Author Archives: Ghassan Dibah

Wealth in Lebanon

Wealth in Lebanon

This article is part of an Executive special report on wealth management and private banking. Read more stories as they’re published here, or pick up September’s issue at newsstands in Lebanon. The numbers are clear. There is something deeply wrong with Lebanese capitalism. Yes, there is considerable wealth that is readily visible to all as

Should our banks pay more? Yes.

The proposed salary scale introduces an increase in spending of roughly $1.4 billion in public sector salaries. These funds will come from various taxation schemes, one of the most controversial being an increase in taxes on banks. The proposed bill would firstly increase the tax on depositors’ interest income from 5 to 7 percent. Secondly,