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Debt restructuring is ‘absolutely not’ on the card

Introducing a restructured debt wasn’t an imminent future in Lebanon, thought Goldman Sachs. However, the country has turned its focus on investors’ recovery while financial crisis stands knocking at the country’s door.
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Are heavy rains the sole problem in Lebanon?

Heavy rains and flooded highways are definitely not the sole problems in our beloved Lebanon. In order to deal with its economic problems, the country needs first to address corruption and the...
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Tom Butler on mining sector: “We are expected to do good not just do well”

ByTheEast: ICMM focuses on mining companies’ values, such as sustainable development and CSR (Corporate social responsibility). How can you help them to improve their policy? Tom Butler: ICMM...
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Qatar Investment Authority accelerates investments in tech

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has accelerated its investments in technology while keeping the door wide open for strategic partnerships in tech related investments, said Mansour Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, its CEO, on the...
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Lebanese citizens volunteer for streets and beaches cleanup

Celebrating the World Cleanup Day, the people of Lebanon from all over the country gathered for beach and road cleanup. A local NGO, “Live Love”, was at the helm...
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Natural gas becomes priority for Lebanese power sector

Lebanon will make natural gas as the primary source of energy in its power sector, informed Cesar Abi Khalil, the Energy Minister of Lebanon. There are plans of installing “three floating LNG...
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Debt sustainability risks for emerging economies

Debt sustainability in emerging economies is becoming increasingly challenging said, Ambassador Salim Baddoura of Lebanon, president of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board. Baddoura’s aim was to underscore the seriousness and urgency...

Environmental technology gains focus

Environmental technology has received shot in the arm following the signing of a $100 million financing deal between the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with Lebanon's Bank Audi. The development marks the second such investment...
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Guilherme Casarões on Brazil: “The trade relationships with the Middle East are not easy”

ByTheEast: Brazil was a net importer of agricultural products in the 1970s. It now ranks among the world’s five largest agricultural producers and exporters. Can it overtake the others? Guilherme Casarões: Brazil has come a...
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Saudi bankruptcy law lays foundation for Vision 2030

Saudi Arabia’s comprehensive bankruptcy law has gone into effect last month, with economists saying the move will significantly impact long term economic growth in the country. The Kingdom’s first comprehensive bankruptcy law is one...