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December 2018

by Executive Editors



Turning point


Lebanon faces a lot of big IFs in 2019
Everything is speculative

Oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean
2018 roundup

A vision for Lebanon in 2050
Do or die 

Lebanon’s waste sector at risk of the same mismanagement as electricity
Another crisis of our own making

Lebanon’s electricity crisis
Getting to the heart of it

The Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon
Ignored but ongoing

Is there a real estate crisis?
Uncertainty, inflation drag on the real estate market

Rape subculture in Lebanon

Lebanon’s financial woes are home spun
A Dickensian drama

Ziad Hayek discusses two PPP projects
New PPP projects underway to upgrade infrastructure

Numbers & figures


Lebanon’s banks remain stable, seeing moderate growth
Standing against chaos

The financial situation in Lebanon
2018 in review, and onwards to 2019

Outlook and potentials in the Lebanese insurance sector
The view from the ICC

Q&A with Freddie Baz, chief strategist and board member of Bank Audi
Perspectives from the pinnacle of Lebanese banking

Numbers & figures


Lebanon’s five star hotels diversifying markets and offerings
The world is their oyster

Give Lebanon’s tourism industry a chance
The right mindset will change it all

Tech opportunities for the Lebanese hospitality industry
Getting online

More than one way to cluster
Venture Group discusses its business model and future projects

Lebanon’s seasoned F&B operators talk challenges and secrets to success
Masters of the scene

Venture Group’s expansion of their hospitality cluster model in Lebanon and beyond
Full speed ahead

Tourism needs a cohesive plan of action
Lebanon, expose those hidden gems

Zomato’s journey in Lebanon
Overcoming challenges

Nicholas Chammas talks current trade situation and the way out
A bleak future

Numbers & figures


Hope for industry despite challenges
Maintaining growth

Wine producers discuss domestic consumption
Made in Lebanon with pride

The UNIDO view on Lebanon’s industrial sector
In need of support

All Lebanese must do their part to help revive the agricultural sector
The agri-food revolution


The growing pains of Lebanon’s entrepreneurship ecosystem
Start ups and downs

Lebanese startups in need of investments
Time to make the transition

Lebanon’s entrepreneurship ecosystem
Invest in the building blocks

2018 has been a better year for startups
From seed to growth


Forever younger, forever on a quest
Not what we are but what we aim to be