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81887/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-4percent-to-65m-in-first-seven-months-of-2014 Figures released by the Kafalat Corporation show that loans extended to small- and medium-size companies under the guarantee of Kafalat reached $65m in the first seven months of 2014, down 3.9% from $67.7m in the same period last year, http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81887/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-4percent-to-65m-in-first-seven-months-of-2014 Commercial banks' assets in Lebanon reach $171bn at end-June 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81882/Commercial-banks-assets-in-Lebanon-reach-171bn-at-end-June-2014 The consolidated balance sheet of commercial banks operating in Lebanon shows that total assets reached $170.5bn at the end of June 2014, constituting an increase of 3.4% from the end of 2013 and a rise of 7.9% from end-June 2013, http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81882/Commercial-banks-assets-in-Lebanon-reach-171bn-at-end-June-2014 Number of real estate transactions in Lebanon up 7% in first half of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81872/Number-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon--up-7percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the total number of real estate transactions reached 34,109 in the first half of 2014, constituting an increase of 6.8% from 31,943 deals in the same period last year, Byblos http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81872/Number-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon--up-7percent-in-first-half-of-2014 Consumer Price Index down 0.7% in June 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81750/Consumer-Price-Index-down-07percent-in-June-2014 The Central Administration of Statistics' (CAS) Consumer Price Index for Lebanon decreased by a marginal 0.7% in June 2014 from May 2014 compared to a month-on-month decline of 0.3% in May 2014 Consumer Price Index down 0.7% in June http://www.iloubnan.info/business/81750/Consumer-Price-Index-down-07percent-in-June-2014