Falling shares in Europe and the U.S. are not expected to make a big difference to the Beirut bourse.
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Beirut Stock Exchange continued its downhill slide in 2015 as more investors shy away from the Lebanese stocks. According to figures released by the BSE, total trading volume reached 74,636,997 shares in 2015, constituting a decrease of 22.9 percent from 96,790,298 shares traded in 2014 . Banking stocks accounted for 89.1 percent of total trading volume in 2015, followed by real estate equities with 10.4 percent, industrial shares with 0.4 percent and trading stocks with 0.1 percent.Also, banking stocks represented 85.8 percent of the aggregate value of shares traded, followed by real estate equities with 13.4 percent and industrial stocks with 0.7 percent.
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