Fransabank. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanon's capital inflows in the first six months of 2015 shrunk by 33.1 percent to $5.9 billion compared to the same period of 2014, a report by Fransabank said.The report noted that the Lebanese economy recorded a better performance in some economic indicators, namely: it witnessed an increase in the number of tourists (3.18 percent from H1 2014, and 23.1 percent from Q1 2015); the number of passengers at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport (6.5 percent from H1 2014, and 9.3 percent from Q1 2015); the hotel occupancy rate (6 percent from H1 2014, and 14 percent from Q1 2015); and small- and medium-sized enterprises loan size (11.12 percent from H1 2014, and 6.65 percent from Q1 2015).But the Lebanese economy has also witnessed a slowdown in some economic indicators in the first half of 2015, as compared to the same period of last year.
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