: Lebanon's information portal International 194 39 BDL Accelerate: Get ready for the Hackathon! BDL Accelerate 2015 will gather entrepreneurs, investors, and support institutions from key emerging startup ecosystems across 5 continents. BDL Accelerate 2015 will host 3,000 attendees, 100 speakers, 100 exhibitors, and 100 startups UAE Innovation Week: Dubai announces 10 innovative space technologies and satellite applications The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced 10 new innovative space technologies and satellite applications, distributed among KhalifaSat, Nayif-1, SAFIY and "Semi-Supervised classification tool for DubaiSat-2 multispectral Beirut has 48th most expensive retail rent in the world Property consultants Cushman & Wakefield's 2015 survey of the world's most expensive streets in terms of rents for retail space ranked Beirut as the 48th most expensive retail location among 65 cities worldwide, the fourth Byblos Bank launches Real Estate Demand Index for Lebanon Byblos Bank launched the Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index for Lebanon, constituting the first initiative of its kind in Lebanon and the Arab World. The Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index is a measure of local demand for residential New car sales in Lebanon up 2% in first 10 months of 2015 Figures released by the Association of Automobile Importers in Lebanon (AIA) indicate that dealers sold 32,811 new passenger cars in the first 10 months of 2015, constituting a rise of 2.3% from 32,084 cars sold in the same period Alstom begins train production for the Riyadh Metro Alstom, a French world leader in integrated railway systems, announced on Monday. has started the production of trainsets for the Riyadh Metro in its Katowice plant in Poland. As part of the contract awarded in 2013 by Arriyadh Central Bank receives $0.7m grant to support renewable energy projects The Central Bank of Lebanon received a grant of $700,000 from the independent financial organization Global Environment Facility (GEF) to subsidize commercial and industrial loans in the renewable energy sector through the Small Decentralized Number of new construction permits down 12% in first nine months of 2015 The Orders of Engineers & Architects of Beirut and of Tripoli issued 11,236 new construction permits in the first nine months of 2015, constituting a decrease of 12.4% from 12,833 permits in the same period last year, and relative Kafalat loan guarantees down 17% to $77m in first 10 months of 2015 Figures released by the Kafalat Corporation show that loans extended to small- and medium-size companies under the guarantee of Kafalat reached $77.4m in the first 10 months of 2015, constituting a decline of 17.4% from $93.7m in the Finance Ministry places $1.6bn in Eurobonds The Ministry of Finance issued a $1.6bn triple-tranche Eurobond under the Republic of Lebanon's Global Medium Term Note Program, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. The new issuance consists of $1.28bn in new