• Lebanon ranks sixth among Arab countries in Electronic commerce.LEbanon This Week 2018
  • Number of inernet users in Lebanon at 3.2 million in 2017 compared to 2 million users in 2012. Madar Research and Development
  • Car sales increased by 2 percent in the first ten months of 2013.
  •  Total number of real estate transactions reached 31,943 in the first half of  2013, down 7.1% from 34,388 in the same last year period, according to the Ministry...
  • A total of 7,484 new passenger cars were sold in the first quarter of 2013,registering
  • Fiscal deficit up by 67.6%   Reached $3.9 billion in 2012, registering an increase by 67.6% from $2.3 billion from previous year, according to figures released...
  • Car sales up 6%
  • Total assets of commercial banks in Lebanon reached $149.4 billlion at the end of October 2012, up 7% from end-October 2011.


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  • Subsidized interest loans to productive sectors reached $482.5 million in the first half of 2011
  • Commercial bank's assets reached $138 billion at the end of August 2011
  • The draft budget for 2012, projects deficit at 30 percent of expenditures, excessive spending widens deficit by 14 percent
  • Cost of sending remittances from US to Lebanon reached 14% in Q3-2011 for a $200 transfer
  • Property sales transactions down 18.4 percent in the first eight months of 2011 relative with the same last year period
  • Tax free spending increased by 4 percent in the first 8 months of 2011
  • Customs receipts decreased by 25 percent to $997 million in the first 8 months of 2011
  • Construction permits down 1.3 percent in the first 7 months of 2011
  • Consumer Price Index indicates that inflation increased by 5.5 percent in August 2011 from August 2010.Byblos research
  • Industrial exports totaled $1.9 billion, up 6 percent in the first seven months of 2011
  • Gross public debt reached $52.8 billion by end-July 2011
  • Number of tourists totaled 993,867 in the first 7 months of 2011  from 1,326,001 in the same last year peirod,posting a 25 percent decrease
  • Trade deficit  totaled $8.4 billion, up 4 percent in the first 7 months of 2011
  • Commercial banks' assets reached $136.9 billion by end-July, a increase of 10.3 percent from the same last year period.
  • Kafalat loan guarantees down 13 percent in the first 4 months of 2011.
  •  Car sales down 7 percent in the first five months of 2011.
  •  Industrial exports surged by 3 percent to $1.7 billion in the first half of 2011
  • Number of issued credit and debit cards totaled 1,734,173 by end July up 3.4 percent from end 2010
  • By end of March 2011 Lebanon's gross public debt reached 526$ billion. Gross public debt amounted to $526 billion at the end of 2010.
  • Cement deliveries up 6.7 percent in 2010

Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




  1. Moody’s Investors Service indicated that the high level of Central Bank reserves is...
  2. In 2010, the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 8 percent. The economic forecast...
  3. The General Labor Confederation (GLC) warned that the increase of the value added tax (VAT) rate...
  4. Finally, the electricity bill law is approved by the Lebanese parliament. A draft law allocates $1....
  5. Will the government raise the minimum wage?A scenario, some experts expect will result in layoffs...


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