Executive Magazine Times are very tough for Lebanon’s real estate sector. After years of poor demand in the upper and middle segments of the housing property market, demand… Read more “The scramble to sell as Lebanese real estate nears crisis point | Executive Magazine”
Executive Magazine Coming into 2018, Lebanon’s real estate market was already sputtering. For several years, real estate developers have complained of worrying market conditions—always hoping that the next… Read more “Survival of the fittest for Lebanese real estate developers | Executive Magazine”
I guest co-host the 20th episode of The Lebanese Politics Podcast with Benjamin Redd. We discuss Lebanon news of September 23 – 28, including a controversial street name in Ghobeiry, the new Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, more Syrian refugee returns, Ain al-Hilweh on edge, the difficulties in implementing Lebanon’s access to information law, and the latest on the budget.
The main topic: real estate, how the halt of Public Corporation for Housing subsidized loans (Iskan loans) will impact first-time home buyers, the pricing out of Lebanese from Beirut, and whether we can say that we have reached a crisis point in the Lebanese real estate market. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts or on Soundcloud following this link:
Executive Magazine It is August in Lebanon, which means stifling heat during the day, and humidity that hugs the skin late into the evening like a hot,… Read more “High oil prices and a weak dollar hurt the Lebanese | Executive Magazine”
Executive Magazine If you ask the farmers of the Bekaa Valley, they will explain that cannabis cultivation in Lebanon predates the establishment of Lebanon’s republic by generations. Located… Read more “Efforts to legally monetize Lebanon’s cannabis | Executive Magazine”
Executive Magazine It is common knowledge that Lebanon is in an economic rut. The six-year war in neighboring Syria has negatively impacted the local economy, just as domestic… Read more “Iran showdown threatens Lebanon’s economy | Executive Magazine”
Executive Magazine A legal challenge of the 2018 budget law taken to the Constitutional Council, Lebanon’s highest court, threatened to cancel what was the country’s second state… Read more “Lebanon’s 2018 budget remains despite multiple constitutional violations | Executive Magazine”
Executive Magazine Over 300 days have passed since Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, stood on the White House lawn next to Donald Trump as the US President… Read more “Lebanon’s economy at risk from external pressures | Executive Magazine”
Lebanon wants $17 billion for its capital investment plan and donors pledged $11 billion in loans at April’s CEDRE conference.
Lebanon would need to address structural fiscal problems, or increase revenues to the state treasury.