Verdict due on Beirut meeting

Paris-based ACI-The Financial Markets Association, which organises the two-yearly get-togethers, will then decide whether to go ahead with the ill-fated event or postpone it, as the potential for war in the region escalates. In that second -- and more likely scenario -- the event would go ahead in Beirut in September, said Heering Ligthart, president of the ACI.

"Nothing is wrong with the place. Nothing is wrong with the organisers. Nothing is wrong with the event -- it’s just the geop