Lebanon : Selected Issues

Publication Date: February 09, 2012
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Summary: Lebanon’s credit growth in 2008–10 has been concentrated in trade and services, household loans, and the construction sector. These sectors accounted for almost 80 percent of all new loans extended since 2008. Real estate lending in particular has been increased substantially. On the demand side, a renewal in confidence following an improved political environment in 2008 led to a rebound in economic activity that, together with a real estate boom, fueled credit demand.
Series: Country Report No. 12/40
Subject(s): Credit expansion | Economic growth | External shocks | Oil prices | Selected issues

Publication Date: February 09, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781463940362/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1LBNEA2012002 Pages: 47
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