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Paul Tourret on investing in Lebanon: “The Chinese are not adventurers”

ByTheEast: What have been the major transformations in maritime transport over the past 20 years? Paul Tourret: With regard to the maritime industry, its timeframe can be divided into two segment, before and after 2002 – after which starts the age of globalization. In our vocabulary, we do not use the word "internationalization" but "globalization" which comes from the Anglo-Saxon vocabulary. From my...

I expect the state of general mobilization to be extended by two additional weeks, seeing as the World Health Organization recommends continued precautions.”

Hamad Hasan

Lebanese Health Minister

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