International Monetary Fund’s mission chief to Lebanon Andreas Bauer said the country is now taking advantage of the gains brought by “domestic stability and prudent policies.” He noted that the economy is in good shape and that strong momentum could continue throughout 2010. He added that Lebanon’s GDP might exceed 8 percent if the trend is sustained.

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    • Chiden Balmes

      Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.