Diab’s “painful measures” are not necessary, they’re a political choice

The expertise of a “technocratic” government is being used by politicians to pass new austerity measures that serve banks at the expense of the people.

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An IMF bailout would wreak havoc on Lebanon’s economy

The IMF failed to bring growth and economic stability for almost every country it bailed out.

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Lebanon’s internet threatened to disconnect

As the economic crisis worsens, Lebanon stands to lose essential services like internet and electricity..

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn gestures during a news conference at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut, Lebanon January 8, 2020. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)
Ghosn details “injustice” in first appearance, authorities react

“I am here to clear my name.”

Protesters gather near Central Bank on December 30, 2019. (Farah Baba) Banks
Collapse on Who: Unjust bank procedures face resistance

Protesters are fighting back against the collusion of Central Bank and the Lebanese authorities with bankers at the expense of the majority of the population.

Why Aren’t Lebanese Banks Giving You Back Your Money?

The Central Bank and the Association of Banks have a major historical responsibility to protect depositors and provide transparent regulations going forward.

During the protests, several University professors gave their classes on the streets. On the Jbeil highway, Dr. Sharif Abdunnur, media ethics professor in LAU and AUT, gives an open class lecture and discussion on the importance of a technocratic government. (Eva Mahfouz)
The protesters want to end the sectarian system: Our future economy should cater to their demands

Remedying the drawbacks of our current sectarian system should be the basis upon which we build up our post-revolution economy. 

Beit El Baraka gives free food, shelter, and medicine to Lebanese retirees

With Beit El Baraka, Lebanese retirees in financial distress can eat and live with dignity..

Passengers before going through security checks at Beirut's airport. (AFP/Alarabiya)
Rethinking the role of remittances inflows in the Lebanese Economy

While economic research proved that remittances ease poverty, most studies failed to establish a causal relationship between them and economic growth. 

Lebanon's Central Bank (Bamque Du Liban) has taken several steps over the years in its attempts at stabilizing the economy.
Breaking Down Banque du Liban’s Financial Engineering

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.