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/img/blacklogo.png 194 39 iloubnan.info Agreement to support Lebanese exports to European Union http://www.iloubnan.info/business/93003/Agreement-to-support-Lebanese-exports-to-European-Union The Netherlands-based Center for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), along with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry http://www.iloubnan.info/business/93003/Agreement-to-support-Lebanese-exports-to-European-Union Why enterprises in Lebanon need an “Open Hybrid Cloud” http://www.iloubnan.info/business/93002/Why-enterprises-in-Lebanon-need-an-Open-Hybrid-Cloud Before getting into the detail of why enterprises in Lebanon need an open hybrid cloud, let’s take a look at the building blocks. An open hybrid cloud consists of five core pillars: The first pillar is the capability to empower http://www.iloubnan.info/business/93002/Why-enterprises-in-Lebanon-need-an-Open-Hybrid-Cloud Ramco Beirut Residential Price Index shows 1,2% drop in 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92996/Ramco-Beirut-Residential-Price-Index-shows-12percent-drop-in-2015 For the second consecutive year, real estate advisory firm RAMCO has just released its RAMCO Residential Price Index of Beirut. According to the latest RAMCO Price Index, the price of apartments under construction in Beirut has dropped http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92996/Ramco-Beirut-Residential-Price-Index-shows-12percent-drop-in-2015 New survey reveals skills gap crisis in the Middle East http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92989/New-survey-reveals-skills-gap-crisis-in-the-Middle-East Employers in the MENA region are experiencing difficulty filling open positions as they struggle to find employees with the relevant skills that they need, a recent study stated. Entitled “Skills Gap in the Middle East and North http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92989/New-survey-reveals-skills-gap-crisis-in-the-Middle-East NAWF 2016: Empowering a New Generation of Arab Women Entrepreneurs http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92977/NAWF-2016:-Empowering-a-New-Generation-of-Arab-Women-Entrepreneurs For the 8th year in a row, the NAWF Women Entrepreneurs will convene on 11 May 2016 at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut under the theme of: Empowering a new generation of Arab women entrepreneurs. "The forum will be held at a http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92977/NAWF-2016:-Empowering-a-New-Generation-of-Arab-Women-Entrepreneurs ESFD guaranteed 127 loans in Lebanon in first quarter of 2016 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92972/ESFD-guaranteed-127-loans-in-Lebanon-in-first-quarter-of-2016 The Economic & Social Fund for Development (ESFD) indicated that it guaranteed 127 loans to small- and medium-sized enterprises for a total of LBP3.7bn, or $2.45m, in the first quarter of 2016 through a network of commercial banks, http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92972/ESFD-guaranteed-127-loans-in-Lebanon-in-first-quarter-of-2016 From silverscreen to SMB: Sage Summit to welcome movie stars speakers http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92965/From-silverscreen-to-SMB:-Sage-Summit-to-welcome-movie-stars-speakers It’s a small and medium business event, but it begins to look like a film festival. Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, announced today that additional speakers from the entertainment http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92965/From-silverscreen-to-SMB:-Sage-Summit-to-welcome-movie-stars-speakers Bloomberg launches a Middle East edition of its business and financial news website http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92960/Bloomberg-launches-a-Middle-East-edition-of-its-business-and-financial-news-website Bloomberg is strengthening its Middle East operations with a localised edition of its business and financial news website and original live programming from the region on Bloomberg TV, Mediasource website reported. Bloomberg.com/MiddleEast http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92960/Bloomberg-launches-a-Middle-East-edition-of-its-business-and-financial-news-website World's Richest Arabs 2016: Lebanon has the most billionaires http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92910/Worlds-Richest-Arabs-2016:-Lebanon-has-the-most-billionaires Forbes reminds us that "the past year was unkind to billionaires all over the world, including the Middle East, where Arab billionaires saw their net worth drop by 23.8% from a year ago." While we're feeling sorry http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92910/Worlds-Richest-Arabs-2016:-Lebanon-has-the-most-billionaires Expatriates' remittances to Lebanon revised downwards to $7.2bn in 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92901/Expatriates-remittances-to-Lebanon-revised-downwards-to-72bn-in-2015 The World Bank revised downward its estimate of expatriates' remittance inflows to Lebanon to $7.16bn in 2015 from an estimate of $7.5bn in October 2015 , reported Byblos Bank's Lebanon This Week. Also, it reduced its figure http://www.iloubnan.info/business/92901/Expatriates-remittances-to-Lebanon-revised-downwards-to-72bn-in-2015