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Lebanon, with its official non-interventionist stance toward private investments, offers one of the most liberal investment climates in the Middle East. The openness of the country is harnessed through the absence of legal restrictions on the entry or exit of firms, encouraging free market competition and furthering the development of the private sector. Lebanon’s low corporate tax rates and competitive taxation scheme have also played a defining factor in channeling investments to the country.  The country’s ability to manage and mitigate external risks, successfully averting the negative repercussions of the last global economic downturn and regional disturbances is attributed to its highly liquid banking sector considered the backbone of the Lebanese economy, and offering investors the security needed through its Banking Secrecy Law.

 

SOUNDNESS OF BANKS (2015-2016) 

SOUNDNESS OF BANKS (2015-2016)
Note: Standing among 140 countries. Ranking on the degree of soundness of financial institutions

Source: World Competitiveness Report 2015-2016


 

CORPORATE TAX RATES (2015)CORPORATE TAX RATES














Source: 
Countries' Investment Promotion Agencies

 

RESTRICTIONS ON CAPITAL FLOWS (2010)RESTRICTIONS ON CAPITAL FLOWS

Notes: 

* The index measures how restrictive the country’s regulations are in relation to the flow of interaction capital. 1=highly restrictive; 7=not restrictive at all
* This index has been removed from the global competitiveness report 2015 as this information is no longer collected

Source: World Economic Forum

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