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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...
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Crisis? What crisis?

It was the riots waiting to happen. Hundreds of Lebanese protested Sunday in the country's capital and other areas over an economic crisis that worsened over the past two weeks, with worries...
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What future for Egypt’s new capital city?

Egypt's new capital is not a mirage in the desert anymore. But still. It's far from being completed. Forging new capitals from scratch ain't a new phenomenon: countries are used to build...
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The 1001 challenges facing Syrian refugees in Lebanon

It comes as no surprise, the new UN annual report shows how Syrian refugees in Lebanon still face many challenges. Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), which was jointly developed by the Government...