Sep 20, 2000, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9057153
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Year Next Iran For Growth GDP Cent Per 4 Predicts IMF (IMF) Fund Monetary International The -- IRNA 20, .Sept London, year this Iran in cent per 4.3 of growth GDP real a forecast has and Arabia Saudi in than higher 2001, in cent per 4 to rising .Kuwait in increase the expects also Outlook Economic World latest Its 13 to 2000 in cent per 16 from decline to Iran in prices consumer .year next cent per have quotas OPEC in increases and prices crude in rebound The oil-producing most for prospects and activity economic boosted .Tuesday reported it East, Middle the in countries oil-producing among growth economic that projected IMF The remain and 2000 in positive turn" to Gulf Persian the in countries improved balances, external and fiscal stronger to due "2001, in so .demand domestic greater and confidence 5.3 of Arabia Saudi in growth GDP although that predicted It than higher slightly be would cent per 6.3 of Kuwait and cent per of growth Iran's year next year, this increase cent per 4.3 Iran's for rate cent per 9.2 the than greater much be would cent per 4 .Kuwait for cent per 2 and Arabia Saudi to referred report its prospects, growth in improvement the Despite structural with slowly, albeit ahead, pressing countries three all .sector private non-oil the boost to reforms fiscal and external the although that said it Iran, of case the In growth output" prices, oil higher to due improved had positions and unemployment and distortions, structural by constrained remained ".high remain inflation were pace, cautious a at implemented being reforms, Promised primary the as investment sector private encouraging" on focused market-based more through employment and growth of source to up opening by and policies rate interest and exchange-rate ".investment foreign HC/JH End