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Misery loves company? Lebanese banks announce their intention to pursue Iraq's banking sector

 in Lebanon, Francois Bassil, said Friday. Speaking to the participants at a Lebanese-Iraqi banking conference that began Friday at the Movenpick in Beirut, Bassil said the Lebanese banks operating ... to the Iraqi market to serve new clients,” Bassil said. There are seven Lebanese banks operating in Iraq, ...

27/04/2014 - 04:00 - comment 0

Kerry meets with Lebanese FM in Paris

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Paris Monday. Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed Lebanon's role in combating the growing ... Bassil and Kerry, who met for 25 minutes in the French Foreign Ministry in Paris, also spoke about ...

15/09/2014 - 15:52 - comment 0

Lenders leery of Lebanese banks losses

Byblos Bank chairman François Bassil expects the combined net profits of the Lebanese banking sector ... François Bassil expects the combined net profits of the Lebanese banking sector to plunge by 5-10 percent ... and political situation continue to deteriorate,” Bassil told The Daily Star Monday in an interview ...

17/07/2012 - 10:10 - comment 0

Lebanon in severe profit loss if political instability persists

unchanged,” Francois Bassil told The Daily Star in an interview. “The failure of politicians to form a Cabinet ... the period, down from $141.12 million in the same quarter of 2012. Bassil feared GDP growth in 2013 could ... stressed that there was not a single positive sign in the country. Bassil called on politicians to cast ...

30/07/2013 - 15:12 - comment 0

Will Lebanon's $800 million stimulus actually revitalize the country's economy?

and regionally.” The president of the Association of Banks, Francois Bassil, who hailed Salameh’s long-standing ... the formation of the Cabinet,” Bassil said. He said among the pressing issues which the future Cabinet ... and revitalizing all the public departments. Bassil also warned of grave consequences for the economy if Arab ...

14/11/2013 - 09:06 - comment 0

Hariri and Rai to talk presidential impasse in Rome

meeting with Rai comes a week after Hariri held talks with French President Francois Hollande in Paris ... Minister Gebran Bassil Saturday, “Kerry expressed his appreciation for what Lebanon is doing in its war against terrorism and thanked Minister Bassil for participating in the international effort ...

13/10/2014 - 19:00 - comment 0

U.S. queries Syrian deposits in Lebanon

worth less than $550 million. The chairman of Byblos Bank François Bassil echoed the same views ... by the Syrian authorities,” Bassil said. However, Bassil said that Syrian authorities have agreed to raise ... shrinks dramatically. Bassil admitted that the events in Syria had a negative impact on the Lebanese ...

27/09/2011 - 17:01 - comment 0

Lebanese banks won't lend government any more cash

to carry out needed reforms and cut waste?” chairman of  Byblos Bank  François Bassil told The Daily ... the paper. But Bassil did not share this view, repeating that the Central Bank had huge foreign currency ... departments lack qualified people who will carry out these reforms,” Bassil explained. For his part, ...

03/04/2013 - 09:18 - comment 0

Lebanon’s banking news

chairman Francois Bassil said the agreement falls within the bank’s strategy to find medium and long-term ...

15/08/2010 - 16:11 - comment 0

Lebanese banks planning Cypriot pull-out

in Cyprus,” the chairman of Byblos Bank François Bassil told The Daily Star. Bassil was one of several ... that the Cypriot crisis will not have any major negative impact on them. Bassil said Byblos Bank’s branch ... situation to encourage investors to bring their money to Lebanon,” Bassil said. He added that Lebanese ...

31/03/2013 - 09:47 - comment 0