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  • Carol Friandise

    Carol Friandise

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    هيدا كان مدخول الفرد ايام عهد الرئيس كميل شمعون، التاسع في العالم


    الموضوع عندك موضوع رئيس ؟ هيدي هيّ؟
    لك بدّي أسألك سؤال ... قديش بده ياخود وقت أجتماع الحكومة الحالية بصندوق النقد؟ كم يوم؟
     
    Picasso

    Picasso

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    Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Explodes, Threatening Decades of Prosperity

    By Ben Hubbard

    Bad planning, corruption and the sudden shock of a pandemic have caused the Lebanese currency to crash and consumer prices to jump. Hunger looms.

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Flawed policies and sudden shocks have thrust Lebanon into its worst economic crisis in decades, with its currency collapsing, businesses shutting, prices for basic goods skyrocketing and the threat of hunger looming for its poorest people.

    “They come to sell because they need to eat,” said Ali Sabra, a gold merchant in Beirut who pays cash to families selling dowries and wedding rings to buy food.

    “This time you sell your gold,” Mr. Sabra said. “What will you do next time?”

    Lebanese have long stood out in the Middle East for not letting political upheaval or civil violence get in the way of enjoying the finer things in life. Night clubs and hotels stayed open though wars, and while the tap water was undrinkable and the electric grid unreliable, even the middle class could afford nice clothes, low-paid maids from Ethiopia or the Philippines and occasional foreign vacations.

    Underlying that lifestyle was a longstanding government policy that kept the value of the Lebanese pound pegged to the U.S. dollar, allowing the Lebanese to interact seamlessly with the world economy.

    But that system has unraveled in recent months, fueling an economic collapse that has been exacerbated by a government-imposed lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Analysts warn that the downturn could pauperize the middle class, making it that much harder for the country to recover.

    “There are many sins and many sinners,” said Roy Badaro, a Lebanese economist. “The sins of the past have to be paid for today and in the future, so there is a distribution of pain to cover the costs.”

    The result will be, he said, “a serious downgrade in lifestyle.”

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    Iron Maiden

    Iron Maiden

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    Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Explodes, Threatening Decades of Prosperity

    By Ben Hubbard

    Bad planning, corruption and the sudden shock of a pandemic have caused the Lebanese currency to crash and consumer prices to jump. Hunger looms.

    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Flawed policies and sudden shocks have thrust Lebanon into its worst economic crisis in decades, with its currency collapsing, businesses shutting, prices for basic goods skyrocketing and the threat of hunger looming for its poorest people.

    “They come to sell because they need to eat,” said Ali Sabra, a gold merchant in Beirut who pays cash to families selling dowries and wedding rings to buy food.

    “This time you sell your gold,” Mr. Sabra said. “What will you do next time?”

    Lebanese have long stood out in the Middle East for not letting political upheaval or civil violence get in the way of enjoying the finer things in life. Night clubs and hotels stayed open though wars, and while the tap water was undrinkable and the electric grid unreliable, even the middle class could afford nice clothes, low-paid maids from Ethiopia or the Philippines and occasional foreign vacations.

    Underlying that lifestyle was a longstanding government policy that kept the value of the Lebanese pound pegged to the U.S. dollar, allowing the Lebanese to interact seamlessly with the world economy.

    But that system has unraveled in recent months, fueling an economic collapse that has been exacerbated by a government-imposed lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. Analysts warn that the downturn could pauperize the middle class, making it that much harder for the country to recover.

    “There are many sins and many sinners,” said Roy Badaro, a Lebanese economist. “The sins of the past have to be paid for today and in the future, so there is a distribution of pain to cover the costs.”

    The result will be, he said, “a serious downgrade in lifestyle.”

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    “a serious downgrade in lifestyle”...
    i swear this is the only thing we ever care about, tefchikh w papaziyet.
     
    IMF Negotiations Officially Underway - 5/13/2020
    TayyarBeino

    TayyarBeino

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    اعلنت وزارة المالية في بيان ان "الحكومة اللبنانية باشرت اليوم مفاوضات رسمية مع صندوق النقد الدولي لمناقشة خطة التعافي المالي التي وضعتها الحكومة.
    ان وزير المالية الدكتور غازي وزني يدير هذه المحادثات التي تأتي بعد المناقشات التمهيدية التي أجراها يوم الاثنين (11 أيار/مايو 2020) مع ممثلين عن صندوق النقد الدولي.
    يشارك في هذه المحادثات فريق من وزارة المالية ومصرف لبنان، بحضور ممثلين عن مكتب رئيس الجمهورية ومكتب رئيس الوزراء.

    وتجدر الإشارة الى أنه يتم تنظيم هذه المحادثات عن طريق مؤتمرات الفيديو
    (video-conference)".
    وقال الوزير وزني: "إن الحكومة اللبنانية وصندوق النقد الدولي قد أنجزا المرحلة الأولى من المحادثات بهدف التوصل الى اتفاق يعيد وضع الاقتصاد اللبناني على المسار الصحيح"، مضيفا: "نحن مرتاحون لأجواء هذه المناقشات الأولية، ونتوقع أن تكون المناقشات المقبلة بناءة بالقدر ذاته".

