This week on Marketplace Middle East

A man counts money at an exchange booth at the Buqayaa smugglers market on Lebanon's border with Syria.

Story highlights

  • MME analyzes how Lebanese businesses are coping with unrest in neighboring Syria
  • Syria was the country's largest trading partner in 2010
  • MME also speaks with former Governor of Lebanon's Central Bank, Riad Salame

IN FOCUS: Syria's Ripple Effect

MME takes a look at how Lebanese businesses are coping with the ongoing unrest in neighboring Syria, the country's largest trading partner in 2010.

FACETIME: Riad Salame, Lebanese Central Bank Governor

Former Governor of Lebanon's Central Bank Riad Salame has steered the country's economy through recession, war and political uncertainty. This week MME spoke to him about the economic spillover effect of Syrian unrest.

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