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LG Elec­tron­ics and SEALCO ran, on the 25th of Novem­ber 2014, a se­ries of train­ing work­shops at SEALCO’s train­ing fa­cil­ity un­der the LG AC Academy, the re­gion’s only ded­i­cated air con­di­tion­ing academy.

LG Elec­tron­ics an­nounced the ap­point­ment of new ex­ec­u­tives to lead the LG Home En­ter­tain­ment and LG Mo­bile Com­mu­ni­ca­tions com­pa­nies and the merger of its Home Ap­pli­ance and Air Con­di­tion­ing & En­ergy So­lu­tion busi­ness units to cre­ate a con­sol­i­dated LG Home Ap­pli­ance & Air So­lu­tion Com­pany.

The Nis­san Ti­ida has won ‘Best Hatch­back of the year’ in the ‘Mid­dle East Car of the Year’ awards, bring­ing an­other pres­ti­gious tro­phy to the Ja­panese au­tomaker’s show­case.

Ev­ery Air France KLM-Banque Libano Fran­caise Visa card­holder who used their card for a min­i­mum pur­chase of $2000 in Le­banon or abroad be­tween De­cem­ber 1, 2014, and Jan­uary 1, 2015, got 2000 ad­di­tional Fly­ing Blue Bonus Miles.

Gar­gour Au­to­mo­tive show­room in Dora kicked off the hol­i­day sea­son with a very fes­tive and green in­stal­la­tion out­side the fa­cil­ity dec­o­rated with used accesories from their own work­shops and body shop.

As part of its com­mit­ment to the Le­banese com­mu­nity, ABC has ini­ti­ated a food safety cam­paign that in­cluded a se­ries of au­dit­ing mea­sures con­ducted on all food & bev­er­age out­lets op­er­at­ing in both Ashrafieh and Dbayeh branches.

Adi­das has un­veiled a new pair of boots to cel­e­brate the child­hood of Leo Messi and in­spired by Leo’s up­bring­ing in Rosario, Ar­gentina.

Le Royal Ho­tel held a sur­prise VIP din­ner for Nadhmi Auchi, the chair of Gen­eral Mediter­ranean Hold­ing, which Le Royal Ho­tels & Re­sorts falls un­der, at Le Royal Beirut in honor of his new ti­tle.

Low-carb brand An­nette held a live cooking work­shop at Kitchen Lab to in­tro­duce its range of prod­ucts and their in­cor­po­ra­tion into daily di­ets show­cas­ing that there is no need to sac­ri­fice taste for health.

A novel 2-mg in­jec­tion has been ap­proved for use against di­a­betic mac­u­lar edema in Le­banon — which now joins more than 30 coun­tries where Bayer Health­Care’s Afliber­cept is avail­able for man­age­ment of the dis­ease.

Saad & Trad, the ex­clu­sive dealer of Au­to­mo­bili Lam­borgh­ini in Le­banon, or­ga­nized a ride and drive event on the 7th of De­cem­ber.

As part of the “alfa 4-Life” CSR pro­gram, alfa marked the hol­i­day month through the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of SOS Chil­dren’s Vil­lages, which was held this year at the UNESCO Palace.

To­tal Liban re­cently in­vited the me­dia to two sport­ing events in or­der to high­light the cul­ture of rugby. To­tal Liban sup­ports the LRUF by spon­sor­ing the Beirut Phoeni­cians team and the Rugby Cham­pi­onship: “To­tal Le­banese Rugby Club Cham­pi­onship”.

Lead­ing luxury au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­turer Jaguar Land Rover has re­vealed that it has clenched two pres­ti­gious au­to­mo­tive prizes at the 2014 Mid­dle East Car of the Year Awards.

SANAD, the Home Hospice Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Le­banon, brought Ira­nian– Amer­i­can co­me­dian Maz Jo­brani back to Beirut for an un­for­get­table night of laugh­ter at Fo­rum de Bey­routh on De­cem­ber 14, 2014.

