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A hard choice

A hard choice

Viagra users in Lebanon will this month be presented with a choice: to continue using Viagra, whose impotence-combating effects last for a few hours, or to switch to Cialis, which lasts for a whopping 36. Cialis, a new anti-impotence drug produced by biotech firm Icos and marketed by US pharmaceutics powerhouse Eli Lilly

Forgotten festival?

Shopping month is upon us again. But this year it has come almost as a surprise. In mid-January there had still been no pre-festival publicity.

Collaborative effort for a good cause

The latest breast cancer awareness campaign has not only been extremely successful, it has also cost the government nothing. The campaign, estimated to cost around $200,000, was fully funded by the pharmaceutical company Roche, which also dipped into its pockets last year. But this time, with the backing of the government, Roche managed to get

Shopping as easy as ABC

Two major retail clusters are evolving in metropolitan Beirut just in time for the shopping season. Spinneys last month inaugurated its first hypermarket in Jnah, while the ABC Mall in Achrafieh is being readied for its scheduled grand opening with top political figures on November 29, and will start to admit shoppers early this month.

Not in a forgiving mood

Three years after American Kathryn Gustafson won the international competition to design the so-called Garden of Forgiveness in the downtown area, the first stage in the construction of the public park has finally seen the light. The garden

Q&A V5 Project

The latest mall to emerge on the Beirut scene is V5, to be constructed in Verdun and completed in early 2007. The joint venture between United Real Estate Company of Kuwait and Horizon Development Company of Lebanon will cost about $180 million and consist of a total built-up area (BUA) of approximately 148,000 m2 on

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