February 2016

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EDITORIAL

Worse than weapons


LEADERS

Financial literacy

A collective responsibility

Drug policy

The case for decriminalization

Ethics in finance

Managing wealth responsibly

COVER STORY

Shark hunt

Central bank steps in to regulate non-bank lenders

Explainer: toward ethical lending

Information is the best protection a borrower can have

Q&A: Georges Jabbour


ECONOMY & POLICY

Lebanon’s Captagon boom

Getting high off of local supply

The case for rehabilitation and treatment of drug users


BANKING & FINANCE

Private banking: crash course on markets

Volatility will rule in 2016

Ethics in private banking

 

New EIP fund

New fund promises to do right by MENA countries

COMPANIES & STRATEGIES

Loto Libanais: luck of the winners

Lotto operator seeks to enhance its market

Comment: Microsoft

The lessons on statebuilding I learned at Microsoft

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Startup ecosystem: talent takes the stage

Entrepreneurs are showcasing their products as 331 takes hold

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Spirits importation: toasting a good year

The performance and challenges of the Lebanese spirits industry in 2015

Spirits marketing: selling responsibly

Lebanese spirits distributors talk marketing strategies and techniques

LAST WORD

The role of the private sector in the Syrian crisis

The ICRC calls for innovative solutions, not just humanitarian aid

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