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JUNE 2014

by reeda

JUNE 2014




Don’t kill the banks
Not all taxes created equal

Fiscal flood
Lebanon must prepare for higher interest rates

Let the people decide
The system is broken; it’s time for something new


Guarding a fragile future
Banks shudder as the government grabs for their profits

Should our banks pay more? No.
The tax increases on the banking sector are unjustified and poorly timed

Minding the moneylenders
Dany Baz, general manager of Bankdata, offers insights into the banking industry


On the lending prowl
Creditbank reaches alpha bank status through private lending

Mind games
Banks encourage the use of cards with promises of big prizes

Lebanon's payment getaway curse
Lebanese merchants find temporary fix , no solution

The [not so little] bank that could
Bank Audi’s Turkish venture is performing beyond expectations

Size does matter
Freddie Baz explains how Turkish expansion hints at Audi Group’s regional strategy

Banking on the future of Iraq
Lebanese banks see small activity, but big potential in Iraqi market

Ambassadors of Citi
Why Citibank wants to stay in Lebanon

Lebanon’s financial sector braces for FATCA
Banks prepare to open their books to the long arms of Uncle Sam

Defending the banks’ bottom line
Q&A with Makram Sader, secretary general of the Association of Banks in Lebanon


Refugees in their own homeland
Lebanese returnees fleeing Syria receive only meager assistance


Between vision and mirage
A lack of strategy in natural gas exploitation is causing frustration

New media mandates a new school system
New techonology poses challenges to educational system

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The unwarranted embrace of decentralization
Ulterior motives threaten the viability of a federal Yemen

Avoiding the rise of ‘little’ Lebanon
Stiff challenges stand in the way of successful decentralization


Competing constructions
The Real Estate Syndicate of Lebanon prepares for its first awards program

Building luxury in Erbil
New mixed use development on track to open in 2016

Misleading law on measurements
Reform would enhance market transparency


La Traviata invites you to Italy
A look at Gemmayze’s authentic Bologna eatery


In photos: Misery and cheer
Lebanon’s domestic workers demand basic rights


Bringing Lebanese cinema to Cannes
Two local films will be screened during the festival

Lebanese basketball returns
The national team is set to take the court this week

Copy paste republic of Lebanon
We must end the scourge of plagiarism



Easing the pressure on Iran nuclear talks
Progress in negotiations bodes well for the region