Industry 2014 articles

Boom times at the Régie

Boom times at the Régie

This article is part of an Executive special report on industry. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. The cedar tree may be the national symbol, but when it comes to smoking the national cigarette brand Cedars, it is the Syrians that have the strongest affinity. In

Nuts for nuts

This article is part of an Executive special report on Lebanese industry. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. Lebanon’s leading nuts producer Al Rifai last July moved into a brand new $25 million facility near Byblos. “We used to have three separate production facilities in

Figuring figures

This article is part of an Executive special report on Lebanese industry. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. What’s the Lebanese industrial sector worth? That’s the million dollar question,” says Cristiano Pasini, representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Beirut. In collaboration with Lebanon’s Ministry

The state of Lebanon’s industry

This article is part of an Executive special report on Lebanese industry. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up October’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon.   Fady Gemayel is president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI). Executive spoke with him about the state of industry in Lebanon, its challenges and its future.

Manufacturing survival

This is the overview of an Executive special report on industry. The rest of the report will be published here over the coming days. By any measure, Lebanese industry is doing abysmally. In the first six months of 2014, industrial exports declined by 29.3 percent year on year, whereas the corresponding period in 2013 had witnessed

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