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Circular published by BDL on new stimulus package. Interest rates slightly raised on productive sectors and some housing programs. News from Lebanon


The Central Bank (BDL) has launched a new stimulus program to subsidize housing loans and loans to the productive sectors.

BDL said in a new circular that it will subsidize up to $1 billion of loans this year. The loans denominated in lira t….
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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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Solidere pays out dividends despite losses. Better sales expected this year


Solidere will pay dividends of $35 million to its shareholders and expects greater property sales by the end of 2016.

In an announcement following its General Assembly meeting, held June 27, the real estate developer said that it will distrib….
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Banks now to fund speculative property deals. Ruling helps ease developers debt burden


The Central Bank (BDL) has issued a ruling that allow banks to provide loans to real estate companies that wish to purchase built properties to help alleviate the debt burden of some real estate developers.

The ruling allows real estate deve….
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