12 Lebanese Women in Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017 List

The 2017 Forbes list of the 100 most powerful Arab Businesswomen is out and 12 Lebanese women made the list. Forbes collects information from annual reports and company websites and look at criteria such as company revenues or GDP, years of experience and scope of the role or ministry. The UAE had the highest number of women on the 2017 list with 18, followed by Egypt with 16 and Lebanon with 12. Lubna S. Olayan,…

Le Charcutier Aoun is not Selling and will Remain 100% Lebanese

For the past three years, I've been hearing rumors about Charcutier Aoun selling out to Al Futtaim but the deal never took place. Negotiations were apparently serious this year but the deal was cancelled and the Charcutier will stay 100% Lebanese. Le Charcutier is one of the oldest and largest supermarket chains in Lebanon with 14 outlets. "The deal, if completed, would probably be the largest acquisition agreement in the retail sector", and would have…

Where is Lebanon Headed?

4 months ago
Mustapha From Beirut Spring shared with me a really important piece by Synaps on Lebanon’s economy and where the country is headed to. It’s a bit long but an eye opener and a must-read if ...

Travel & Tourism 2017 Index: Lebanon Among The Least Safe Countries in the World

5 months ago
The 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of ...

Ex-PM Najib Mikati Tops Lebanon’s Billionaires For 2017

5 months ago
Forbes’ 2017 Billionaires list is out and this year’s list was topped by Bill Gates ($86 Billion) followed by Warren Buffett ($75.6 Billion) and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in third spot with $72.8 Billion. As far ...

#LiveLebanon Wants to Turn your Ideas to Projects

5 months ago
There are plenty of problems in Lebanon that can be solved through small projects and initiatives. These projects may not offer long-term solutions but they can be a good alternative and compensate for the authorities’ ...

Harvard Business Review: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

6 months ago
HBR recently published a research showing how Arab immigrants have made major contributions to American science and technology. The aim is to document the extent of Arab contributions to American innovation at times where the ...

Ma Tne2, De2! Speak up Against Corruption

7 months ago
We all had to bribe someone in Lebanon at some point. I hated the idea and always did everything I could in order not to but it’s simply not possible. Luckily enough, I just had ...

What I Learned As a Jury Member of “Product of the Year”

8 months ago
We’ve all seen the “Product of the Year” (POY) label in red on products’ ads and on supermarket shelves. I myself have been invited several times to attend the ceremonies where the different categories’ POY ...

Would Legalizing Electricity Production & Sales Solve Lebanon’s Power Crisis?

9 months ago
I saw this interesting video on the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies FB page where they are promoting the idea of legalizing electricity production and distribution to solve Lebanon’s Power Crisis. They are arguing that ...