The Central Bank and the Association of Banks have a major historical responsibility to protect depositors and provide transparent regulations going forward.
Remedying the drawbacks of our current sectarian system should be the basis upon which we build up our post-revolution economy.
With Beit El Baraka, Lebanese retirees in financial distress can eat and live with dignity..
While economic research proved that remittances ease poverty, most studies failed to establish a causal relationship between them and economic growth.
While the Central Bank’s operations were an ingenious approach to the problems at hand in Lebanon, they are only temporary solutions that give policy-makers more time to address the country’s problems.
Arab leaders continue to overlook one structural reform that would undoubtedly strengthen their economies: the full integration of women in the labor force.
Lebanese politicians have taken Syrian refugees as the scapegoat for all the political, economic, social & environmental turmoil that predate their arrival.
The condition that Lebanon falls into is a product of a historical process that separated politics from economics through bureaucracy and technocracy.
The ruling class, which has been in power for almost 30 years, is collectively responsible for the economy’s dire state of affairs. It should bear the costs of reforms and spare ordinary citizens.