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Lebanese Pound’s crisis, an opportunity in disguise?

The glamorous rate of the Lebanese Pound, artificially indexed to the US dollar for so many years, is history now. In recent months, the pressure on Lebanon’s economy is seeing a pile-up....
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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...
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Food security: Lessons to be learnt from Covid-19

Let's put our food security on the table. The outbreak of the coronavirus which emerged from China’s Wuhan and has spread the world over has caused phenomenal economic damage across economies in...
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Lebanon: The banking system needs reforms to stop the bleeding, not politics

Something has to change in the wonderful world of the Lebanese banking system. The manner in which Lebanon is addressing its financial crisis leaves a lot of room for improvement, with Lebanon’s...
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Covid-19: Lebanon staring at historic opportunity

Could the COVID-19 outbreak be an opportunity for the Lebanese economy? The “Arab Spring” which was earlier seen as the most disruptive event which shook the Middle East to its core since...
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Rabih El Chaer on corruption: "We need a complete lifting of banking secrecy"

ByTheEast: Since the beginning of the Thawra on October 17th, corruption is the theme of many debates. How do you evaluate the words flowing freely in Lebanon nowadays?
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Restoring confidence: the impossible Lebanese jigsaw

Confidence is not something you can buy. Or summon. In Lebanon nowadays, confidence won't be restored without the right men in the right position at the right time. This looks like one...
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Iraq’s missed economic opportunities fueling strife

Years of economic mismanagement, corruption and runaway spending has fueled an uprising in civilian protests in Iraq that has killed scores of people and without deft handling risks spiraling into full-fledged civil...

Lebanon: Hariri out, now what?

Victory #1 for this new Lebanon, check. Yesterday at 3pm, Saad al-Hariri resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister on Tuesday, declaring he had hit a “dead end” in trying to resolve a crisis...

Lebanese protesters want to kick out the regime

The same flag all over Lebanon, after the same burning tires all over our TV screens: thousands of protesters continued to demonstrate on Friday and block roads all...