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European Bank Considering Expansion Into MENA

Despite the recent and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering expanding their business into the area. Bank Seeks Expansion into Middle East At present the bank supports projects in Eastern Europe and the former states of the Soviet Union, but yesterday they… Continue Reading

Lebanese Banks get Bad Credit Rating Due To Government Collapse

Last Week, the Lebanese government fell after 11 ministers with Hezbollah leanings, resigned. Lebanon’s banks receive negative credit since Lebanon’s economic forecast for 2011 will fall with the Hariri government’s fall. Whether or not violence erupts, the joint factors of less economic growth together with market uncertainties would negatively affect Lebanese banks. Lebanese banks would… Continue Reading

Meeting To Spur Inter-GCC Investment

In order to spur investment and trade among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries, the heads of state of Gulf oil producers have decided to end restrictions on local company operations. This is part of the development of a common market. The leaders of the six-nation GCC countries agreed upon plans to allow national companies… Continue Reading