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Smuggling resurfaced in Lebanon-Syria taxi route

Smuggling in Lebanese and Syrian markets have seen a renewal in the last few months, as goods are being smuggled from Lebanon’s market to Syria as Damascus is facing goods’ shortage in its markets....
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IMF advises Lebanon on debt sustainability

IMF Executive board informed that in order to improve the public debts’ sustainability scenario, Lebanon will immediately require a “fiscal adjustment” which is “substantial” in nature. By 2017’s end, the public debt figures were...

Economic ties between Turkey-Germany reset

Economic ties between Turkey and German could potentially see an upswing. On the eve of talks between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Merkel said, while Germany wants to boost economic...
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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...

Emirates facing double whammy of rising fuel cost and stronger dollar

According to the president of Saudi Arabia’s Emirates airline, the combination of rising fuel prices and a stronger dollar has resulted in the airline operator receiving a “double whammy”. “We have very strong summer bookings...
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Syria’s new constitution could dawn in 2019

Syria’s constitution got a shot in the arm when the United Nations along with Turkey, Iran and Russia voiced hope that the committee charged with writing it will begin work in early...
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Economic crisis looms over Lebanon: Economic experts

Economic crisis looming over Lebanon – such are the news reports coming out from the Western Press. Living in Beirut we already knew it. They are not a alone in this opinion – many...
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Alibaba inks supply chain agreement with Dubai

In efforts aimed at expanding and strengthening its supply chain, Cainiao, the logistics arm of Chinese multinational e-commerce giant, has chosen Emirates Skycargo to help with the shipments of its international cargo. The development also...
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Egypt, Israel to reshape Middle East gas map

Will hydrocarbons be the cement of Middle East as fertilizers could be the cement for the African continent? Will hydrocarbons transcend all political and ideological issues between Arabs and Israelis? Since the Camp David...
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Qatar takes UAE to UN International Court of Justice

According to a report by Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), Qatar has dragged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the United Nation’s highest judicial body, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging human rights...