Banque Libano-Francaise (BLF) hosted, in partnership with the "Economic and Capital Markets Research Center" (ECMRC) of the University of Balamand, a conference on "US Elections: the Victory of Populism".

Business journalists attended the conference that took place on December 7, 2016 at state of the art "The Floor" premises that gathers BLF Capital Markets, Treasury and Private Banking teams, as well as the Dealing Room and Libano-Francaise Finance (LFF).

Father Paul Douaihy, Director of the ECMRC, shed light on populism "which is being seen in the United States and across Europe as an anti-establishment vote fueled by economic, social and cultural problems".

In 2007, BLF and the ECMRC had signed a cooperation agreement whereby the Bank finances the Center's financial market research, analyses and studies. On the other hand, the Center initiates students on economy and capital markets and issues daily, weekly and monthly economic reports.


About Banque Libano-Francaise:

Banque Libano-Francaise is one of the leading banks in Lebanon established in 1967. While it has historically been a commercial bank, the Bank has diversified its activities and currently provides banking services in five principal areas: commercial banking, retail banking, investment banking, private banking and correspondent banking.

Banque Libano-Francaise operates today in Lebanon through a network of 56 branches in addition to 156 ATMs.

The international footprint of BLF Group includes subsidiaries in France and Cyprus (Banque SBA), Switzerland (LF Finance Suisse), Syria (Bank Al-Sharq), Representative Offices in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and Nigeria (Lagos), and a branch in Iraq (Baghdad).

Source: National News Agency