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Mourad Aoun, CEO of Net Holding
"As a group Net Holding's objective and strategy is not only to try to sustain and maintain Continue
20 January 2016 |
"The apartments are getting smaller and the real estate developers are targeting this market," says Joseph Psaroulla, Chairman of D.G. Jones & Partners, the leading construction consultants in Continue
13 January 2016 |
"Like in any other sector at this time in the Middle East, people are trying to solve the problems rather than putting in new investments. Nobody is even thinking about new investments," says Wajih Continue
06 January 2016 |
"Lebanon has a good diaspora, there are about 14 million Lebanese living outside of Lebanon. This is a very big asset for Lebanon," explains Nabil Itani, Chairman – GM of IDAL. Continue
06 January 2016 |
"Despite all, Lebanon has maintained some kind of stability in security, economics and also socially. Subsequently, Lebanon has succeeded in achieving more positive signals in foreign investment, not Continue
20 July 2014 |
Isslam Moubarak
Riad Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the response to the Syria conflict. The Central Bank has introduced a stimulus package to support loans for housing, education, Continue
31 January 2013 |
Jacques Yétérian
American think-tank report, The Heritage Foundation 2013 Index of Economic Freedom rated the Levant at 91st in terms of economic freedoms, out of the 177 countries included in this year’s Continue
17 September 2012 |
Ben Novak
Thanks to its resilient, well-educated people, Lebanon has managed to buck numerous regional crises. The country's economic profile, however, might soon have to be rewritten. Continue
18 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
Internally, the biggest risk for Lebanon is an open Lebanese-Israeli military conflict. Continue
17 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
The World Bank argues that countries with high levels of indebtedness, particularity Lebanon, remain significantly vulnerable because they have relatively high external financing needs and large Continue
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Mourad Aoun, CEO of Net Holding
"As a group Net Holding's objective and strategy is not only to try to sustain and maintain Continue
H.E. Nicolas Nahas, Minister of Economy and Trade of Lebanon
The current Lebanese government is trying to disassociate Lebanon from the regional Continue
07 June 2010 |
Ben Novak
We already have the laws we need for the private sector . The business sector is doing not so bad.  Of course the ambition that Lebanon would be the financial center for the Middle East...  Continue
14 May 2010 |
Ben Novak
Politics in the middle east are turbulent and Lebanon is often pulled in all sorts of directions.  Because Lebanon is rich with diversity this results in a noisy and difficult democracy that we Continue
07 May 2010 |
Ben Novak
This is the second cabinet that consists of 30 ministers that do represent all the religious communities in Lebanon.· Continue
20 January 2016 |
"The apartments are getting smaller and the real estate developers are targeting this market," says Joseph Psaroulla, Chairman of D.G. Jones & Partners, the leading construction consultants in Continue
13 January 2016 |
"Like in any other sector at this time in the Middle East, people are trying to solve the problems rather than putting in new investments. Nobody is even thinking about new investments," says Wajih Continue
06 January 2016 |
"Lebanon has a good diaspora, there are about 14 million Lebanese living outside of Lebanon. This is a very big asset for Lebanon," explains Nabil Itani, Chairman – GM of IDAL. Continue
06 January 2016 |
"Despite all, Lebanon has maintained some kind of stability in security, economics and also socially. Subsequently, Lebanon has succeeded in achieving more positive signals in foreign investment, not Continue
20 July 2014 |
Isslam Moubarak
Riad Salameh, Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, discusses the response to the Syria conflict. The Central Bank has introduced a stimulus package to support loans for housing, education, Continue
18 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
Internally, the biggest risk for Lebanon is an open Lebanese-Israeli military conflict. Continue
17 July 2012 |
Ben Novak
The World Bank argues that countries with high levels of indebtedness, particularity Lebanon, remain significantly vulnerable because they have relatively high external financing needs and large Continue
13 January 2011 |
Peter Matay
In 2010, Lebanese economy is going to record the same growth as in 2009. Banking sector in Lebanon is the backbone of the economy and, due to strong Central bank policy adopted in 1992, it is not Continue
31 January 2013 |
Jacques Yétérian
American think-tank report, The Heritage Foundation 2013 Index of Economic Freedom rated the Levant at 91st in terms of economic freedoms, out of the 177 countries included in this year’s Continue
17 September 2012 |
Ben Novak
Thanks to its resilient, well-educated people, Lebanon has managed to buck numerous regional crises. The country's economic profile, however, might soon have to be rewritten. Continue
28 June 2010 |
Ben Novak
In 2008, the first year of the Doha Agreement that signaled the end of internal violence, the economy grew by 8.5%, 9% in the following year, and is on course to grow 7% in 2010. Continue
28 June 2010 |
Ben Novak
Today, Lebanon is still dominated by its banking sector, which comprises 35 percent of the economy. Lebanese banking is a home-grown industry, by which is meant that it is largely dominated by old Continue