Lebanon Finance News

Dedicated to economic and business news on Lebanon, managed by the team of Lebanon Opportunities.


May 2017

Solidere to delist its GDRs from London Stock Exchange. Listing costs outweigh low trading volumes


Solidere said it has asked to delist its Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) effective June 29, 2017, due to low trading volumes.

Given the GDRs limited liquidity, the costs and administrative burdens are di….
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Emirati Mohamad Alabbar acquires large stake in MEVP. Non-controlling share is less than 50 percent


Emirati Mohamad Alabbar, founder of Emaar Properties, has acquired a stake in Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP). Alabbar’s acquisition is just under 50 percent.

“Alabbar had been looking for a VC partner who knows the technology ecosystem ….
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470 financial crimes reported Special Investigation Comm.. Cases of terrorism financing up 70 percent


The Central Bank’s Special Investigation Commission (SIC) said it received 470 cases related to financial crimes last year, up nine percent compared with 2015.

The number of crimes reported by local sources totaled 363. The remaining 107 case….
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