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EXCLUSIVE TALKS

Nadim Houry on Lebanon: “The public sphere is left to rot”

ByTheEast: Since 2011, the Arab countries followed different paths. What have they in common in 2020? Nadim Houry: The Arab world and the MENA region are plunged into a deep crisis, which based on a country’s standpoint can take different facets. Despite this apparent potential difference in approach, they all share one thing in common: in all of these societies, the social contract...

Terror has no religion and all Muslims are asked to deplore this criminal act that has nothing to do with Islam nor with the prophet of love on the occasion of his blessed birthday.”

Saad Hariri

Lebanon' Prime Minister-designate

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In a development that underscores a continued interest in the fintech industry among regional investors, Berytech, a Lebanese business development organization, made an equity investment of $5 million into financial software developer Capital Banking Solutions. The investment, backed by a number of Lebanese banks, was made through its Berytech Fund II. New York-headquartered Capital Banking Solutions...

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

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Lebanon Inc., With a little help from my friends

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Rubens Hannun on Brazilian trade: “Closeness with Arab countries is strategic”

ByTheEast: The Câmara de Comércio Árabe-Brasileira (CCAB, Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce) was founded 67 years ago. Times were different then. What...

Lebanon-Algeria deals to boost agricultural cooperation

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Can Qatar really challenge Saudi Arabia’s influence over Lebanon?

Money always talks. Bilateral trade between Lebanon and Qatar grew by a record 48%: from $145,9 million in 2017 it rose to...
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Water-for-electricity: the Lebanese-Jordanian solution

What an idea! Water for electricity, as it sounds into the oil-for-food program for Saddam's Iraq. Actually, the water-for-electricity deal between Lebanon...

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