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April 2018

by Executive Editors

EDITORIAL

L’espoir fait vivre

 

LEADERS

This won’t be easy
New investments could add $20 billion to Lebanon’s debt

 

COVER STORY

A litmus test in Paris
All stakeholders know that reforms and investments are needed. Paris may be our last chance

What’s in the Capital Investment Plan?
A look at Lebanon’s development plan for CEDRE

Let the sunshine in
Lebanon’s electricity plan comes up short on renewables

A window of opportunity
The EU backs reform and investment in Lebanon

 

SPECIAL REPORT

In the fog
Lebanese insurers ever resilient against the same challenges

Taking risks
Should Lebanese insurers dip their toes into oil and gas?

The art of insurance
Talking brokerage in a languid environment

 

ECONOMICS & POLICY

Offshore petroleum investments made riskier
The maritime boundaries dispute’s effect on investors

Wind farms in Lebanon
Challenges and opportunities

Energy and climate change
Lebanon’s intertwined challenges

Valued opinions
Lebanon revives the economic and social council

Lebanese in Brazil will not vote come May
Lebanese-Brazilians remain culturally and economically linked to the motherland, but politically are far removed

Troubled and troublesome
Identities in the Middle East continue to haunt and raise questions—two books reviewed

 

REAL ESTATE 

The untouchable hotel
Urban activists view Eden Bay as a symbol of dysfunction

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Beyond start-ups
Teaching entrepreneurship to promote civic engagement

Creating synergies
With better education and governance

AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY

Say (goat) cheese
Lebanese dairy producers diversify into new opportunities

 

LAST WORD

Taxes 101
A taxpayer’s charter for better fiscal citizenship