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STATISTICS

  • Number of inernet users in Lebanon at 3.2 million in 2017 compared to 2 million users in 2012. Madar Research and Development
  • Car sales increased by 2 percent in the first ten months of 2013.
  •  Total number of real estate transactions reached 31,943 in the first half of  2013, down 7.1% from 34,388 in the same last year period, according to the Ministry...
  • A total of 7,484 new passenger cars were sold in the first quarter of 2013,registering
  • Fiscal deficit up by 67.6%   Reached $3.9 billion in 2012, registering an increase by 67.6% from $2.3 billion from previous year, according to figures released...
  • Car sales up 6%
  • Total assets of commercial banks in Lebanon reached $149.4 billlion at the end of October 2012, up 7% from end-October 2011.
  • 20,187 new passenger cars were sold in the first seven months of 2012, registering a rise of 8.8% from the 18,556 cars sold in the same last year period, according to the...

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CAPITAL MARKETS

  • The BSE total trading volume reached 30.8 million shares in the first half of 2012, amid the growing fears of instability,down 42% from the same last year period.
  • In the first quarter of 2012, the market activity at the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) plunged 47 percent compared to same last year period, with a total trading volume of 13.4 million shares,
  • Standard & Poor’s S&P Indices and the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) launched the S&P AFE 40, an index designed to measure the performance of 40 leading companies from the Pan-Arab region.
  • Today, a new capital market law in Lebanon aims to stimulate the investment in financial instruments, which are long-handled shy. The activation of the capital market, however, still awaits the appointment of three members by the Lebanese government,
  • Stock market activity decrease by 72 percent to $467 million in the first nine months of 2011. Figures released by the Beirut Stock Exchange indicate that total trading volume reached 64.2 million shares in the first 9 months of 2011,
  • Lebanese capital markets reacted tranquilly to the release of the special tribunal for Lebanon indictment which named four suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.  
  • Lebanon’s capital market experienced mixed performances and phases. In 2010, Beirut stock market (BSE) capitalization fell by 2.06 percent to $11.06 billion as a result of drop in stock prices. Lebanon's capital markets performances were mixed. 

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 24 million jobs set to open up in the green economy by 2030- ILO 

ECO INITIATIVES

  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.

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