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Depositors drive sector growth

May 5, 2008

Despite the political pressure and turmoil of not having a president, resilient Lebanese banks are continuing their expansion abroad, writes Nadine Marroushi.

Political conflict at home pushes banks overseas

March 5, 2007

Faced with political instability following the Israeli-Hizbullah war, Lebanon’s banks have expanded abroad in order to diversify their income sources. Stephen Timewell reports from Beirut.

Business as usual in Beirut

September 4, 2006

Nick Kochan explains how contingency planning allowed The Bank of New York Beirut office to remain operational as Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon’s capital.

Shopping abroad for Arab liquidity

May 2, 2006

More confident Lebanese banks have been moving into regional markets, helping to win another ratings upgrade, write Jon Marks and Eleanor Gillespie.

Activity on the acquisition trail

March 6, 2006

Lebanon’s top two banks have boosted profits and set their sights on regional and global expansion, despite political turmoil at home. Stephen Timewell reports.


January 2, 2006

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Raymond Audi, Chairman

Political events mark transitory year

November 7, 2005

Highly capitalised and with abundant liquidity, Lebanon’s top-tier banks remain optimistic about their prospects despite difficult political circumstances, writes James Gavin with Jon Mark.

Resilient market proves its mettle

July 4, 2005

The Lebanese economy has survived yet another political crisis, write Jon Marks and James Gavin.

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