national debt

Yields on Lebanon bonds soar as exports, tourism suffer

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Lebanese bond yields had their biggest monthly jump in more than three years in July as the revolt in neighboring

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Lebanon Seeks $2 Billion in Eurobonds This Year, report

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Finance Minister Mohammad Safadi said Lebanon plans to raise $2 billion in Eurobonds this year after borrowing costs of the

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Can the Lebanese Politicians Save the Economy?

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By Ghassan Karam

Whenever a country is subjected to some turbulence; social political, economic or natural; its economic performance is bound to suffer. This has always been the case, all throughout history and it still is.

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Kipp report: Lebanon’s grass not so green

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A year ago it held us all captivated, but as other markets begin to recover Lebanon’s allure is not so strong. Kipp takes a look.

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A sting in the tail

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By Emma Cosgrove

In early December, Finance Minister Raya Hassan announced that Lebanon had successfully issued $500 million in Eurobonds in an effort to refinance the country’s staggering public debt.

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Default Debt Indicators

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By Ghassan Karam

The subject of national debt, its burden or its sustainability has always led to heated debates and recriminations determined by ones political views.

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To Default Or Not To Default

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By Ghassan Karam

There comes a point when an ever expanding level of debt and the ability to service it becomes unsustainable. It is our belief that the state of Lebanon has reached this stage.

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Finance Ministry Needs To Come Clean

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By Ghassan Karam

Reading the news accounts about the press conference held by Finance Minister Raya Hassan was a cause for bewilderment and even confusion.

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