The Buzz Business briefing: 13 Aug 2013 Lebanese tourism in need of support, plus other news by Executive Staff August 13, 2013 written by Executive Staff August 13, 2013 Economics and Policy A group representing tourism-related businesses in Lebanon has called on the government to take swift steps to remedy the problems facing the sector. More from The Daily Star The call comes after industry experts estimated that the kidnapping of two Turkish pilots in Beirut is likely to further disrupt Lebanon's faltering tourism industry. More from The Daily Star The UAE's central bank is under pressure to break the regulatory impasse in its negotiations with the financial industry after eight months with little to show for its latest efforts. More from The National Sudan has postponed its deadline for the closure of the economically vital pipeline network carrying South Sudanese oil until next month. More from AFP Companies and Business Lenders including Deutsche Bank, HSBC and China Development Bank are resisting calls by Saudi Telecom (STC) to restructure a loan that could potentially leave them with losses of up to $600 million. More from Reuters India’s Hindustan Petroleum will resume buying Iranian crude if the government unveils an adequate backup plan for local insurers to provide cover for its refineries. More from Reuters 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Executive Staff previous post Increasingly destitute next post The Bekaa’s boiling point You may also like Lebanon’s grand plans for a new capital April 1, 2015 Executive Staff Cleisthenes, meet Ares January 28, 2015 Executive Staff Deficiency reigns August 18, 2014 Matt Nash In photos: Fashioning jewelry August 13, 2014 Nabila Rahhal A very holy month July 7, 2014 Nabila Rahhal Where to watch the World Cup June 30, 2014 Nabila Rahhal Broadcasting the World Cup June 30, 2014 Nabila Rahhal In photos: Beirut Design Week June 18, 2014 Nabila Rahhal A broadcast game June 12, 2014 Nabila Rahhal Just like a wavin’ flag June 12, 2014 Nabila Rahhal Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.