The economists were divided on whether Salameh’s term would be renewed. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi
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Leading economists projected Lebanon's GDP growth to reach 2.5 percent in 2017 compared to 2 percent by the IMF. The projection came in a survey conducted by Economena Analytics, which interviewed 17 economists and bankers.The economists were divided on the possibility that Riad Salameh's term as governor of the Central Bank would be renewed, with the outlook tilted toward a term extension.The majority of economists said that Salameh, whose fourth term ends in July 2017, will likely be reappointed.
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