Global travel tech­nol­ogy com­pany Sabre has an­nounced the next step in de­vel­op­ing travel ser­vices that work across a num­ber of wear­able de­vices, in­clud­ing smart­watches and Google Glass.

Banque Libano-Française won the “Driv­ing Fi­nan­cial In­clu­sion” award from MasterCard dur­ing the MasterCard In­no­va­tion Fo­rum 2014.

Le­banon’s clas­si­cal pi­anist Elio Kal­lassi, along with the re­mark­able Le­banese Tenor Edgard Aoun, joined to­gether to per­form “Eclec­tic”, a first of its kind col­lab­o­ra­tion that de­rives style from a broad range of sources.

Ray­mond Audi, gen­eral manager of Bank Audi and the Audi Foun­da­tion, re­ceived the “Banker of the Year Award for Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice to Arab Bank­ing” at the an­nual gala din­ner of the Arab Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion, held in the Ju­mairah Carl­ton Tower Ho­tel in Lon­don’s Knights­bridge.

As part of Global En­trepreneur­ship Week, dozens of SMEs and in­dus­try lead­ers gath­ered at Beirut Dig­i­tal Dis­trict for IG­NITE, where en­trepreneurs pitched their prod­ucts and dis­cussed com­mer­cial deals with C-suite rep­re­sen­ta­tives from large cor­po­ra­tions.

Pep­siCo cel­e­brated the com­ple­tion of its ninth year of the Saad Ab­dul Latif To­mooh pro­gram for uni­ver­sity grants in part­ner­ship with NGO Ajialouna.

For this year’s Hu­man Rights Day, the United Na­tions, man­i­fested by Live Le­banon — a UNDP ini­tia­tive — and UNIC-Beirut, joined hands with NGO IDRAAC and Le­banese pop star Ramy Ay­ach for a fundrais­ing gala din­ner.

Dur­ing his visit to Ham­burg, Ger­many, on Novem­ber 25, 2014, Jac­ques R. Saadé an­nounced the ac­qui­si­tion of the Ger­man com­pany OPDR.

BMW Group Mid­dle East has con­tin­ued its ex­po­nen­tial growth over the first three quar­ters of 2014, reg­is­ter­ing a sales in­crease of 21 per­cent and de­liv­er­ing 22,786 BMW and MINI cars to cus­tomers across 12 Mid­dle East mar­kets.

The CMA CGM Cor­po­rate Foun­da­tion for Chil­dren has awarded eight Le­banese and French as­so­ci­a­tions whose projects are aimed at im­prov­ing the daily lives of 2,500 ill chil­dren and vic­tims of trauma.

On the oc­ca­sion of World Lung Can­cer Aware­ness month in Novem­ber 2014, on­col­o­gists in Le­banon and Boehringer In­gel­heim have urged peo­ple to un­der­stand lung can­cer.

Visa has part­nered with in­ter­na­tional ship­ping plat­form and shop­ping fa­cil­i­ta­tor ship­now2.me to en­able Visa card­hold­ers in the Mid­dle East to shop at thou­sands of U.S. e-tail­ers that do not ship in­ter­na­tion­ally.

Sup­ported by touch, the Le­banese Wel­fare As­so­ci­a­tion for the Hand­i­capped in­au­gu­rated the touch elec­tro neu­ro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal di­ag­nos­tic clinic in the Nabih Berri Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Com­pound in Sarafand, South Le­banon.

The Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Jbail in­au­gu­rated, in co­op­er­a­tion with By­b­los Bank, the 2014 Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tion dur­ing a cer­e­mony held in the Ro­man Street.

Chou­cair Group opened a 4,000 square me­ter, three floor show­room in Sin el Fil, dis­play­ing ce­ram­ics tiles, mar­ble, quartz, co­rian, mo­saic, san­i­tary ware and ac­ces­sories.

