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 Banque de L'Habitat's net profits up 2% to $16m in 2013 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82553/Banque-de-LHabitats-net-profits-up-2percent-to-16m-in-2013 Banque de L'Habitat sal posted audited net profits of $16.1m in 2013, constituting an increase of 2.3% from $15.7m in 2012, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Net operating income grew by 4.5% year-on-year to http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82553/Banque-de-LHabitats-net-profits-up-2percent-to-16m-in-2013 Stock market activity in Lebanon up 46% in first eight months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82534/Stock-market-activity-in-Lebanon-up-46percent-in-first-eight-months-of-2014 Figures released by the Beirut Stock Exchange indicate that total trading volume reached 40.4 million shares in the first eight months of 2014, constituting an increase of 38.6% from the same period of 2013; while aggregate turnover http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82534/Stock-market-activity-in-Lebanon-up-46percent-in-first-eight-months-of-2014 Number of real estate transactions in Lebanon up 2% in first seven months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82529/Number-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon-up-2percent-in-first-seven-months-of-2014 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the total number of real estate transactions reached 39,020 in the first seven months of 2014, constituting an increase of 2.3% from 38,127 deals in the same period of last http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82529/Number-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon-up-2percent-in-first-seven-months-of-2014 Lebanonís industrial exports down 15% to $1bn in first four months of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82513/Lebanons-industrial-exports-down-15percent-to-1bn-in-first-four-months-of-2014 Figures released by the Ministry of Industry show that industrial exports totaled $1bn in the first four months of 2014, constituting a decrease of 14.5% from $1.2bn in the same period of last year, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82513/Lebanons-industrial-exports-down-15percent-to-1bn-in-first-four-months-of-2014 Lebanonís Banking sector facing challenging operating conditions http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82494/Lebanons-Banking-sector-facing-challenging-operating-conditions Standard & Poor's anticipated that banks operating in Lebanon would continue to face unstable and challenging operating conditions during the 2014-15 period, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82494/Lebanons-Banking-sector-facing-challenging-operating-conditions Growth of broadband penetration outperforms Arab and developing economies http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82461/Growth-of-broadband-penetration-outperforms-Arab-and-developing-economies Figures released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) indicate that Lebanon ranked in 88th place among 199 countries at the end of 2013 in terms of fixed broadband penetration, which is the number of subscriptions http://www.iloubnan.info/business/82461/Growth-of-broadband-penetration-outperforms-Arab-and-developing-economies 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