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Debt and Deficit: A continuing curse in the Cedar nation

finance minister told The Daily Star. Jihad Azour, a senior economist who assumed the post from 2005 ... deficit to around 10 percent of GDP, a former finance minister told The Daily Star.Jihad Azour, a senior ... budget figures exclude the cost of debt servicing. Azour said the Finance Ministry had yet to include ...

13/02/2013 - 09:03 - comment 0

Public sector pay increase to fuel inflation in Lebanon - Economists

of the salary scale is at least $1.5 billion in the first year” Jihad Azour, former finance minister and an economist, told The Daily Star . Azour believes that the Cabinet apparently made this promise ... Manjian said. But Azour rejected any halfhearted solutions to solve the salary scale dilemma. “If we ...

27/02/2013 - 13:48 - comment 0

Next government, inshallah! Lebanese parliament to keep procrastinating on salary scale?

in 2017 to fund the wages. Echoing similar views, former Finance Minister Jihad Azour told The Daily ... Azour said. He added that Cabinet did do its math when it decided to embark on funding the salary ... in the coming five years,” Azour stressed. “What is even worse is that the average salary of public ...

07/11/2012 - 07:38 - comment 0

Labor Pains: Lebanese economy suffering more contractions

the situation here, it simply goes elsewhere,” Ghobril said. Jihad Azour, a former finance minister, told ... seeing the economy growing between 1 and 2 percent in 2013 , Azour said that even if such growth ... Azour said. ...

04/07/2013 - 11:31 - comment 0

Lebanon safe from debt crisis fallout

will not make a big difference in the bourse,” Jihad Azour, former finance minister and key executive at Booze ... the jittery markets around the world. Azour also believes that Lebanon has already managed to get all its ... and thus increase the cost of borrowing in the country,” he added. Azour and other experts were ...

10/08/2011 - 17:01 - comment 0

The Lebanese economy takes an unexpected nosedive

instability like the situation here, it simply goes elsewhere,” Ghobril said. Jihad Azour, a former ... for Lebanon. While still seeing the economy growing between 1 and 2 percent in 2013, Azour said that even ... no wonder there is no growth,” Azour said. ...

03/07/2013 - 09:40 - comment 0

Syria sanctions risk Lebanon trade routes

The Daily Star on condition of anonymity. Former Finance Minister Jihad Azour told The Daily Star ... make certain that Syria will not shut down its border as a means of retaliation,” Azour said. ...

01/12/2011 - 09:23 - comment 0

Israel lifts air blockade of Lebanon, continues with naval seige

is estimated at around $45 million a day," Finance Minister Jihad Azour told reporters.   ...

18/05/2010 - 11:16 - comment 0

AFED’s Annual Conference in Beirut

by former Minister of Finance of Lebanon Dr. Jihad Azour, the second dealing with the role of regional ...

18/10/2010 - 10:45 - comment 0

AFED’s Annual Conference in Beirut

of water, chaired by former Minister of Finance of Lebanon Dr. Jihad Azour, the second dealing with the role ...

Press Release - 26/12/2010 - 17:11 - comment 0