Central banker of the year announced

Several publications announced awards for the world's central bankers this week, including a Euromoney award for Lebanon' s central bank governor Riad Salameh for his management of the crisis during Israel's recent onslaught.

Salameh received the 2006 prize of the world's best central bank governor at a ceremony in Singapore, on the sidelines of an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, it said in a statement.

During the Israel-Hezbollah conflict, Euromoney said t