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Lebanon's Consumer Confidence Index drops in May, June

Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index improved ... Byblos Bank/AUB  Consumer Confidence Index improved marginally in January and February, picked up pace ... by 16.5 percent from the second half of 2013,” the report said. Nassib Ghobril, chief economist ...

27/08/2014 - 12:55 - comment 0

Consumer confidence falls off a cliff in Lebanon

of Lebanese consumers during the second half of 2012,” Byblos Bank’s chief economist Nassib Ghobril ... to a near record low in the second half of 2012, according to the Byblos Bank-American University ... in the second half of 2012, according to the Byblos Bank-American University of Beirut Consumer Confidence Index ...

10/04/2013 - 09:45 - comment 0

Is Lebanon's banking sector shrinking?

lenders. Nassib Ghobril, the head of research at Byblos Bank, said some of the foreign-owned banks ... and ability to compete with the big players,” Ghobril said. The 10 leading Lebanese banks control 80 ... banking sectors is perhaps leading to a consolidation within Lebanon's banking sector. ...

16/01/2014 - 11:10 - comment 0

Lebanese banks suffering contractions

political and security situation,” Nassib Ghobril, chief economist at Byblos Bank, told The Daily Star. ... percent increase in net loans, the loan portfolios of Byblos, BLOM, Bank of Beirut and BEMO contracted ... will negatively impact the profitability of Lebanese banks in the second half of 2013. ...

07/08/2013 - 12:56 - comment 0

Lebanese lenders to see quieter 2013

locally and abroad is hindering the banks’ lending opportunities,” Nassib Ghobril, head of Byblos Bank’s ... bankers said. Banks listed on the Beirut stock exchange – namely Audi, BLOM, Byblos, Bank of Beirut ... according to the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index, which reached its lowest point on a monthly ...

08/01/2013 - 13:10 - comment 0

Lebanon banks’ 2012 growth hinges on regional changes

Nassib Ghobril, head of Economic Research at Byblos Bank, said that he expected the same trend of slow ... of profits, Ghobril said. “Overall, the profits of Lebanese banks from branches abroad are not sizable,” he added. Ghobril said that Lebanese banks operating in Syria would continue to see a decline in their assets ...

29/12/2011 - 10:20 - comment 0

Labor Pains: Lebanese economy suffering more contractions

in addition to the weakening domestic economic activity” said Chief Economist at Byblos Bank Nassib Ghobril ... across the board, he said. Ghobril also believes the banking sector remains resilient particularly ... the situation here, it simply goes elsewhere,” Ghobril said. Jihad Azour, a former finance minister, told ...

04/07/2013 - 11:31 - comment 0

Lebanon's Central Bank aims to real estate market

of economic research at  Byblos Bank  Nassib Ghobril told The Daily Star that some developers might be short ... Lebanon's Central Bank is aiming to boost ... ad by Bank Audi . “Here comes the new housing loan you’ve long waited for! 2.5 percent interest ...

05/02/2013 - 12:18 - comment 0

Mergers, capital hike key to bolstering insurance sector

to the client.” Despite tough times, consumers should not view insurance “as a luxury,” Khoueiss said. Byblos Bank chief economist Nassib Ghobril noted the increased competition in the industry resulting from a tighter economy ... of political and security factors as reflected by the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index, households ...

13/06/2012 - 08:10 - comment 0

Lebanon crisis management: Watch Europe and learn, advises economic seminar by liberal Germans

to the European crisis has failed. Borrowing massively to create jobs has failed,” said Nassib Ghobril, chief economist and head of research and analysis at Byblos Bank. “The EU’s response of coordinated lending ... 139 percent of GDP,” said the Byblos Bank analyst, who fears that if Lebanon continues on its path ...

04/11/2012 - 13:41 - comment 0