Economy

01-02-2003
Damascus hosted on February 2 and 3 a forum on Arab women rights entitled "Women and Education" held under the patronage of Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
01-01-2003
The growing integration of Syria to the regional and world economy has been one of the most important aspects of its economic policy in the last 3 years and its rising exports are believed to be one of the main factors behind last year's resumed economic growth.
01-01-2003
The number of Investment projects that have been approved by the Higher Investment Council has sharply risen in 2002, according to Mustafa al-Kifri, head of the Investment Bureau (IB).
01-01-2003
The draft law amending Syria's investment framework has been published by Al-Baath, one of the three national state-owned dailies.
01-01-2003
The World Bank has sent a team in Damascus to assess the Investment climate in the country as well as the prospects for foreign investments in the Syrian economy.
01-01-2003
Syria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 3.35 percent in 2002, according to the Minister of Economy, Ghassan al-Rifai.
01-12-2002
Syria's expansionary 2003 budget has been approved by the Parliament and ratified by the President of the Republic, Bashar al-Assad.
01-12-2002
The Ministry of Industry has announced that it has finalized its draft project to reorganize the public sector industries.
01-12-2002
On the occasion of Ramadan, Syria's President, Bashar al-Assad, has ordered a one-time payment of half the month salaries for all public sector workers.
01-11-2002
The Investment Higher Council (IHC), which overviews and processes investment applications that are eligible for Investment Law N°10 facilities, is set for some changes.
01-11-2002
The Syrian Parliament has started discussing the 2003 draft Budget which calls for a rise of over 17.5 percent in expenditure.
01-11-2002
The high expectations raised by the setting-up of the Unemployment Committee reflects the hopes pinned on an institution that aims at tackling one of Syria's most pressing challenges, its rising unemployment rate.
01-11-2002
The Syrian government decreed on October 22 a 20% increase in the wages and salaries of private-sector employees.
07-10-2002
The Syrian government has set an expansionnary 2003 budget with expenditures expected to rise by 17.5 percent to reach SYP420 billion (USD8.4 billion).
09-09-2002
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has released its latest figures on the structure of the labour force in Syria.

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