February 2018

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Illustration by: Ivan Debs

EDITORIAL

A tale of two worlds


LEADERS

Keeping it clean

Resource revenues must come with accountability and transparency

A golden opportunity

Let’s take the lead in digital currencies 

COVER STORY

The crypto challenge 

Cutting through the noise

Disruptive technology

Banking, Bitcoin, and blockchain—win-lose-lose or lose-win-win?

The Bitcoin revolution

A currency in the making

Lebanese entrepreneurs hop on the crypto train

Entrepreneurs aspire to tackle the digital economy on six fronts

Legal aspects of digital currencies

A leap into the unknown

Seeking crypto transparency

Talking to a local advocate for digital currencies

SPECIAL REPORT

A roadmap for 2018

Drilling will not begin until 2019—but this year is brimming with preparation

Saving us from ourselves

Planning begins for a sovereign wealth fund

Lebanon’s O&G wealth

How a sovereign wealth fund can keep the government honest

Environmental impact

An update to oil & gas environmental policy

One eye open

Keep oil & gas production transparent

Q&A with LPA

Discerning the next steps of oil & gas

ECONOMICS & POLICY

Where is the money going?

A look at the allocations of the 2017 budget

BANKING & FINANCE

CA Indosuez Wealth Management

CA goes digital but stays personal

Is Lebanon technologically ready to tackle growth?

With better education and governance

REAL ESTATE

A lifeline for heritage out of thin air?

A draft law that would help with preservation heritage of Beirut buildings

Bringing order to the Order

A new president of the OEA of Beirut is shaking things up

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

In high spirits

Lebanon’s alcohol distributors talk growth and trends

Cheers for the beers

Craft beer: a maturing market in Lebanon

LAST WORD

Lebanon, let’s talk

Tackling sexual violence requires a shift in mentality

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