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February 2018

by Executive Editors

EDITORIAL

A tale of two worlds

 

LEADERS

Keeping it clean
Resource revenues must come with accountability and transparency

A golden opportunity
Let’s take the lead in digital currencies

 

COVER STORY

The crypto
Cutting through the noise

Disruptive technology
Banking, Bitcoin, and blockchain—win-lose-lose or lose-win-win?

The Bitcoin revolution
A currency in the making

Lebanese entrepreneurs hop on the crypto train
Entrepreneurs aspire to tackle the digital economy on six fronts

Legal aspects of digital currencies
A leap into the unknown

Seeking crypto transparency
Talking to a local advocate for digital currencies

 

SPECIAL REPORT

A roadmap for 2018
Drilling will not begin until 2019—but this year is brimming with preparation

Saving us from ourselves
Planning begins for a sovereign wealth fund

Lebanon’s O&G wealth
How a sovereign wealth fund can keep the government honest

Environmental impact
An update to oil & gas environmental policy

One eye open
Keep oil & gas production transparent

Q&A with LPA
Discerning the next steps of oil & gas

 

ECONOMICS & POLICY

Where is the money going?
A look at the allocations of the 2017 budget

BANKING & FINANCE

CA Indosuez Wealth Management<
CA goes digital but stays personal

Is Lebanon technologically ready to tackle growth?
With better education and governance

 

REAL ESTATE

A lifeline for heritage out of thin air?
A draft law that would help with preservation heritage of Beirut buildings

Bringing order to the Order
A new president of the OEA of Beirut is shaking things up

 

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

In high spirits
Lebanon’s alcohol distributors talk growth and trends

Cheers for the beers
Craft beer: a maturing market in Lebanon

 

LAST WORD

Lebanon, let’s talk
Tackling sexual violence requires a shift in mentality