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Lebanon’s ‘lung’ to Arabian Gulf markets choked by politics

  • Lingering disputes between Lebanon and Syria, and political gridlock in Beirut, mean that many Lebanese businesses still rely on longer and costlier transport by sea
  • Lebanon’s exports plunged from a high of 78 percent of GDP in 2008 — three years before the start of Syria’s civil war — to a low of 36 percent in 2017
By AP ·