Economy

Ziad Ghosn
After three years of intervention by the central bank to sell foreign currency on the domestic market, the Syrian government has decided to back up...
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Firas Abou-Mosleh
Policies in place in Lebanon have pushed the national economy to specialize more and more in serving a rentier regional economy, and made it...
Monday, February 23, 2015
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Eva Shoufi
Lebanese businesses depend on Syrian labor, particularly in the building and construction sector, which currently employs around 350,000 Syrian...
Friday, February 20, 2015
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Ziad Ghosn
Black market dealers in Syria have taken control of the foreign exchange market, leading exchange rates to hit record levels. The past few days have...
Monday, February 16, 2015
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Hussein Mahdi
One result of the commodification of education, according to former Labor Minister Charbel Nahas, is seeing young people resort to private higher...
Monday, February 16, 2015
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Shaida al-Amin
Oil is one of the primary issues in Iraq today, and a main factor in driving its political process. From the southern provinces all the way to the...
Friday, February 6, 2015
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According to its most recent report, entitled, “Plunging Oil Prices,” the World Bank expects lower oil prices to benefit Lebanon’s economy. Thus, the...
Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Eva Shoufi
New shipments of contaminated sugar enter the country every month. It is thought that up to 26 percent of sugar consumed in Lebanon each year (150,...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
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Eva Shoufi
A historic event in the struggle of male and female workers in Lebanon happened on January 25. The founding conference aimed at establishing a “new”...
Monday, January 26, 2015
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