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Younger Lebanese mobilize on economy

BEIRUT: With a government now formed, the time is nigh for the implementation of much-awaited reforms that politicians have been foreshadowing since the CEDRE conference last year, when over $11 billion was pledged to Lebanon.

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The market is demanding lira signaling start of turnaround

The market is demanding lira signaling start of turnaround

Since the formation of the new Cabinet, U.S. dollars are being offered on the local market to buy liras, according to Governor of the Central Bank Riad Salameh.

“This strengthens again the role of the Lebanese currency as a vehicle for savings,” Salameh said.

Marwan Barakat, Chief Economist and Head of Research at the Bank Audi group, said that the market is more relaxed"...

Everything you need to know about skiing in Lebanon

Everything you need to know about skiing in Lebanon

No offence, but you’re probably wrong about Lebanon. This is a country that upends visitors’ preconceived notions like no other.

Think it’s dangerous? You’re many times more likely to be robbed back home, pretty much regardless of where you’re from. Think they don’t like Westerners? Lebanese faces"...

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Misplaced trust

Misplaced trust

Through discussions with Lebanese citizens about the space for free speech in the country, we have found that many Lebanese say they take solace in the belief that despite the government’s failure to provide even the most basic services, they at least are free to say, write, and joke about their predicaments, and criticize those they think are responsible.

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