Stella McCart­ney launched the White Rib­bon cam­paign in part­ner­ship with the Ker­ing Cor­po­rate Foun­da­tion, sup­port­ing the elim­i­na­tion of vi­o­lence against women.

The Dubai Mall wel­comed more than one mil­lion vis­i­tors dur­ing the three day Vogue Fash­ion Dubai Ex­pe­ri­ence, which at­tracted the world’s lead­ing names in fash­ion.

Epilepsy fea­tured promi­nently at the sixth Le­banese So­ci­ety of Neu­rol­ogy In­ter­na­tional Congress, with the in­tro­duc­tion of la­cosamide, a drug com­mer­cial­ized as Vim­pat.

Of­ficine Pan­erai launched a new watch, Lu­mi­nor 1950 Fly­back Chrono­graph 3 Days Chrono Fly­back Au­to­matic Ceramica, in which the clas­sic qual­ity of the de­sign is in­te­grated with the so­phis­ti­ca­tion of the P.9100 man­u­fac­ture chrono­graph move­ment and with thetech­ni­cal qual­ity and de­sign of the black ce­ramic case.

LG Elec­tron­ics un­veiled its new 4K mon­i­tor (model 31MU97) for global roll­out start­ing the last week of Novem­ber 2014.

Memac Ogilvy has an­nounced the ap­point­ment of multi-award win­ning cre­ative tal­ent Paul Shearer as the group’s new Chief Cre­ative Of­fi­cer.

Princess Camilla de Bour­bon des Deux Si­ciles looked el­e­gant at Monaco’s Na­tional Day, wear­ing a cus­tom made aubergine dress and coat de­signed for her by Ge­orges Chakra.

Grand Cine­mas launched its lat­est ad­di­tion to the con­ces­sions se­lec­tions, “AIR Pop­corn”, a low fat and oil free pop­corn that pops out on heated air only.

Nivea Men gave men the se­cret tools to cel­e­brate their Movem­ber suc­cess with the Nivea Men Orig­i­nals skin care range guar­an­tee­ing the best shave.

Down­town Beirut ri­valed the world’s fash­ion cap­i­tals with the ex­clu­sive MasterCard Aïshti Fash­ion Ex­pe­ri­ence Beirut 2014 in Novem­ber.

Ford Mo­tor Com­pany, un­der­scor­ing its grow­ing am­bi­tions in the Mid­dle East and Africa, in­tro­duced the all­new Mus­tang at the Burj Khal­ifa in Dubai.

L’Of­fi­ciel-Le­vant and A mag­a­zine played host to twelve emerg­ing de­sign­ers dur­ing a week­long cel­e­bra­tion of lo­cal tal­ent ti­tled Beirut’s Nou­velle Vague dur­ing mid Novem­ber.

Tamer Frères had the plea­sure to an­nounce the grand open­ing of its new Aude­mars Piguet bou­tique in down­town Beirut, Banks Street on De­cem­ber 15, 2014.

Beirut based M1 Re­tail Con­cepts Le­banon, part of M1 Group, of­fi­cially opened the first branch of The White Com­pany on Novem­ber 17, 2014, in Beirut City Cen­ter.

Lux­u­ri­ous award win­ning prod­ucts from GROHE will be in­stalled within Plus Tow­ers, Beirut’s new­est ed­i­fice, de­vel­oped by Plus Prop­er­ties.

The Le­banese Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion is in­cor­po­rat­ing nu­tri­tion aware­ness into its Health Ed­u­ca­tion Unit’s cur­ricu­lum through the full adop­tion of the “Nestlé Healthy Kids Pro­gram — Ajyal Sal­ima”.

In a coun­try where road ac­ci­dents con­tinue to in­crease due to ex­ces­sive drink­ing and drugged driv­ing, Al­maza part­nered with NGO Kun­hadi to raise aware­ness about re­spon­si­ble drink­ing.

