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Lebanon: Peace Profits

A testament to resilience, this democratic republic has emerged from the ashes of war and is defying the world credit crisis.




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"There have been many restraining factors, but we have been able to provide the Lebanese and the international community with a feeling of confidence in our economy."

Prime Minister Fouad Siniora





No bust here — just boom

The governor of Lebanon's central bank is being hailed as a hero for his prudent actions, which saved the country's financial sector from the credit crunch.



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Ghazi Kraytem

Protective measures and future goals






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The will to win

Lebanon is spreading its wings to restore its position as the gambling, leisure and culture capital of the Arab world.








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"Many European expats who live in the Gulf states visit us, and we have started seeing an
influx from Europe as well."

Joost Komen, InterContinental Mzaar Lebanon Mountain Resort & Spa








All monetary figures are stated in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated. Director: Lucas Montes de Oca Managing Editor: Beverley Blythe; Editor: Michael Knipe; Art Director: Lisa Pampillonia Project Managers: Jesse Egger, Simmone Park and Corinne Frenzel Project Development: Clinton Cossette and Charlotte Saint-Arroman Commercial Director: Carolina Mateo Cover Photos: Megapress/Alamy; Roger Wood/Corbis; Christian Kober/Alamy; Anzenberger Agency/Jupiter Images