• 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.


Will hybrid cars become a new trend in Lebanon?:


  • The BSE total trading volume reached 30.8 million shares in the first half of 2012, amid the growing fears of instability,down 42% from the same last year period.
  • In the first quarter of 2012, the market activity at the Beirut Stock Exchange (BSE) plunged 47 percent compared to same last year period, with a total trading volume of 13.4 million shares,
  • Standard & Poor’s S&P Indices and the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE) launched the S&P AFE 40, an index designed to measure the performance of 40 leading companies from the Pan-Arab region.
  • Today, a new capital market law in Lebanon aims to stimulate the investment in financial instruments, which are long-handled shy. The activation of the capital market, however, still awaits the appointment of three members by the Lebanese government,
  • Stock market activity decrease by 72 percent to $467 million in the first nine months of 2011. Figures released by the Beirut Stock Exchange indicate that total trading volume reached 64.2 million shares in the first 9 months of 2011,
  • Lebanese capital markets reacted tranquilly to the release of the special tribunal for Lebanon indictment which named four suspects in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.  
  • Lebanon’s capital market experienced mixed performances and phases. In 2010, Beirut stock market (BSE) capitalization fell by 2.06 percent to $11.06 billion as a result of drop in stock prices. Lebanon's capital markets performances were mixed. 



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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