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 USD 480 million of unsold apartments in 2014 in Lebanon http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86225/USD-480-million-of-unsold-apartments-in-2014-in-Lebanon The latest study conducted by real estate advisory firm RAMCO has revealed that 83,976 SQM of residential area completed in 2014 has not been sold. This volume of unsold stock represents 271 new apartments, equivalent to a value of http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86225/USD-480-million-of-unsold-apartments-in-2014-in-Lebanon Value of real estate transactions down 21% in first four months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86224/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-down-21percent-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the number of real estate transactions totaled 17,816 in the first four months of 2015, constituting a decrease of 19.2% from 22,038 deals in the same period of 2014, Byblos http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86224/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-down-21percent-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Tourist arrivals in Lebanon up 23% in first quarter of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86187/Tourist-arrivals-in-Lebanon-up-23percent-in-first-quarter-of-2015 The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 282,256 in the first quarter of 2015, constituting an increase of 23.1% from 229,252 tourists in the same quarter of 2014, a rise of 2.8% from 274,663 tourists in the first quarter http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86187/Tourist-arrivals-in-Lebanon-up-23percent-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Stock market activity up 90% to $260m in first four months of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86181/Stock-market-activity-up-90percent-to-260m-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Figures released by the Beirut Stock Exchange indicate that total trading volume reached 35.8 million shares in the first four months of 2015, constituting an increase of 86.4% from the same period of 2014; while aggregate turnover http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86181/Stock-market-activity-up-90percent-to-260m-in-first-four-months-of-2015 Kafalat loan guarantees down 27% to $20m in first quarter of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86188/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-27percent-to-20m-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Figures released by the Kafalat Corporation show that loans extended to small- and medium-size companies under the guarantee of Kafalat reached $19.6m in the first quarter of 2015, constituting a decline of 27% from $26.8m in the same http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86188/Kafalat-loan-guarantees-down-27percent-to-20m-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Apartment prices drop by 0.7% in 2014 in Lebanon http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86228/Apartment-prices-drop-by-07percent-in-2014-in-Lebanon According to the latest study by real estate advisory firm RAMCO, the price of apartments under construction in Beirut has dropped by 0.7% in 2014. The study, carried out by the Research & Publication Department of RAMCO, tracks http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86228/Apartment-prices-drop-by-07percent-in-2014-in-Lebanon Value of real estate transactions in Lebanon down 21% in first quarter of 2015 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86186/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon-down-21percent-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Figures released by the Ministry of Finance indicate that the number of real estate transactions totaled 12,948 in the first quarter of 2015, constituting a decrease of 18.2% from 15,834 deals in the same quarter of 2014, Byblos Bank http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86186/Value-of-real-estate-transactions-in-Lebanon-down-21percent-in-first-quarter-of-2015 Lebanese government approves tender conditions for management contracts of mobile phone networks http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86180/Lebanese-government-approves-tender-conditions-for-management-contracts-of-mobile-phone-networks The Cabinet approved the terms and conditions of a public tender to award new management contracts of the two state-owned mobile phone networks Mobile Interim Company 1 (MIC 1) and Mobile Interim Company 2 (MIC 2), Byblos Bank ‘Lebanon http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86180/Lebanese-government-approves-tender-conditions-for-management-contracts-of-mobile-phone-networks Lebanon's commercial activity slows down in fourth quarter of 2014 http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86179/Lebanons-commercial-activity-slows-down-in-fourth-quarter-of-2014 The Central Bank's quarterly business survey of opinions shows that the volume of commercial sales decreased quarter-on-quarter during the fourth quarter of 2014, with the balance of opinions standing at -3 compared to +8 during the http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86179/Lebanons-commercial-activity-slows-down-in-fourth-quarter-of-2014 FAO launches livestock vaccination campaign along Syria-Lebanon border http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86138/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, http://www.iloubnan.info/business/86138/FAO-launches-livestock-vaccination-campaign-along-Syria-Lebanon-border