Lebanon Salameh sees great potential in economy

Central bank governor Riad Salameh says he believes that the economy could see healthy growth next year if the country does not suffer from increased regional instability. "The recent government measures can help GDP growth to reach 3% if not more," Salameh told to a local newspaper.

The new government of Rafik Hariri has reduced customs duties on most imported products and liberalised air travel in and out of Lebanon in an bid to grow the economy by 3%-5% in 2001. The government is also expe