April 2018

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Illustration by: Ivan Debs

EDITORIAL

L’espoir fait vivre


LEADERS

This won’t be easy

New investments could add $20 billion to Lebanon’s debt

COVER STORY

A litmus test in Paris

All stakeholders know that reforms and investments are needed. Paris may be our last chance

What’s in the Capital Investment Plan?

A look at Lebanon’s development plan for CEDRE

Let the sunshine in

Lebanon’s electricity plan comes up short on renewables

A window of opportunity

The EU backs reform and investment in Lebanon

SPECIAL REPORT

In the fog

Lebanese insurers ever resilient against the same challenges

Taking risks

Should Lebanese insurers dip their toes into oil and gas?

The art of insurance

Talking brokerage in a languid environment

ECONOMICS & POLICY

Offshore petroleum investments made riskier

The maritime boundaries dispute’s effect on investors

Wind farms in Lebanon

Challenges and opportunities

Energy and climate change

Lebanon’s intertwined challenges

Valued opinions

Lebanon revives the economic and social council

Lebanese in Brazil will not vote come May

Lebanese-Brazilians remain culturally and economically linked to the motherland, but politically are far removed

Troubled and troublesome

Identities in the Middle East continue to haunt and raise questions—two books reviewed

REAL ESTATE 

The untouchable hotel

Urban activists view Eden Bay as a symbol of dysfunction

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Beyond start-ups

Teaching entrepreneurship to promote civic engagement

Creating synergies

With better education and governance

AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY

Say (goat) cheese

Lebanese dairy producers diversify into new opportunities

LAST WORD

Taxes 101

A taxpayer’s charter for better fiscal citizenship

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