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Volvo XC60 wins Middle East Car of the Year 2018 The Swedish Carmaker Scoops Two Additional Category Awards for the XC40 and XC60.

  The new Volvo XC60 has been named Jury Car of the Year by MECOTY’s jury panel at the annual MECOTY award ceremony, held in parallel with the Abu Dhabi International Motor Show, further adding to Volvo’s growing list of accolades.   The XC60 also received the Midsize Premium SUV award, while the XC40 won


Preventing flare-up incidence in people with COPD is critical to survival

Boehringer Ingelheim releases breakthrough findings on COPD in new study published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine In the Lebanon, there is general low awareness around COPD. The disease is largely underdiagnosed, and hence undertreated until it is moderately advanced due to the lack of standardized diagnosis method[1] COPD represents a major health concern for developing


The Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI) Expands Debt Collection Services to 11 New Markets in Africa

March 20, 2018 – The servicing arm of the Lebanese Credit Insurer (LCI), LCI Services, has expanded its Debt Collection Services to cover 11 new African markets, which include Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Cost, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya and



Growth of transported volumes by 21% Revenue of more than 21 billion USD, a sharp increase of +32% Solid core EBIT margin of 7.5%Upon the publication of its 2017 annual results, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, commented: In 2017, we launched several strategic projects fostering our development for the years


Gargour & Fils wins 3 awards presented by Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East

Beirut, Lebanon: The excellent performance of T. Gargour & Fils Lebanon in 2017 led to winning the 3 well-deserved awards for “Best Ever Sales Results 2017”, “Best Corporate Sales Performance 2017”, and “Best Customer Event and Brand Activation” presented by Mercedes-Benz Cars Middle East FZE (MBCME) during its annual regional conference in Dubai. Gargour &

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its. Communications adds 2 departments to the agency: its. Stories and its. Health

its. Communications, a marketing and advertising agency operating in Lebanon and the Arab region, has announced the opening of its two newest departments: its. Stories and its. Health, which will be dedicated respectively to TV production and health awareness services. its. Stories specializes in high-quality video production through web services, applications, smart phones and all


Climate Change — Climate Chance Banque Libano-Française — Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs Awards Ceremony for the Annual Climate Change Student Competition

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and Banque Libano-Française organized an award ceremony for the winners of the annual climate change competition that targeted AUB graduate students. The theme of the competition for the year 2017-2018 was “Climate Change and Land in the Middle East


Byblos Bank supports four local NGOs

 Beirut, 13 March 2018: Byblos Bank donated USD 50,000 to four Lebanese non-governmental organizations (NGO) during a ceremony held at Byblos Bank headquarters in Ashrafieh.  This donation is the result of an initiative carried out for the sixth year in a row, through which Byblos Bank’s Commercial Banking Division asks the suppliers of its end-year