October 2017

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Livia Bergmeijer | Executive

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 sector’s fiscal regime

Lebanon’s fiscal conundrum 

What would make a good deal for Lebanon?

ECONOMICS & POLICY

Sharing the risks

Lebanon’s infrastructure could get a much needed boost from PPP

A partnership in risk

Ziad Hayek, secretary general of the HCP, explains what’s changing

A marriage of convenience 

The World Bank’ Peter Mousley talks benefits and risks of PPP

SPECIAL REPORT

Drive … At your own risk

A close look at the driving environment and the car market in Lebanon

Going nowhere

Lebanon is ill-prepared for electric mobility

The other side

How highways divided Beirut’s neighborhoods

McLaren lands in Beirut

Q&A with McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt

REAL ESTATE

Passion and profit in Lebanon

Q&A with Carlos Ghosn

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM

Destination: Shouf

From ancient forests to grand palaces

Hugged more tightly 

Another European budget line targets Beirut

AGRICULTURE

Show me the honey

Lebanese bee keepers discuss growing their industry despite challenges

LAST WORD

Lebanon needs to clean up its act

The country lacks a long-term waste management strategy

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