The EDL building in Beirut. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's economy can only achieve its growth potential if the war in neighboring Syria comes to an end, according to the World Bank.The presence of an estimated 1.5 million Syrian refugees and the occasional clashes between the Lebanese Army and militants along the borders were among the main factors which further exacerbating the economic woes of Lebanon.This gloomy picture induced the World Bank to project a low GDP growth in 2016 .The governor of the Central Bank has even projected zero GDP growth this year.The World Bank argued that the fall in oil prices in international markets had mixed blessings for Lebanon.
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