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Byblos

(bĭb`ləs), ancient city, Phoenicia, a port 17 mi (27 km) NNE of modern Beirut, Lebanon. The principal city of Phoenicia during the 2d millennium B.C., it long retained importance as an active port under the Persians. Byblos was the chief center of the worship of Adonis. Because of its papyruses, it was also the source of the Greek word for book and, hence, of the name of the Bible. Excavations of Byblos, especially since 1922, have shown that trade existed between Byblos and Egypt as early as c.2800 B.C. A syllabic script found at Byblos dates from the 18th to the 15th cent. B.C.
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Scannapieco reiterated the importance of supporting SMEs, "The EIB is again joining forces with Byblos Bank in an effort to provide a significant contribution to SMEs and mid-caps-the drivers of the economy," he explained.
The Byblos festival springs to life Monday July 3 with American pop legend Sean Paul, performing his unique blend of dance and rhythm and blues hits.
Concerning the touristic seaport of Byblos, he concluded by announcing that he is "ready to study such a possibility and take the necessary measures for launching this kind of project.
Byblos has a structurally low NIM, which partly reflects a higher share of local currency business and lower interest rate mismatching.
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IFC, the private sector arm of World Bank Group, will hold a stake of eight percent in Byblos Bank after the capital injection while Byblos Invest will use the entire proceeds of the share sale to subscribe to the capital raise.
Discussions tackled needs and general issues of Byblos region.
Byblos Bank kept up with its conservative lending policy, along with its strategy of high liquidity as devised by its Board of Directors.
This includes personalized expert mentoring under award-winning Lebanese photographer Serge Najjar, for his first solo exhibition," the BBAP press release disclosed, "hosting of the event at Byblos Bank Headquarters, and generous promotion through both a personal [catalogue] and a dedicated media campaign.
The bank's principal shareholder, Byblos Invest Holding SA of Luxembourg, has entered the share purchase agreement with IFC.
The results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index for the first quarter of 2017 show that female consumers had a higher level of confidence than their male counterparts, and consumers in the 40 to 49 year-old bracket posted the highest confidence level relative to citizens in other age brackets during the covered quarter.
Byblos Bank said the new index was a result of questions posed to Lebanese consumers.