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Lebanon News

Luxembourg, Lebanon Near DTA Conclusion

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, June 11, 2012

Luxembourg’s Economy Minister Etienne Schneider has recently conducted a working visit to Lebanon to promote economic relations between the two countries. Read Full Story


US Issues Annual IPR Country Report

by Glen Shapiro,, New York

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released its annual ‘Special 301 Report’ on the perceived adequacy and effectiveness of US trading partners’ protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPR). Read Full Story


US Busts Extensive Panamanian Money-Laundering Racket

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control has announced a major crackdown on an extensive money laundering network based primarily in Panama, which includes several money exchange businesses based in the nation. Read Full Story


EU Preferential Trade Regime To Be Improved

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The European Union has launched a process which it believes will allow for the easier operation of preferential trade between itself, the Southern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans, by overcoming many of the current difficulties caused by the management of a large variety of bilateral agreements. Read Full Story


Luxembourg's Gulf Tour Strengthens Economic Ties

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, February 14, 2011

Luxembourg’s Head of State the Grand Duke and Finance Minister Luc Frieden recently undertook a visit of the Gulf region in a bid to promote the country’s financial centre. Read Full Story


Israeli Gas Find Could Lead to Prompt Tax Changes

Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

There has been great excitement in Israel recently, with the confirmation by Houston-based Noble Energy Inc that an offshore gas field called Leviathan could contain 16 trillion cubic feet of gas. This would make it the world’s biggest deepwater gas find in a decade, with enough reserves to supply Israel’s gas needs for 100 years. Read Full Story


Trade Ministers Look For Euro-Med Free Trade Area

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, November 15, 2010

Working towards a full Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area and how to boost Euro-Mediterranean trade and investment were on the agenda of a recent meeting between The European Union Trade Commissioner, Karel De Gucht, and trade ministers of the Union for the Mediterranean in Brussels. Read Full Story


Lebanon Urged To Broaden Tax Base

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A recent International Monetary Fund mission in Lebanon called for the government to tackle the country’s debt of 148% of gross domestic product by broadening the tax base significantly. Read Full Story



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