Economics & Policy articles

Industry woes

Industry woes

In 2003, the manufacturing sector witnessed some improvements, mainly related to healthier exports. By and large, though, 2003 has not been much different from previous years. The fact remains that Lebanese manufacturers are still operating in a moribund economy. Furthermore, mixing politics and economics is adding to our woes. Lebanon doesn’t know in which direction

Happy days?

The stock market’s upward move this year has humbled many analysts and perplexed even the most optimistic financial experts. Take the all-tech/all-emotions Nasdaq as an example: it’s up a mind-boggling 73% from its October 2002 lows, a tempting sign to many that it’s safe to invest again. But are Wall Street’s happy days here to

New dawn of the internet age

Since the dawn of the personal computer, Lebanon has been on the information technology map. Now as the age of the internet and new economy create business opportunities and bring international ICT companies to Beirut, the potential is there for Lebanon to establish itself as a Levantine hub. Executive checked how four Lebanese companies are

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