: Lebanon's information portal International 144 33 FAO launches livestock vaccination campaign along Syria-Lebanon border An emergency vaccination campaign along the Syria-Lebanon border is underway in order to protect the region’s livestock from preventable infections, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced yesterday, Customers say UAE banks are not good enough Banks in the UAE are not meeting customer expectations, according to a recent study by TNS, a custom market research organisation. And the richest Arabs on Earth in 2015 are... Forbes Middle East has revealed a top 100 lineup of the richest Arabs on the planet. Despite plunging oil prices, the world’s top 100 Arab tycoons have continued to build their fortunes, amassing combined wealth of $174.37 billion, Lebanon's net public debt at $57.4bn at end-January 2015 Lebanon's gross public debt reached $66.6bn at the end of January 2015, unchanged from the end of 2014 and constituting an increase of 4.1% from $64bn at end-January 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Domestic Lebanon's stock market activity up 2.3 times in first two months of 2015 Figures released by the Beirut Stock Exchange indicate that total trading volume reached 24.8 million shares in the first two months of 2015, constituting an increase of 165.7% from the same period of 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon Average value of real estate transactions down 4% to $147,800 in Lebanon in January 2015 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the number of real estate transactions totaled 3,551 in January 2015, constituting a decrease of 28.4% from 4,959 deals in the same month of 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon Central Bank's Coincident Indicator up 3% in 2014 The Central Bank's Coincident Indicator, an index of economic activity in Lebanon, reached 292.5 points in December 2014 compared to 268.7 in November 2014 and 267.9 in December 2013, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Tourist arrivals in Lebanon up 23% in January 2015 The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 90,784 in January 2015, constituting an increase of 22.6% from 74,019 tourists in January 2014, a rise of 12% from 81,060 tourists in January 2013 and a drop of 5.3% from 95,816 tourists Consumer Price Index down 4% year-on-year in January 2015 The Central Administration of Statistics' Consumer Price Index declined by 3.75% in January 2015 from January 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Prices of clothing & footwear increased by 17.5%, followed More than 195,000 sqm of offices under construction in Beirut A recent market study conducted by RAMCO sarl on the office market in Beirut has revealed that 37 office projects are currently under construction in Municipal Beirut. This total represents 195,694 SQM of office space. Eleven of these