Author Archives: Michele Hobeika

Pfizer and BioNTech to Supply Lebanon with their BNT162b2 mRNA-based Vaccine Candidate to Combat COVID-19

Supply to be provided over the course of 2021, subject to necessary regulatory authorization Agreement is part of Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s global commitment to help address the COVID-19 pandemic Beirut, Lebanon and MAINZ, GERMANY, 18 January 2021 — Pfizer and BioNTech SE Today announced an agreement with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Lebanon to

BLOM BANK SAL Announces the Execution of an SPA in Relation to the Sale of its Stake in BLOM BANK Egypt SAE to Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.)

Beirut, Lebanon | 17 January 2021 – BLOM BANK SAL (“BLOM BANK”) and Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.) (“Bank ABC”) are pleased to announce that they have signed a definitive agreement on Friday 15 January 2021 whereby BLOM BANK SAL will sell its entire 99.4% stake in BLOM BANK Egypt SAE (“BLOM BANK Egypt”), its Egyptian

BLOM Lebanon PMI: Macro highlights – December 2020

Month of December marked a high manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the US which increased from 56.7 in November to 57.1 in December, the best reading since September 2014. The last month of the year witnessed candidate Joe Biden’s victory after the electoral college voted on Monday, which guaranteed more than the 270-vote threshold.

Statement Arope

In the midst of the chaotic situation that Insurance companies are exposed to in relation to the unfortunate Beirut Blast, it matters to AROPE Insurance S.A.L. to declare that the company takes no advantage of such national disaster to promote its position, and market its image. Out of respect to our clients, we will not

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Levant Young Talents Program honors 6 Exceptional Female Scientists

Beirut, December 3rd, 2020: For the 7th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Levant Young Talents Program, L’Oréal Levant, in partnership with the National Council for Scientific Research Lebanon (CNRS-Lebanon), hosted an online event to announce the recipients of the 2020 edition and foster the distinction of promising female scientists for their contribution

L’Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women In Science’ Levant Young Talents Program Region honors 6 Arab Female Scientists

L’Oréal Levant and the National Council for Scientific Research-Lebanon (NCSR) announced December 2nd as the date for celebrating L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women In Science” Young Talents Program for the Levant region. The 7th edition will be exceptionally hosted online this year, on both Facebook & YouTube. 6 women from Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Jordan were

CMA CGM and Total Complete World’s Largest Liquefied Natural Gas Bunkering Operation at Port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam, 16 November 2020 – The CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE, the world’s largest containership powered by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has completed her first LNG bunkering with Total’s LNG bunker vessel, the Gas Agility, on November 13th, 2020 at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 23,000 TEU[1] containership received around 17,300 m3 of

Webinar – Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS) – Lebanon organized a webinar entitled “Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” on November 11, 2020.   Professor Bassem Kaissi (VP for International Affairs at MUBS and National Project coordinator of the Elegant Project) highlighted in his opening speech that the scale and the surge in attention