Eric Knecht

UPDATE 1-Qatar's Commercial Bank expects to issue $500 mln bonds-CEO

08 Dec 2019

DOHA, Dec 8 Qatar's Commercial Bank expects to issue bonds worth $500 million in the first or second quarter of 2020, Chief Executive Joseph Abraham said on Sunday.

UPDATE 2-Lebanon appeals for import aid; France to hold meeting

06 Dec 2019

* New gov't needed to deal with crisis, secure support (Adds political context, latest exchange rate)

Oil trader IMMS sues Lebanon's BankMed for $1 billion - court filing

28 Nov 2019

LONDON/BEIRUT Oil trader IMMS has taken Lebanese bank BankMed to court in the U.S. state of New York, accusing it of failing to return $1 billion of its deposits when requested, according to court documents seen by Reuters.

Lebanon's Hariri says he does not want be PM

27 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday he did not want to be prime minister of a new government, putting the onus on adversaries including the Iran-backed group Hezbollah to find an alternative who can steer the country out of crisis.

Protests force Lebanese parliament to postpone session, banks reopen

19 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Protesters prevented Lebanon's parliament from holding its first session in two months on Tuesday, escalating a wave of demonstrations against rulers blamed for steering the country towards economic collapse. | Video

Lebanon to trial gasoline tender amid supply, price concerns

15 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Lebanon's energy ministry will trial a state tender for gasoline next month, caretaker energy minister Nada Boustani said on Friday, in an effort to stave off potential supply shortages brought on by the country's worsening economic conditions.

Ex-finance chief Safadi agrees to be put forward as Lebanon's PM

15 Nov 2019

BEIRUT Mohammad Safadi, a former finance minister, has agreed to be Lebanon's prime minister if he wins the support of leading parties, Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said on Friday.

In Lebanon's sweeping protests, hard-hit Tripoli sets the tempo

04 Nov 2019

TRIPOLI, Lebanon Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's resignation has failed to quell nationwide protests but nowhere have they proven more determined and more energetic than in the second biggest city, Tripoli, whose residents complain of decades of neglect.

Hezbollah: Lebanon's next government must heed protesters

01 Nov 2019

BEIRUT The Shi'ite group Hezbollah said on Friday a new Lebanese government must listen to the demands that fueled protests against the country's rulers and led Saad al-Hariri to quit as prime minister. | Video

RPT-At Lebanon shops, mills and petrol pumps, fears of supply crisis grow

31 Oct 2019

BEIRUT, Oct 30 When Yara Kabalan's weekly coffee delivery arrived at her Beirut minimarket on Tuesday against the backdrop of nationwide protests that have shut banks, it was not business as usual.

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