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  1. When Ramzi Rizk saw a photo opportunityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | The Daily Star

    This is the third in a series of articles about Lebanese entrepreneurs who took part in the Central Bank's Accelerate 2014 International Startup Conference. BEIRUT: Ramzi Rizk has two main passions: photography and coding.

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  2. Internet woes take center stage at AccelerateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Daily Star

    Lebanese had trouble with accessing some parts of the Internet since Wednesday, with many reporting outages via their social media accounts. BEIRUT: Lebanon's slow Internet connection speed was a focal point of discussion at the Central Bank's Accelerate 2014 Conference at Forum de Beyrouth Friday.

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  3. Lebanese pound resilient amid Syrian refugee crisis: SalamehRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during a press conference at the bank's headquarters, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. BEIRUT: Lebanon's currency has remained stable despite the Syrian refugee crisis, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said in televised remarks Friday.

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  4. Lebanese entrepreneursshare recipes for successRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Daily Star

    The Central Bank is attempting to bring household debt servicing down to more manageable levels. Four successful Lebanese expatriates debated their recipes for success during a panel discussion at the Central Bank's Accelerate 2014 conference at Forum De Beyrouth.

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  5. Arduous road leads Lebanese inventor to success in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Mark Haidar's path to success was more difficult than that of many tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. In 2006, Haidar, an engineering graduate at the time, received a visa to complete his master's in the U.S., but three days later Israel's summer war on Lebanon broke out.

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  6. Fletcher unveils U.K.-Lebanon technology hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Daily Star

    From right, Fletcher, Salameh, Bassil and Choukeir attend a conference in Beirut, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. BEIRUT: British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher unveiled a plan Thursday initiated by the British Embassy to support a U.K.-Lebanon technology "hub," a private sector initiative to be launched in January 2015 with the support of Lebanon's Central Bank.

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  7. Invest your liquidity wisely, Salameh tells Arab banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Commercial and investment banks have to adapt to a new reality which requires them to absorb higher liquidity faster while being effective in their investments to avoid risks, Riad Salameh, Lebanon's Central Bank governor, told Arab bankers Thursday. Salameh was speaking at the Annual Union of Arab Banks conference held in Beirut and attended by Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

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  8. Beit Misk's $1 billion megaproject on trackRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: The chairman and developer of the $1 billion Beit Misk residential project is determined to complete the remaining phases of the commercial plan despite the sporadic security incidents and political stalemate in the country. "We have completed 20 percent of the residential project and sold most of the apartments and villas we built.

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  9. Lebanon's big lenders register slightly better results in Q3Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: The profits of Lebanon's 14 largest banks have risen in the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period of last year despite the economic slowdown and tense situation in the region. According to a report issued Monday by Bankdata Financial Services, the net consolidated income of the Alpha group of Lebanon-based banks has jumped by 4.4 percent overall and 2.7 percent domestically compared to the same period of 2013.

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  10. Pharaon & Chiha upbeat on acquisitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: Banque Pharaon & Chiha remained upbeat about the prospects of getting Central Bank approval for the bank's acquisition by Lebanese-based ZR Holding, despite reports that the request has been rejected. "We expect the Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh to give the approval of for the acquisition request before the end of this year," an insider told The Daily Star.

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  11. Tax data demand risk to bank secrecyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - Salameh is in Washington for an annual meeting of World Bank and IMF officials. BEIRUT: A leading banker warned Thursday that some of the proposed laws on the exchange of tax information could pose a challenge to Lebanon's banking secrecy law.

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  12. U.S. tightens screws on financial institutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Daily Star

    Secretary General of Arab Banks Association Wissam H. Fattouh attends a conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. BEIRUT: Some of the Lebanese financial institutions that operate outside of the proper legal framework may be targeted by the United States unless they reorganize themselves and coordinate with the Central Bank, the secretary-general of the Union of Arab Banks said Friday.

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  13. Central Bank moves to get loans under controlRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | The Daily Star

    The Central Bank is attempting to bring household debt servicing down to more manageable levels. BEIRUT: A relatively high ratio of household debt to disposable personal income amid an economic slowdown prompted Lebanon's Central Bank last August to tighten requirements for retail loans.

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  14. Lebanese Central Bank plans $1B stimulus for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - Central Bank governor Riad Salameh speaks during an interview in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.

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  15. ZR to acquire Banque Pharaon & ChihaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: ZR Holding has agreed to buy an 80-percent stake in Banque Pharaon & Chiha for close to $90 million, pending final approval from the Central Bank. The vice president of the bank's board of directors Marwan Iskander confirmed the deal with ZR Holding, which is owned by brothers Raymond and Teddy Rahmeh.

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  16. Salameh rules out mergers among top banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh during a press conference at the bank's headquarters, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. BEIRUT: Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh voiced his full support Tuesday for bank consolidation in Lebanon, provided that there were no mergers or acquisitions among the country's 11 leading lenders.

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  17. IMF 'satisfied' with Lebanon performance: SalamehRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - Salameh is in Washington for an annual meeting of World Bank and IMF officials. BEIRUT: The International Monetary Fund is satisfied with Lebanon's economic policies, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh said Monday during a visit to Washington.

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  18. BLOM Bank strengthens regional presenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | The Daily Star

    BEIRUT: BLOM Bank, one of the largest banks in Lebanon, plans to strengthen its presence in some of the regional markets as part of efforts to diversify its revenues and reduce dependance on Lebanese market, the bank's chairman and general manager said. "Horizontal expansion is an important component of BLOM's strategy, but we tend to pursue it in an orderly and measured way - the 'BLOM Way.'

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  19. Parliament to approve VAT increase to finance wage hikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2014 | The Daily Star

    Speaker Nabih Berri heads a meeting to discuss the agenda for the next Parliament meeting in Beirut, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

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  20. Lebanon loan penetration first in Arab worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | The Daily Star

    File - People stand in front of the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. BEIRUT: Figures issued by the International Monetary Fund show that there were 299 borrowers per 1,000 adults at commercial banks in Lebanon at the end of 2013, constituting a decrease of 4.7 percent from 313.5 borrowers per 1,000 adults in 2012 and compared to 200 borrowers per 1,000 adults in 2006.

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