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 Lebanese find living in Lebanon difficult http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84574/Lebanese-find-living-in-Lebanon-difficult According to a survey done by firms Gallop and Healthways on the level of well-being in 135 different countries, 19% of respondents in Lebanon acknowledged that they are "thriving" in three or more elements included in the http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84574/Lebanese-find-living-in-Lebanon-difficult For 4th consecutive year, cost of living in Beirut remains high http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84570/For-4th-consecutive-year-cost-of-living-in-Beirut-remains-high According to EuroCost’s International’s 2014 survey on expatriates’ cost-of-living, Beirut ranked 14th place globally for the third consecutive year. http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84570/For-4th-consecutive-year-cost-of-living-in-Beirut-remains-high Lebanon's Industrial exports down 13% in first five months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84563/Lebanons-Industrial-exports-down-13percent-in-first-five-months-of-2014 Figures released by the Ministry of Industry show that industrial exports totaled $1.3bn in the first five months of 2014, constituting a decrease of 12.9% from $1.5bn in the same period last year. Industrial exports reached $286.9m http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84563/Lebanons-Industrial-exports-down-13percent-in-first-five-months-of-2014 Gasoline prices drop http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84549/Gasoline-prices-drop Petroleum derivatives prices reduced Wednesday by LL700 for gasoline (98 & 95 octane), LL500 for Kerosene and fuel oil, LL400 for red diesel. All prices are per 20 liters. It is also noted that the price for a gas cylinder http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84549/Gasoline-prices-drop Surface area of new construction permits in Lebanon up 7% by September 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84446/Surface-area-of-new-construction-permits-in-Lebanon-up-7percent-by-September-2014 Figures released by the order of Engineers of Beirut & Tripoli show that the number of new construction permits reached 12,828 in the first nine months of 2014, constituting a marginal increase of 0.2% from 12,800 in the same period http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84446/Surface-area-of-new-construction-permits-in-Lebanon-up-7percent-by-September-2014 Central Bank's foreign assets up 9% to $38.3bn in first nine months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84430/Central-Banks-foreign-assets-up-9percent-to-383bn-in-first-nine-months-of-2014 The Central Bank's interim balance sheet reached $85.3bn at the end of September 2014 compared to $77bn at the end of 2013 and to $78.6bn at the end of September 2013, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Assets http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84430/Central-Banks-foreign-assets-up-9percent-to-383bn-in-first-nine-months-of-2014 Khalil: Government to issue $450 million Eurobond this year http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84422/Khalil:-Government-to-issue-450-million-Eurobond-this-year According to Lebanon’s finance minister, Ali Hasan Khalil, there are plans for the government to issue a $450 million Eurobond by the end of the year in order to meet the country’s funding needs. There are also plans http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84422/Khalil:-Government-to-issue-450-million-Eurobond-this-year Salameh: $1 billion stimulus package for 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84416/Salameh:-1-billion-stimulus-package-for-2015 According to Lebanon’s Central Bank governor, Lebanon is planning a $1 billion economic stimulus package for 2015 in order to maintain growth and support the economy. Riad Salameh said he hoped the new stimulus, following $800 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84416/Salameh:-1-billion-stimulus-package-for-2015 Lebanonís Consumer Price Index down -0.2% MoM in September 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84415/Lebanons-Consumer-Price-Index-down--02percent-MoM-in-September-2014 Lebanon’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased -0.2% MoM from 101.0 in August 2014 to 100.8 in September 2014, according to newly revised version from CAS, FFA Private Bank -Beirut Research Department reported. CPI measures http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84415/Lebanons-Consumer-Price-Index-down--02percent-MoM-in-September-2014 Olive farmers in occupied Palestinian territory need protection http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84413/Olive-farmers-in-occupied-Palestinian-territory-need-protection Nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian Territories is planted with olive trees making them a major driving force of the economy. The UN this week said that Palestinian olive farmers must be protected from attacks http://www.iloubnan.info/business/84413/Olive-farmers-in-occupied-Palestinian-territory-need-protection