: Lebanon's information portal International 144 33 2014 was a good year for Rolls-Royce in Lebanon Bassoul-Heneine sal, the dealer of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in Lebanon, has announced an impressive 14% increase in Rolls-Royce sales in 2014. Following the recent global announcement that the Middle-East region was Rolls-Royce Motor Top 10 trends for 2015 that will impact Middle East project managers Like every year, ESI senior executives and subject matter experts unveiled top 10 project management trends for 2015 that managers in the Middle East should be aware of. Kafalat loan guarantees down 7% to $110m in 2014 Figures released by the Kafalat Corporation show that loans extended to small- and medium-size companies under the guarantee of Kafalat reached $109.6m in 2014, constituting a decline of 7.3% from $118.2m in 2013, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon Lebanon's net public debt at $56.7bn at end-November 2014 Lebanon's gross public debt reached $66.63bn at the end of November 2014, constituting a rise of 4.9% from $63.5bn at the end of 2013 and an increase of 5.3% from $63.26bn at end-November 2013, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ The winners and losers of the Levantís crisis-shaken economy The World Bank Group publishes its first systematic report about how the crisis in Syria and Iraq affects certain economical sectors in the states of the Middle East. UAE Minister: OPEC cannot protect oil price OPEC cannot protect world oil prices which have plunged since June, the United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday, arguing that rising North American shale oil output needed to be curbed. "We cannot continue to be protecting a certain A new strategy to support SMEs in Lebanon The Lebanese Ministry of Economy & Trade launched a national strategy for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Lebanon, Lebanon This Week reported. According to the economical publication of the Byblos Bank, the Lebanon Airport Head issues circular banning entrance of fresh fruits into Lebanon Head of the International Rafic Hariri Airport, Mohammed Shehab Eddine, issued a circular #74/8 to all airlines and ground services companies operating in Beirut Airport, requesting them to exercise firmness in banning the entrance Survey shows change in luxury spending habits in Lebanon and MENA region Nearly two-thirds (59%) of luxury spenders in the MENA region are now choosing to spend more of their money on enriching experiences rather than goods, according to the new American Express Middle East Spending Survey*. This is markedly Moody's downgrades three Lebanese banks, outlook 'negative' Moody's Investors Service downgraded to 'B2' from 'B1' the long-term foreign currency deposit ratings of Bank Audi, BLOM Bank and Byblos Bank and lowered the three banks' long-term local currency deposit ratings to 'B2' from 'Ba3',