Founder and President of Nasser Saidi & Associates and Former Chief Economist and Head of External Relations at the DIFC Authority and Executive Director of Hawkamah, The Institute for Corporate Governance and Mudara Institute of Directors Dr. Nasser H. Saidi is the former Chief Economist and... Read More
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Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments appeared in the Reuters article titled “A year on, Lebanon’s protests have faded and life has got worse“, published 16th October 2020. Comments are posted below: “I think young people are trying to survive, that’s why they’re not going to the streets. I think they’ve been frightened because they’ve been threatened,” said Nasser Saidi, a leading economist and former minister. “We’ve never had anything this bad.”
Dr. Nasser Saidi, Lebanon’s Former Minister for Economy, weighs in on the country’s current economic and political peril in his interview with Hadley Gamble on CNBC’s “Capital Connections” program, aired on 15th Oct 2020.
Dr. Nasser Saidi’s comments appeared in the Reuters article titled “‘We’re scared’: Lebanon on edge as time and money run out“, published 9th October 2020. Comments are posted below: “Everything that happened since last October could have been avoidable,” Nasser Saidi, a former vice central bank governor, told Reuters. He said targeted aid to the poorest Lebanese would be more effective than subsidies across the board, which had benefited smugglers taking goods into Syria. “It’s all kicking the can down the road. What should have been done is a full economic and financial plan,” Saidi said.
Dr. Nasser Saidi spoke with Dubai Eye’s Business Breakfast team on 28th Sep 2020, sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil given PM designate Adib’s resignation, surging inflation rates and poverty as well as the exchange rates on the black market. Listen to the full radio interview here.
The Arabic version of the article titled “لبنان يحتاج إلى ثورة رقمية” can be accessed on the website directly (paywall) or read below. The English version of the same article, titled “Lebanon needs a digital revolution” can be downloaded here.