Hellofood, the on­line food order­ing plat­form, has of­fi­cially launched its ap­pli­ca­tion in Le­banon with a cer­e­mony at the Golden Tulip ho­tel in Hamra.

The de­par­ture of Jac­ques Sou­plet, MD of To­tal Liban, was marked by an evening of cel­e­bra­tion on Novem­ber 14, 2014, at the Résidence des Pins, where a trib­ute was paid to the per­son who man­aged To­tal Liban for five years.

Sidel, a global provider of liq­uid pack­ag­ing so­lu­tions, an­nounced that Tan­nourine Wa­ter will have its pro­duc­tion ca­pac­ity in­creased, af­ter in­stalling a Sidel Ma­trix Combi wa­ter line with a ca­pac­ity of 31,500 bot­tles per hour.

The com­pany Green Cedar Le­banon, rep­re­sented by Pas­cale Choueiry Saad and Lara Hanna Debs, or­ga­nized a unique event that aimed to “Demon­strate our un­con­di­tional love and sup­port to the Le­banese Army.”

LG Elec­tron­ics and Google have en­tered into a long term patent crossli­cens­ing agree­ment cov­er­ing a broad range of prod­ucts and tech­nolo­gies.

The sec­ond edi­tion of Foodex Saudi was in­au­gu­rated in mid Novem­ber 2014 by Prince Khalid bin Saud bin Khalid bin Turki Al Saud, deputy chair of the Me­te­o­rol­ogy and En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Tech­ni­cal Af­fairs of­fice.

All-in­clu­sive off­shore so­lu­tions provider Le­banon Off­shore and au­dit­ing and con­sult­ing firm Ma­j­zoub & Part­ners CPAs-Nexia In­ter­na­tional or­ga­nized a con­fer­ence ti­tled “Why is it so dif­fi­cult for Le­banese off­shore com­pa­nies to open a bank ac­count in Le­banon?” on Novem­ber 14, 2014, in Beirut.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of their first in­stall­ment Guil­laume à Bey­routh, Nancy Gabriel and Guil­laume Ex­coffier pre­miered their eclec­tic mix of col­lec­tor pieces at this year’s Guil­laume à Bey­routh Part 2, from Novem­ber 25 un­til De­cem­ber 20, 2014.

Nis­san Mid­dle East has set a new Guin­ness World Records ti­tle for the long­est twin ve­hi­cle drift­ing where two Nis­san Z cars drifted around a track at the same time with­out stop­ping for 28.52 kilo­me­tres.

Zurich In­sur­ance Mid­dle East has reaf­firmed its com­mit­ment to the Le­banese in­sur­ance mar­ket fol­low­ing

con­cerns that the global in­surer was to close its op­er­a­tions in Le­banon.

Azadea Group has won the MENAFA Award for the Best MENA Multi-Brand Op­er­a­tor, pre­sented on the sides of the Fran­chise Expo at the Jumeirah Beach Ho­tel Con­ven­tion Cen­tre in Dubai.

Hodema con­sult­ing ser­vices, a leader in Le­banon in terms of hos­pi­tal­ity, re­tail and real es­tate con­sul­tancy with its head­quar­ters in Beirut and cov­er­ing the Mid­dle East and Africa re­gions, or­ga­nized a din­ner at La Ta­ble d’Al­fred on De­cem­ber 10, 2014, to cel­e­brate the com­pany’s 10th an­niver­sary.

Won­derEight drew 2014 to a close while reach­ing out to chil­dren in need through a pow­er­ful cam­paign that gave con­sumers the added value of in­vest­ing in a noble cause via Hi­maya with ev­ery pur­chase of a Hoover prod­uct.

Manasseh and Bac­carat united to cel­e­brate the 250 years of Bac­carat on Novem­ber 17, 2014, at the Villa Sur­sock in Beirut.

