Lebanon’s Central Bank Prohibits The Use of Bitcoin

A friend posted yesterday about BDL's ban of bitcoin in Lebanon so I remembered an old draft I had not published yet about that matter. One month ago, during the 7th CSR Lebanon Forum, Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh clearly stated that BDL is strongly opposed to the use of bitcoin and that they're planning to launch their own digital currency soon. He continued that "These are not currencies but rather a commodity whose prices…

Beirut Ranked 101st Most Stressful City in the World

An online website ranked the least and most stressful cities in the world using various factors such as green spaces, public transport, mental health, noise pollution, sunshine hours, air pollution, traffic and race equality. To come up with the list, they studied 500 locations based on data relating to the cities themselves, pollution, finance and the citizens. Within these, they analysed criteria such as traffic, security and mental health issues. It's not the most reliable…
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12 Lebanese Women in Forbes’ Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen 2017 List

1 year ago
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 ...
Business

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

1 year ago
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 ...
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Where is Lebanon Headed?

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

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

1 year 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 ...
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#LiveLebanon Wants to Turn your Ideas to Projects

1 year 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’ ...
Business

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

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

1 year 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 ...
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