April 2017

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EDITORIAL 

Illustration by: Ivan Debs

The devils must go


LEADERS

Stonewalled

A mixed response: making use of the new law

An industry-wide upgrade

Overhaul in governance and legislation is required

Taxation without representation

Budgetary process must be transparent 

COVER STORY

Tax squeeze

Online threats continue to proliferate 

Taxing tax reforms

Fresh thinking needed to secure the banking system

Interview with Georges Corm

Protecting the startups from the get-go 

SPECIAL REPORT
INSURANCE

Vital and seeking vibrancy

Lebanese insurers’ march into a mysterious future

A desperate chase for consolidation

Accurate roadmap needed for mergers

More acquisition than merger

Al Ittihad al-Watani takeover by NASCO Insurance Group

Lapping up management of health and diseases

Changing TPA business models in medical insurance
Taking the long view
A Q&A with acting ICC commissioner Nadine Habbal

Going further

A Q&A with Lebanon’s leading insurer

 


ECONOMICS AND POLICY

The long goodbye

Government & waste management scheme not fully implemented

De-risking green power

Financially sustaining sustainable energy

Far off the target

Mismanaging Lebanon’s water

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Bolstering Lebanon’s game development

Translating passion into a career

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

When snacking becomes healthy

Local producers bite into growing market

Of burgers and pizzas

Classic Burger Joint and Tomatomatic franchising

LAST WORD

Investing in women

Worldwide commitment needed

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