Economy

15-09-2005
Syria’s most respected economists delivered a harsh verdict on the state of the country’s economy, calling for radical reforms to the public sector and financial management in a series of discussion papers presented at the special meeting o...
15-09-2005
Syria ranked the same relatively to last year in the Human Development Report (HDR) 2005 published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
16-07-2005
Syria and Qatar agreed to establish a joint holding company with USD 200 million in capital to invest in industrial, transportation and tourism sectors in both countries, with potential investments reaching some USD 1 billion, the official state news a...
16-07-2005
White Young Green (WYG), a British engineering consultancy has won a USD 10m EU-funded contract to modernise Syria's local administration, including an integrated development plan for the old city of Damascus, as well as five other cities over an initi...
16-07-2005
Syria has faced up to the levels of poverty in its country, with the release of a nationwide UNDP report, produced in conjunction with the State Planning Commission, showing that between 2003-2004 almost 2 million individuals, or 11.4% of the populatio...
02-07-2005
The nation wide census conducted last year by the Central Bureau of Statistics has started to yield its first results.
16-06-2005
Arab investments in Syria reached USD 61.1 million in 2004 according to the annual Report on Investment Climate in Arab Countries published by the Inter-Arab Investment Guarantee Corporation (IAIGC).
16-06-2005
Syria has joined the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an institution part of the World Bank Group.
16-06-2005
Syria’s gross domestic product stood at SYP 1,103 billion (USD 22.062 billion) in 2004, a 3.2% annual growth according to preliminary figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
16-06-2005
The Syrian and Italian authorities are finalizing discussions around a EUR 10m Italian loan in favour of the Agency for Combating Unemployment (ACU).
03-06-2005
According to the annual report of the Investment Bureau, the Investment Higher Council licensed a total of 759 investment applications for a total paper value of SYP 203.6 billion (around USD 3.85 billion).
03-06-2005
The EU is providing a EUR 18 million loan to Syria under the MEDA programme to ensure better management of the country’s big cities - including developing city properties, attracting private investment, creating jobs and boosting services such as...
03-06-2005
In its first trip outside London, the annual Women in Business (WiB) International Forum brought together nearly 2,000 delegates from 40 different countries for a two day meeting in Damascus aimed at encouraging networking between businesswomen from the Arab world and across the globe.
16-05-2005
Tariffs on cars imported into Syria were slashed on May 6 by issuance of Presidential decree No. 197 that reduces duties paid on cars with engines less than 1.6 litres from 145% to 40% and on cars with engines larger than 1.6 litres from 255% to 60%.
16-05-2005
The 450% increase last September in the price of industrial diesel oil has raised the total cost of electricity subsidies for the Syrian government to an annual amount of between SYP 22-25 billion, according to Moneeb Saem al-Daher, Syria’s minis...

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