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 Inauguration of the BDL Institute for Finance and Governance at the Villa Rose on ESA Campus http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86363/Inauguration-of-the-BDL-Institute-for-Finance-and-Governance-at-the-Villa-Rose-on-ESA-Campus On Thursday 25th of June 2015, the Institute for Finance and Governance was inaugurated by H.E. Riad SALAME, Banque du Liban Governor. http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86363/Inauguration-of-the-BDL-Institute-for-Finance-and-Governance-at-the-Villa-Rose-on-ESA-Campus Selection of 45 technology firms for UK Lebanon Tech Hub initiative http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86341/Selection-of-45-technology-firms-for-UK-Lebanon-Tech-Hub-initiative The Central Bank of Lebanon and the United Kingdom government through the British Embassy in Beirut announced the selection of 45 companies to undergo the first phase of the UK Lebanon Tech Hub (UKLTH) program, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86341/Selection-of-45-technology-firms-for-UK-Lebanon-Tech-Hub-initiative Value of real estate transactions down 24% in first five months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86293/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-down-24percent-in-first-five-months-of-2015 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the number of real estate transactions totaled 23,130 in the first five months of 2015, constituting a decrease of 18.7% from 28,448 deals in the same period of 2014, Byblos http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86293/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-down-24percent-in-first-five-months-of-2015 Lebanon's fashion industry faces challenges http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86292/Lebanons-fashion-industry-faces-challenges A survey conducted by non-profit organization Endeavor Lebanon about the fashion industry in Lebanon indicated that the country offers two main advantages to the sector that are the local quality of life and the availability of human http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86292/Lebanons-fashion-industry-faces-challenges Coincident Indicator down 1.4% year-on-year in first quarter of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86273/Coincident-Indicator-down-14percent-year-on-year-in-first-quarter-of-2015 The Central Bank's Coincident Indicator, an index of economic activity in Lebanon, reached 279.7 points in March 2015 compared to 263.3 in February 2015 and 271.8 in March 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. The http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86273/Coincident-Indicator-down-14percent-year-on-year-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Revenues through Port of Beirut up 6% in first four months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86272/Revenues-through-Port-of-Beirut-up-6percent-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Figures released by the Port of Beirut show that the port's overall revenues were $72.2m in the first four months of 2015, up by 6% from $68.1m in the same period of 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. The http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86272/Revenues-through-Port-of-Beirut-up-6percent-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Nearly half of Lebanese adults saved money in 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86258/Nearly-half-of-Lebanese-adults-saved-money-in-2014 Figures issued by the World Bank show that 47.1% of Lebanese who are 15 years or older saved or set aside money in 2014, up from 30.8% of Lebanese adults in 2011, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86258/Nearly-half-of-Lebanese-adults-saved-money-in-2014 Kafalat loan guarantees down 28% in first five months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86257/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-28percent-in-first-five-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 $32.1m in the first five months of 2015, constituting a decline of 28.1% from $44.7m in http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86257/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-28percent-in-first-five-months-of-2015 Lebanon net public debt at $59bn at end-April 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86241/Lebanon-net-public-debt-at-59bn-at-end-April-2015 Lebanon's gross public debt reached $69.5bn at the end of April 2015, constituting an increase of 4.3% from the end of 2014 and a rise of 7.1% from $64.9bn at end-April 2014, Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon This Week’ reported. Domestic http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86241/Lebanon-net-public-debt-at-59bn-at-end-April-2015 Hariri International Airport passengers up 9% in first five months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86242/Hariri-International-Airport-passengers-up-9percent-in-first-five-months-of-2015 Figures released by the Hariri International Airport (HIA) show that the number of airport passengers (arrivals, departures, transit) totaled 2,517,731 in the first five months of 2015, constituting a rise of 8.9% from the same period http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86242/Hariri-International-Airport-passengers-up-9percent-in-first-five-months-of-2015