     
    Orangina

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    اعلنت وزارة المالية في بيان ان "الحكومة اللبنانية باشرت اليوم مفاوضات رسمية مع صندوق النقد الدولي لمناقشة خطة التعافي المالي التي وضعتها الحكومة.
    ان وزير المالية الدكتور غازي وزني يدير هذه المحادثات التي تأتي بعد المناقشات التمهيدية التي أجراها يوم الاثنين (11 أيار/مايو 2020) مع ممثلين عن صندوق النقد الدولي.
    يشارك في هذه المحادثات فريق من وزارة المالية ومصرف لبنان، بحضور ممثلين عن مكتب رئيس الجمهورية ومكتب رئيس الوزراء.

    وتجدر الإشارة الى أنه يتم تنظيم هذه المحادثات عن طريق مؤتمرات الفيديو
    (video-conference)".
    وقال الوزير وزني: "إن الحكومة اللبنانية وصندوق النقد الدولي قد أنجزا المرحلة الأولى من المحادثات بهدف التوصل الى اتفاق يعيد وضع الاقتصاد اللبناني على المسار الصحيح"، مضيفا: "نحن مرتاحون لأجواء هذه المناقشات الأولية، ونتوقع أن تكون المناقشات المقبلة بناءة بالقدر ذاته".

    كيف فينا نعرف شو هيي المناقشات؟
     
    Nevermore

    Nevermore

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    Hopefully this doesn't happen, but if the state decides to cut employees' salaries, those soldiers at the border might have an extra incentive to accept bribes in exchange for overlooking underground commerce and people movement..
     
    TayyarBeino

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    13:40

    مجلس الوزراء يستمع الى عرض وزير الطاقة حول المفاوضات التي اجريت مع الشركات المعنية بعروض بناء معامل الكهرباء
     
    Rafidi

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    Look at this brat. He is trending on twitter after a press conference. They keep inciting their foreign masters that the govts have been "Hezballah's govt" until Lebanon gets hit with sanctions and the economy is destroyed and EVERYONE, mostly the popular base of those against Hezballah, suffer the consequences. Then they start crying that the world isn't helping because Hezballah is "dominating" the govt with it's two ministers. If Hezballah has more or most allies and friends among the major political parties in Lebanon, doesnt that show Hezballah has built bridges among patriotic Lebanese and not destroyed bridges?

    If these clowns think Hezballah will withdraw from the govt or parliament and hand over to them to continue looting and continue their feudal politics, then they're not ready to find real solutions. They should keep blabbing. Hezballah baqen, baqen, baqen, w aqwa, aqwa, aqwa.

    This remnant of the old feudal order is claiming to speak in the name of the so called revolution and the protesters and he is asking them to return to the streets after the protests. To what end, I dont know. That's how we took to the streets in October and shutdown the country only to get to a worse situation than it was before the protests.

     
    Carol Friandise

    Carol Friandise

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    Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Explodes, Threatening Decades of Prosperity
    By Ben Hubbard
    Bad planning, corruption and the sudden shock of a pandemic have caused the Lebanese currency to crash and consumer prices to jump. Hunger looms.
    More...
    Enough to realize that this is a well planned conspiracy.
    But no, the Lebanese people who are constantly threatened by the militias of the sectarian political class are not responsible
    for the shortcomings of this corrupted and criminal class and those scumbags have no right to force the Lebanese people to pay the price
    We will not accept a handicapped life style while we fulfill enforced commitments by NATO.
    Let it be known to all the Lebanese people that the offer given by NATO in exchange of naturalizing the Palestinians and Syrian refugees is PATHETIC
    the IMF has nothing of great value to offer Lebanon.
    Always remember the for the IMF israel's well being and superiority comes first and Lebanon is in no exception to that, no matter how much you "WESTERNIZE"
    yourselves ... you will be always looked upon as expandable mercenaries

    As for the sectarian scum bags, return the ****ing money if you consider yourselves national leaders, else step down.
    Where's the problem? the Lebanese people need to be united ... there is your weakness O Lebanese ... you are sectarian divided.
    you need to go to the streets and clash with the mercenaries of the sectarian political parties, other than this .. you will be thrown
    into a situation worse than the STL
     
    Rafidi

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    There are some people who do not want to see Lebanon prosper or come out of this crisis except they are in power, even though they do not have the needed representation in parliament to take over government. They have always wanted to stage a coup since the election result of 2018.

     
    Carol Friandise

    Carol Friandise

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    “a serious downgrade in lifestyle”...
    i swear this is the only thing we ever care about, tefchikh w papaziyet.
    trust me there are people who became poor, one thing is for sure, this political league
    is 80% responsible for this economic crisis and 20% responsibility is on the banks.
    The corrupt political league doesn't want to admit it and its players are covering for each others
    by throwing it all on the banks and the banks don't have a say because if Salemeh and the banks committee
    spoke, they won't expose only themselves but all this rotten political league.

    Mou3ayaneh el mecaniquieh is closed as well as paying the mecanique for your car because of the corona bullshit,
    All those who are supposed to do car check ups and pay since the beginning of the year until now they will be forced to pay
    jaza and accused of being late because our corrupt political system is hypocrite while the roads of Lebanon are being mutilated
    by the corrupt political system and its tools, so right after you have fixed your car, you'll have to buy new parts again.
     
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