The award­ing of the No­bel Prizes in De­cem­ber was a cause for spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion this year for Beiers­dorf re­searchers be­cause this time the high­est sci­en­tific prize was also given to a co­op­er­a­tion part­ner of the NIVEA pro­ducer: Pro­fes­sor Ste­fan Hell.

JouéClub cel­e­brated the grand open­ing of its sixth store at City Mall re­veal­ing thrilling nov­el­ties and sur­prises.

CMA CGM an­nounced that the Court of Beirut has de­cided to sus­pend the ex­e­cu­tion of the Judg­ment of the Court of Ap­peal of Da­m­as­cus in the lit­i­ga­tion ini­ti­ated by Mr. Johnny Saadé and MIS­TRAL Com­pany.

Cred­it­bank joined hands with Toufoula Foun­da­tion by mak­ing the chil­dren’s en­vi­ron­ment more vi­brant and lively while un­der­go­ing treat­ment at the Geitaoui Hos­pi­tal.

Bank Audi has an­nounced the open­ing of its lat­est flag­ship Novo branch in the Pal­la­dium Build­ing in Beirut Cen­tral Dis­trict.

Rotana has been rec­og­nized for its con­tin­u­ous ef­forts and suc­cess by at­tain­ing a spe­cial achieve­ment award for the World’s Lead­ing Busi­ness Ho­tel Brand at the World Travel Awards.

Dunes Cen­ter held a wide ar­ray of Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the month of De­cem­ber, com­mit­ted to grant­ing wishes, gifts, treats and en­ter­tain­ment to all.

Fly­dubai an­nounced the ad­di­tion of three new routes to its grow­ing net­work with flights to Chen­nai, Hargeisa and Ne­jran to com­mence in the first quar­ter of 2015.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics an­nounced a part­ner­ship with Christie’s to auc­tion a stunning, gold lac­quer painted 78” Curved UHD TV.

Azadea Foun­da­tion trans­formed the René Mouawad Sanayeh Gar­den into a dec­o­rated Christ­mas haven for chil­dren from the Le­banese Child Home As­so­ci­a­tion who face so­cial and ed­u­ca­tional prob­lems

SGBL is pleased to an­nounce that it was granted the “So­cial Eco­nomic Award — Team En­gage­ment” at the fourth an­nual event or­ga­nized by First Pro­to­col at the Casino du Liban.

Mark­ing a huge hon­our for BMW Welt, De­cem­ber 2014 saw the Bri­tish band Cold­play cel­e­brate the end of their “Ghost Sto­ries Tour 2014” with an ex­clu­sive gig in the Mu­nich au­di­to­rium.

Sakker El Dekkene, the Le­banese an­ti­cor­rup­tion NGO, held its first Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee elec­tions since its cre­ation a year ago, elect­ing Rabih El Chaar as the new pres­i­dent.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics an­nounced that it won 36 pres­ti­gious In­ter­na­tional Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show 2015 In­no­va­tion Awards.

Dubai Avi­a­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (trad­ing as “fly­dubai”), came to the mar­ket with a land­mark de­but sukuk trans­ac­tion and suc­cess­fully raised $500 mil­lion through a five year sukuk.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics un­veiled its new in­no­va­tive con­cept prin­ters at IFA 2014.

Belle­vue Med­i­cal Cen­ter cel­e­brated its fifth an­niver­sary on De­cem­ber 19 dur­ing its an­nual Christ­mas Din­ner.

Ni­cole Scherzinger helped Bri­tish Air­ways launch the lat­est in­no­va­tion that al­lows cus­tomers to ex­pe­ri­ence des­ti­na­tions in a vir­tual world be­fore book­ing.

Af­ter CME an­nounced their In­de­pen­dence App com­pe­ti­tion, nine dif­fer­ent teams from six uni­ver­si­ties par­tic­i­pated and came up with some in­no­va­tive ideas, at­tract­ing more than 4,000 users in a week.

