Lebanon's economic collapse: What happened?

Beirut (AFP) - Protest-hit Lebanon has approved an economic rescue plan and requested aid from the International Monetary Fund as it battles its worst financial crisis in decades.But how did Lebanon become one of the most indebted countries in the world? What's the plan out of this quagmire, and how likely is it to work?How did we get here? - After the 1975-1990 civil war, Lebanon set about rebuilding, launching itself on a path of endless borrowing and ballooning debt.Successive governments focused on developing an economy built around services and tourism, and fuelled by foreign investment, ...


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