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

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 a country”. It is issued by the World Economic Forum and ranked countries based on several pillars. Lebanon ranked 96th worldwide, out of 136 countries. Here's how it ranked in some of the key pillars: - International Openness 100th -…

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

Forbes' 2017 Billionaires list is out and this year's list was topped by Bill Gates followed by Warren Buffett and Amazon's Jeff Bezos in third spot with $72.8 Billion. As far as Lebanon is concerned, Najib & Taha Mikati continue to top Lebanon's Billionaires list with $2.6 Billion each, followed by Bahaa Hariri and Robert Mouawad . I could not find Saad Hariri on the list.
Business

#LiveLebanon Wants to Turn your Ideas to Projects

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

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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 ...
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Ma Tne2, De2! Speak up Against Corruption

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

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

4 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 ...
Automotive

Nissan-Renault Boss Carlos Ghosn To Become Mitsubishi Motors Chairman

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Carlos Ghosn is getting appointed soon as the new chairman of Mitsubishi Motors and by doing so, will become the first executive to head three different automakers at the same time. The announcement was made ...
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What’s So Special About These Maku Sandals?

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A group of three Lebanese have apparently come up with the most comfortable sandals ever with an unmatched quality and versatility. They call them Maku and they are already off to a great start on ...
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My Ogero DSL Internet Stopped Working Two Weeks Ago

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Photo Credits: Executive Magazine Two weeks ago, my home internet stopped working, the internet button on the Ogero DSL modem turned red, I tried restarting the modem, turning it off and on, I checked all ...
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