BMW Group Mid­dle East is mark­ing the World Day of Re­mem­brance for Road Traf­fic Vic­tims by urg­ing driv­ers and their pas­sen­gers to buckle up.

Nis­san Mo­tor Co. an­nounced that the limited edi­tion “45th An­niver­sary” Nis­san GT-R will go on sale in early Fe­bru­ary, in con­junc­tion with the re­lease of the 2015 model year GT-R.

Bas­soul-Heneine re­cently hosted an ac­tion packed, seven day event — en­ti­tled “BMW Fas­ci­na­tion Days” — to give cus­tomers the chance to dis­cover and test drive the new range of mod­els.

Zo­mato, the popular restau­rant search and dis­cov­ery ser­vice, an­nounced in Novem­ber that it had closed a fresh round of fund­ing of $60 mil­lion, bring­ing their val­u­a­tion to $660 mil­lion.

As a found­ing mem­ber and ma­jor spon­sor of the World Ar­chi­tec­ture Fes­ti­val, GROHE used this plat­form to pre­miere sev­eral new prod­ucts and present se­lected high­lights from its cur­rent range.

Mind­share’s most re­cent me­dia sum­mit, op­er­at­ing un­der the theme “Plan­ning for Agility,” brought to­gether the in­dus­try’s bright­est minds to dis­cuss har­mo­niz­ing paid, owned and earned chan­nels to max­i­mize brand aware­ness and mar­ket­ing ef­fec­tive­ness.

In the frame­work of the set of con­fer­ences held through­out the year at the Beirut Traders As­so­ci­a­tion (BTA) in co­op­er­a­tion with BLOM Bank, Pa­trice Paoli, am­bas­sador of France to Le­banon, gave a talk.

The new MINI Con­nected ready App en­ables Go­Pro cam­eras to be con­trolled us­ing the MINI op­er­at­ing sys­tem.

Beauty Con­cept in Dunes Cen­ter in Ver­dun in­vited the “Miss Tourism

Uni­verse” contestants on Novem­ber 14, 2014, to get a closer look at the shop’s prod­ucts and ser­vices.

Alfa marked a new in­ter­na­tional tech­no­log­i­cal achieve­ment at the BDL Beirut Marathon.

Rotana says the in­no­va­tion of cus­tomer driven smart tech­nol­ogy is trans­lat­ing into a sig­nif­i­cant boost in busi­ness with a 20 per­cent in­crease in monthly mo­bile bookings.

Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics an­nounced the launch of a new cam­paign for the Sam­sung NX1, the new pre­mium com­pact sys­tem cam­era.

Rotana will add 3,360 rooms to its ex­ist­ing 12,607 room count across the re­gion, with a devel­op­ment pipe­line head­lined by 12 new prop­er­ties.

For the third con­sec­u­tive year, Boecker, the re­gion’s largest public health provider, ac­tively par­tic­i­pated in the “Beirut Cooking Fes­ti­val 2014”.

This Christ­mas, Beit­Misk wel­comed the sea­son in a grand way by bring­ing you for a sec­ond year more fun-filled and mag­i­cal mo­ments at the now-larger Santa’s Fac­tory.

This Christ­mas sea­son, Cad­bury Adams Mid­dle East, part of Mon­delez In­ter­na­tional, brought Côte D’Or choco­lates to cre­ate the fond­est mem­o­ries fam­i­lies cher­ish most.

Truecaller has an­nounced the launch of Tru­di­aller, a smart key­pad, on Google Play.

Un­der the aus­pices of the Min­is­ter of Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions and as part of the “alfa-4-Life” CSR pro­gram, nine chil­dren from the SOS Chil­dren’s Vil­lages signed their first book, “Saeed and the mag­i­cal tree”, at the Li­brairie An­toine stand at the Fran­co­phone Book Fair of Beirut.

From Tues­day June 30, 2015, Bri­tish Air­ways flights from Beirut will ar­rive into Lon­don Heathrow’s Ter­mi­nal 5, the home of Bri­tish Air­ways.

