Lebanon

In-depth country-focused analysis on Lebanon's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Lebanon's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Lebanon, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Lebanon's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Lebanon before your competitors.

Lebanon Country Risk

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Core Views The ongoing civil war in Syria is having severe repercussions on the Lebanese economy. Lebanon's medium-term growth trajectory will settle well below pre-crisis levels due to a lack of...

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Lebanon Industry Coverage (7)

Autos

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Heightened risk from the situation in Syria, coupled with a weak economic outlook, will continue to dampen autos demand in the Levant region. Of the three countries covered in this report, it is the...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Food & Drink

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Executive Summary The outlook for private consumption is uninspiring. Although the latest Business Sentiment Survey from the central bank indicates a 3.4% y-o-y improvement in the headline reading...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Lebanon's IT market is forecast to be a regional outperformer over the medium term as strong economic growth underpins market expansion. The total size of the Lebanese IT market in...

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Insurance

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BMI View: At first glance, it is obvious that many of the weaknesses that are common to (almost) all the national insurance markets of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region feature...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View:   Lebanon ' s pharmaceutical sector is dominated by expensive drug imports as local firms ' innovation and drug output remains low. We believe a multilateral approach to promoting...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View:   A lack of true competition in the mobile market has held back Lebanon's growth potential and we continue to forecast it remaining below 100% for the duration of our five-year...

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