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Khalil looks to turn BSE into holding firm 

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil on Wednesday sent a letter to the Cabinet requesting that Beirut Stock Exchange be turned into a holding company to pave the way for an open capital market.

Khalil looks to turn BSE into holding firm 

Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil on Wednesday sent a letter to the Cabinet requesting that Beirut Stock Exchange be turned into a holding company to pave the way for an open capital market.

Saudis, Iran at odds over OPEC price forecasts

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are at odds with Iran and other OPEC members over whether the group should include oil-price forecasts in its long-term strategy report, according to three of the group’s delegates.

U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 pct in second quarter

U.S. banks’ earnings jumped 7.3 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier as revenues increased and the volume of soured loans banks had to write off fell to the lowest level since before the financial crisis.

Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the U.S. Open Tuesday.

Berto ‘on a mission’ to unseat Mayweather

Andre Berto will go into his welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas next week as a heavy underdog but also as a man “on a mission” as he bids to end his fellow American’s perfect 48-0 record.

More drama at Sagesse as president resigns 

Sagesse’s status as a top-flight team is once again mired in uncertainty after the current funding group led by businessman Georges Chalhoub decided to quit the club, resulting in the resignation of President Nadim Hakim.

Iran bars Barenboim because of Israeli citizenship

Iran has barred famed conductor Daniel Barenboim from entering the Islamic republic because of his Israeli citizenship, denting plans he had for a performance in Tehran, a news agency reported Sunday.

Gorillas not guerrillas: tourism hope in Congo

Tourists perch perilously on a volcano’s edge as swirling smoke belches from the fiery cauldron of lava below, the latest unlikely visitors holidaying in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.