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Lebanon's Consumer Confidence Index drops in May, June

by 16.5 percent from the second half of 2013,” the report said. Nassib Ghobril, chief economist ... during the first half of 2014.” Ghobril also noted that “the repeated failure of the Lebanese ...

27/08/2014 - 11:55 - 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 ... uncertainties, especially in the absence of a plan to stimulate growth,” Ghobril said.   ...

10/04/2013 - 08:45 - comment 0

Capital inflows coming to the rescue of the Lebanese economy? yes and no

Hezbollah, which is branded as a terrorist group by Washington. Nassib Ghobril, the head of research ... basis, then this amount will reach $1,800 a year for each individual living in the country,” Ghobril ... to some extent,” Ghobril added. Nearly 60 percent of the inflow originates from the oil-rich Gulf ...

24/09/2013 - 11:30 - 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 ... the situation here, it simply goes elsewhere,” Ghobril said. Jihad Azour, a former finance minister, told ... across the board, he said. Ghobril also believes the banking sector remains resilient particularly ...

04/07/2013 - 10:31 - 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 ... Only Greece has a higher debt than Lebanon,” Ghobril said. “There’s no excuse to have debt that’s ... benefiting from stability of Lebanon’s banking sector,” Ghobril said. Still, of all the EU countries, ...

04/11/2012 - 12:41 - comment 0

The Eurozone crisis is creeping up on Lebanon's shores

Borrowing massively to create jobs has failed," said Nassib Ghobril, chief economist and head ... in Lebanon. Only Greece has a higher debt than Lebanon," Ghobril said. "There's no excuse ... banking sector," Ghobril said. Still, of all the EU countries, Greece demonstrated the most ...

31/10/2012 - 11:02 - 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 ...

16/01/2014 - 10:10 - 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 ... and Syria remains the same,” Ghobril said. For the first nine months of 2011, assets, deposits ... growth compared to the 11 percent growth in 2010 and 22 percent in 2009. Ghobril’s viewpoint on 2012 ...

29/12/2011 - 09:20 - comment 0

Mergers, capital hike key to bolstering insurance sector

economist Nassib Ghobril noted the increased competition in the industry resulting from a tighter economy ... pie,” Ghobril said. “What is [even] more alarming is that economic prospects do not look promising for this year. So the outlook for the sector is affected as a result.” The other key challenge Ghobril noted ...

13/06/2012 - 07:10 - comment 0

Lebanese banks suffering contractions

political and security situation,” Nassib Ghobril, chief economist at Byblos Bank, told The Daily Star. ... and spending less, fearing increasing layoffs and gloomy job prospects.” Ghobril warned that growth ...

07/08/2013 - 11:56 - comment 0