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Lebanon: Railway would boost economic growth

Lebanon's sick from its atmospheric pollution, sick from its overpopulated highways, sick from its lack of alternatives. Yet, the patient should get some effective treatments. Like establishing a railway network which will...

How nomadism made Africa a land of disruptive innovation

Mobility, innovation and stability, three of the most important civilizational factors in economic development, are not calibrated the same way in every region of the world. Mary McAuliffe reports on the specific...
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Agriculture in Ukraine, pt.2: Things that need to be fixed in heaven

True. Ukraine has succeeded in its quest to emerge as a significant international player. Its strategy seems efficient, statistics wise. But the strategy has inherent limitations… as the proverb goes dont put...

Agriculture in Ukraine, pt.1: A blooming giant

It may surprise you to know that the grilled meat kebab you just ate on your business trip to Jeddah came from a beast that has been grazing on fodder grown in...
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Everything you need to know about Agriculture 4.0

Is Agriculture 4.0 the answer to future food security? Let's take a look. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. reported that by the year of 2050, global population is likely...
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Lebanon: waterscape challenges hide future opportunities

What is the future of Lebanon's waterscape? This was the question which formed the central discussion theme in the youth conference which was organised by the Issam Fares Institute (IFI) for Public...

Algerians protest in Algiers, Paris: “We want our democracy back”

Yesterday our Paris correspondent David Hury was in the crowd on the Republic Square. As in Algiers and in other European cities, Algerians had one message to the world: they want President...
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Egypt: Cement giant sets up solar plant

SolarizEgypt has signed an agreement with Arabian Cement Company, one of Egypt’s leading cement producer, for setting up a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy plant within its premises in the Suez Governorate. The...
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Fouad Zmokhol on reforming Lebanon: “It’s time to act”

ByTheEast: A few weeks ago, Beirut hosted the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit which turned out to be a fiasco. Economic commentators pointed to the humiliation faced by Lebanon because...
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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.