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October 2017

  EDITORIAL Licence to steal LEADERS Stalled progress Whatever taxes come next must be transparent A storm is coming The car industry braces for impact Quit clowning around Incompetence in the sector is no longer funny COVER STORY Tick tock Let the bidding commence Icing on the cake New oil and gas tax law completes

Le Gray Grows

Situated across from Martyr’s Square with a view of the mountains over the Mediterranean, Le Gray hotel has been a prominent structure in downtown Beirut’s landscape since it was founded in October 2009. Operated by Campbell Gray Hotels and a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Le Gray Beirut is a luxury five

October 2016 table of contents

EDITORIAL Time to fight back LEADERS Making green affordable Health kick COVER STORY Meet the megas ECONOMICS & POLICY It’s not easy being green Selling a national oil company Preserving the heart of Mar Mikhael BANKING & FINANCE The twisted tale of the Lebanese Canadian Bank Rocky relations Negative interest rates The Gulf after oil

Executive Design Challenge August 2015

Are you passionate about initiating real change? Do you have ideas but don’t know how to translate them into action? If yes, enter Executive Magazine’s human-centered design challenge to win the exclusive chance to turn your idea into a reality!   The #ExecutiveDesignChallenge is based around the principle of human-centered design. We want you to

Lebanon’s grand plans for a new capital

A project to build a new capital city for the Republic of Lebanon has been initiated and LBP 1.5 trillion ($1 billion) has already been pledged for the master plan and the acquisition of land, representatives of the Friends of Open Lebanese Society organization and Dar Arab Youth, an affiliate of the Arab Legacy League, told

Cleisthenes, meet Ares

February marks the 10th anniversary of the Second Intifada’s conclusion. Since then, Israel has held three elections for its parliament, the Knesset, and been involved in at least four major military offenses — facts that some suggest are related. With today’s escalation along Lebanon’s southern border and Israeli elections due in March, we decided to see if

Beautiful video shows all the Gulf’s flights in one day

The rise of Dubai International Airport has been rather remarkable. Initially opened in the 1960s, it remained something of a relative backwater until the turn of the century. Yet in the 16 years since the launching of the second terminal in 1998, the airport’s growth – like the United Arab Emirates’ in general – has

Jad Hatem – Q&A

Jad Hatem is a partner at B.E.C.A. Hatem & Partners, one of Lebanon’s leading accounting firms. The company has around 500 clients, many of whom are due to file taxes online for the first time ever in 2014, after the Lebanese government introduced the system at the end of 2013. In coordination with the Ministry

Business briefing: 16 Jan 2014

Economics and Policy Authorities in the UAE and Iran may have reached a tentative agreement to end a long-running dispute over three islands in the Gulf. More from Arabian Business   The US Marine Corps says it is trying to determine the authenticity of images published by a celebrity gossip website that appear to show

Business briefing: 14 Jan 2014

Economics and Policy An electronic system that warns Saudi men when their female “dependents” are leaving the kingdom will be made optional in an historic move towards greater female independence. More from Arabian Business   Two German diplomats survived a shooting attack on their car while on a visit to eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday,

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