This study summarizes and highlights the main findings of FitchSolution “Lebanon Trade and Investment Risk Report Q3 2019” report adding some information and data by BLOMInvest Bank.
Despite the fact that Lebanon is highly open both to trade and foreign direct investment “Lebanon is becoming an increasingly high-risk location for FDI”, according to FitchSolutions Report “Lebanon Trade and Investment Risk Report Q3 2019”. This can be mainly linked to the international financial and economic crises, political instability in the region especially that the country depends highly on risk sensitive sectors such as banking, tourism and real estate and most importantly the Syrian Crisis and the influx of refugees. Moreover, corruption has become a vital issue in Lebanon preventing its development and prosperity and affecting several business-related areas. Accordingly, the report gives Lebanon a score of 51.9 out of 100 on the “Trade and Investment Risk Index”.
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