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The Arab social contract was designed to placate the people – provide public sector jobs and free social services, and the...
It was never the same for the Lebanese ecosystem after 2014. Banque du Liban’s (BDL) Circular 331 was meant to create the foundations...
When it comes to VCs on the Lebanese scene, Phoenician Funds is the new kid on the block.
One year old now, it was cofounded by Jad...
In August 2014, Banque du Liban (the Central Bank of Lebanon, abbreviated as BDL) issued Circular 331 with the aim of injecting 400 million...
It is said that innovation is an entrepreneur’s best friend.
But in Lebanon a strong second contender has to be the central...
Marianne Hoayek at BDL Accelerate in November 2014. (Image via
Lebanon’s Central Bank first announced that it
would be taking special ...
Last week, representatives of USAID, the Berytech Foundation (a
Lebanese incubator and VC fund), and the United States...
Henri Asseilly at ArabNet Beirut earlier this year. (Image via
As we previously
reported, the focus of the ‘sponsored a...
The Circular 331 panel.
A Lebanon-based $71 million fund focusing on the
Middle East and North Africa; plans for a Beirut chapter...
Around 10 days ago, the Central Bank of
Lebanon (the Banque du Liban) released an announcement that it had
instituted a new policy to...