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Investing in the Lebanese Creative Economy yields future opportunities for younger generations

Lebanon has an opportunity to fuel its economic growth, by further investing in its creative ecosystem. Additionally, over the past few years the Creative Economy sector has witnessed a significant development in this region, in general and in Lebanon in particular, and there has been an increase in the size and quality of creative production. This makes it important to start addressing creativity from an economic perspective and to promote the understanding of creativity as a viable economic activity that generates wealth and jobs.
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Lebanon ranks 49th globally for microfinance environment

The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Microfinance Index ranked Lebanon in 49th place among 54 countries worldwide and in last place among 14 countries in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) in terms of the environment for microfinance, as reported by Lebanon This Week, the economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group. Also, Lebanon came 12th among 14 Upper Middle Income Countries (UMICs) included in the survey.
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Lebanon to Auction Offshore Gas Exploration by 2012, Says Bassil

Energy and Water Minister Jebran Bassil on Thursday said Lebanon plans to outline its maritime sea borders and auction off rights to explore potential offshore natural gas and petrol reserves by 2012.

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Lebanese tourism jumps 11.58%

Lebanon’s tourism ministry has reported an 11.58% increase in the number of tourists in July compared with the same month last year, Daily Star has reported.

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Lebanon, Syria and Jordan

RGE’s Q3 2010 Outlook

The improvement in macro conditions in the MENA region will cushion the relatively closed Levant countries, with investment, tourism and government spending the main growth drivers in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan in H2 2010 and 2011.

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Business Report: Lebanon is the real outperformer in the region

The three countries covered in this Business Forecast Report Jordan, Lebanon And Syria have all, to a greater or lesser degree, shrugged off the worst of the global economic slowdown.

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Resilient Lebanon attracts tourists, money, glamour

Two years ago, Lebanon was reeling from a crisis which brought gun battles onto the streets of Beirut, forced its airport to shut, and threatened to pitch the Mediterranean country back into civil war.

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