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Banque Libano-Francaise, University of Balamand hold conference on country risk and credit rating

July 9, 2014

Banque Libano-FranÇaise (BLF) organised a conference on "Country Risk and Credit Rating" in partnership with the Economic and Capital Markets Research Center (ECMRC) of the University of Balamand, on 25 June at BLF's "The Floor", a one-stop shop gathering BLF Capital Markets, Treasury and Private Banking teams as well as the Dealing Room and Libano-FranÇaise Finance (LFF).

After an introduction by Jamil Koudim, Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income Unit, Father Paul Douaihy, Director of the ECMRC, gave a global presentation about the sovereign risk and the different variables that need to be monitored in order to gauge this risk. This theoretical framework was supported by an analysis of the sovereign risk of different countries like the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, as well as different European countries.

In 2007, BLF and the ECMRC have signed a cooperation agreement whereby the Bank finances the Center's financial market research, analyses and studies. On the other hand, the Center initiates students on economy and capital markets and issues daily, weekly and monthly economic reports.

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Source: CPI Financial

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