Joseph Ghos­soub, chair and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of ME­NA­COM, has been hon­ored with the 2014 Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion Award at the Ara­bian Busi­ness Achieve­ment Awards for his ser­vice to the re­gion’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions in­dus­try.

Hot on the heels of the UberBLACK Beirut, Uber, the in­ter­na­tional smart­phone app that seam­lessly con­nects rid­ers with a pri­vate driver, of­fi­cially launched uberX in the city in Novem­ber 2014.

Gar­gour & Fils launched a tem­po­rary Mercedes-Benz con­cept store in Le­banon at the Mercedes-Benz show­room in Dora from Novem­ber 5 to 15, 2014.

Rotana an­nounced the launch of Tri G, its lat­est project in the fast grow­ing Turk­ish mar­ket.

Bernard Khoury has been named the fourth and fi­nal judge for the Jaguar MENA De­sign XE Com­pe­ti­tion.

LG Elec­tron­ics an­nounced the all-new LG Mu­sic Flow for mu­sic lovers world­wide.

USAID, through its Le­banon In­dus­try Value Chain Devel­op­ment project, sup­ported the par­tic­i­pa­tion of eleven food co­op­er­a­tives at the Beirut Cooking Fes­ti­val in the “Nat­u­rally Healthy” ex­hi­bi­tion booth.

Fly­dubai cel­e­brated the ar­rival of its in­au­gu­ral ser­vice to Mumbai.

Truecaller an­nounced its col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mi­crosoft to ex­clu­sively of­fer Live Caller ID Lookup Func­tion­al­ity on Lu­mia de­vices.

Azadea Foun­da­tion or­ga­nized its third “Plan­ta­tion Day”, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Jouzour Loub­nan, as part of its con­tin­u­ous com­mit­ment to pro­mote sus­tain­able re­for­esta­tion.

In a cer­e­mony held on Novem­ber 5 at Villa Linda Sur­sock, for­mer Jus­tice Min­is­ter Charles Rizk signed his new book “Be­tween the Le­banese Chaos and Syr­ian Dis­in­te­gra­tion” that was pub­lished by Dar Anna­har.

BMW Group took steps to ini­ti­ate a gen­er­a­tional change at the head of the Board of Man­age­ment and Su­per­vi­sory Board. Har­ald Krüger is to be­come chair of the Board of Man­age­ment in May 2015.

Watch­maker Jaeger-LeCoul­tre an­nounced that its iconic Ren­dezVous line, with func­tions such as chrono­graphs, moon phases and cal­en­dars, had de­mys­ti­fied such com­pli­ca­tions for women.

CMA CGM Group is pleased to an­nounce the CMA CGM LI­TANI was de­liv­ered on De­cem­ber 3, 2014, in China, mark­ing the third of a se­ries of 28 ves­sels from 9400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs that will be de­liv­ered from now un­til the third quar­ter of 2016.

SGBL an­nounced the ap­point­ment of Jamil Jamil Bayram as ad­vi­sor to the chair for busi­ness devel­op­ment.

The BMW Group cel­e­brated the first car to be as­sem­bled in its new South Amer­i­can au­to­mo­bile plant in Araquari, Santa Cata­rina State, Brazil.

Nis­san has re­vealed that own­ers of the LEAF, its 100 per­cent elec­tric car, have col­lec­tively recorded an im­pres­sive one bil­lion kilo­me­tres on the CarWings telem­at­ics sys­tem world­wide.

BMW Group has an­nounced that Ralf Bissinger will suc­ceed Alexander Ef­ti­mov as sales and mar­ket­ing direc­tor for BMW Group in the Mid­dle East, ef­fec­tive as of Jan­uary 2015.

BLOM Bank was awarded the “Best Bank in Le­banon for 2014” by the pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tion The Banker, the fourth time in a row the bank wins this award.

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