Author Archives: Michele Hobeika

OFID’s US$20m loan supports international trade in Lebanon

Vienna, Austria, April 26, 2018. OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development) has signed a US$20 million bilateral trade finance term loan agreement with Banque Libano-Française (BLF) in Lebanon to support international trade in the Middle Eastern country. The loan is supplied through OFID’s Private Sector and Trade Finance Operations department. “OFID is very pleased

Beirut Design Week (BDW) embarks on its 7th edition this year

  The “Open Calls” launched with key strategic partners Beirut, 20th of April 2018 – Beirut Design Week (BDW), the design platform that propels the city into a vibrant rhythm for a whole week every year, launched the “Open Calls” with new partners this year, namely: Meker, Adorno and UNIDO. The three companies alongside Beirut

CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA in order to reinforce its presence in the logistics sector

  CMA CGM, a worldwide leading shipping company, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire an equity stake of nearly 25% of CEVA Logistics AG (“CEVA”), a global leading player in the logistics sector. CMA CGM has committed to subscribe for mandatory convertible securities of CEVA in an estimated amount between 380 and 450

Mr. Saad Azhari and Maitre Darine El Masri signing the Memorandum 03

BLOM BANK and Protect EdTM renew partnership to provide effective and preventative education for children

    The Four Seasons Hotel, 18 April 2018, BLOM BANK and Kidproof held a joint conference dubbed “Empowering Students with Knowledge” on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 11:00 am at The Four Seasons Hotel – Beirut to renew their partnership for 5 additional years. The conference was attended by Mr. Saad Azhari, Chairman and


Credit Libanais rewards winners of “Mother’s Day” Facebook competition

  As part of its commitment to build and reinforce relationships with customers through social media, Credit Libanais Bank launched a Facebook contest for Mother’s Day, asking fans to share a “typical expression their mothers repeat the most”. This competition increased social engagement and enabled customers to win valuable gifts from Himo Jewelry. Mrs. Grace



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