Business Lebanon

  • Red wine

    For the latest edition of Access: Middle East, CNBC's Hadley Gamble discovers the aromatic world of Lebanese wine.

  • CNBC's Hadley Gamble learns how one winery represents "a natural outgrowth of what Lebanon has to offer."

  • Wine with a whiff of conflict

    Wine exporter Michel Karam explains how Lebanese wine is exciting consumers, and which markets around the world are most interested in "an affordable way to take a taste of the country’s cultural past."

  • Liquid assets

    The business minds behind a world class boutique winery in Lebanon explain why they chose a somewhat unexpected location to set up their business.

  • For this edition of "Access: Middle East," CNBC's Hadley Gamble headed to Lebanon to take a look at the culture and history of the country.

  • CNBC’s Hadley Gamble heads to downtown Beirut to visit the farmers’ market. Here’s what she discovered.

  • Author Philip Mansel explains how competition among Lebanon’s various factions created a rich and vibrant tapestry of trade and industry.

  • What does all that cultural, religious and economic baggage add up to? For many Lebanese it’s a source of inspiration and industry.

  • *Iraq offers 12 small, midsize fields in tender. *Iraq keen to regain market share lost due to sanctions, war. Crude output in Iraq, OPEC's second largest producer, is already rising dramatically despite corruption, poor infrastructure and the fight against Islamic State.

  • BEIRUT, Oct 26- Iran's carpet makers are distancing themselves from their government in promoting their handmade work as they seek to regain valuable U.S. sales and protect jobs following the removal of economic sanctions. Years of sanctions had helped Iran's three main competitors in handmade carpets- India, Pakistan and Turkey- establish themselves in many...

  • DUBAI, Oct 16- Saudi Oger has begun talks with potential buyers for its 20.93 percent stake in Arab Bank in a deal that could raise about $1 billion for the embattled construction giant, sources aware of the matter told Reuters. A small number of potential buyers from Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East have started negotiations, five sources said on condition...

  • DUBAI, Oct 16- Saudi Oger has begun talks with potential buyers for its 20.93 percent stake in Arab Bank in a deal that could raise about $1 billion for the embattled construction giant, sources aware of the matter told Reuters. Among the interested parties vying for the Arab Bank stake is Saudi Arabia's al-Hokair family, two of the sources said.

  • MADRID, Oct 13- A centuries-old tapestry factory in Spain has come back from the brink of bankruptcy after an injection of public money, a debt restructuring plan and its biggest order in 200 years- a German commission for dozens of tapestries. The turnaround of the 296- year-old Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid is a rare bright spot for Spanish companies facing...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- Iran signed the first oil output contract under a new, less restrictive model on Tuesday, Iranian oil officials were quoted as saying, with a firm identified by the United States as part of a conglomerate controlled by Iran's Supreme Leader. The U.S. Treasury Department named Persia Oil& Gas in 2013 as part of Setad Ejraiye Farman-e Emam, or Setad, a...

  • Sept 25- Iran introduced credit cards for the first time on Sunday, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported. Iran is looking to bolster its oil production and economy after world powers in January lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. Valiollah Seif, the head of the central bank...

  • Sept 25- Iran introduced credit cards for the first time on Sunday, the Iranian Students' News Agency reported. Iran is looking to bolster its oil production and economy after world powers in January lifted sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. Valiollah Seif, the head of the central bank...

  • ABU DHABI/ BEIRUT, Sept 19- Syria's wheat harvest nearly halved to 1.3 million tonnes this year, the lowest in 27 years, as fighting and poor rainfall further degraded the farming sector and the nation's ability to feed itself. The government of President Bashar al-Assad was forced to tender this summer for an unprecedented 1.35 million tonnes of imported wheat...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 14, 2016.

    Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened a ceasefire plan.

  • *Air strikes jeopardise Syria ceasefire plan, Russia says. MOSCOW, Sept 18- Moscow stepped up its war of words with Washington on Sunday, saying air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition on the Syrian army threatened the implementation of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire plan for Syria and bordered on connivance with Islamic State. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a...

  • *Syria says U.S.-led jets hit its position in Deir al-Zor. BEIRUT/ MOSCOW, Sept 17- U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Syrian soldiers on Saturday, Russia and a monitoring group said, putting a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire in jeopardy and prompting an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting. The United States military said the coalition stopped...