Economy

02-04-2002
Syria's customs department is gathering information and studying various projects in several countries in preparation for the introduction of an electronic Customs system in the country.
26-03-2002
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) gave its go ahead to over 131 new project applications that should give rise to SYP4.6 billion (USD92 million) worth of investment.
25-03-2002
A seminar on demographic changes was held Saturday 23 in Damascus by the UN and the French institute for demographic studies (INED).
09-03-2002
Syria's economy grew by 5.9 percent in 2001, from SYP897 billion (USD17.94 billion) in 2000 to SYP950 billion (USD19 billion) last year.
07-03-2002
The government's decision to replace all state employees that are above retirement age is sparking a wide debate in Syria.
03-03-2002
An official notification issued by the Syrian President puts an end to the services of all state employees that are over sixty years old.
01-02-2002
84 new investment application got the go ahead in the latest meeting of the investment higher council, chaired by Mustapha Miro, PM.
31-01-2002
The Syrian President released a decree on Wednesday, providing his government ministers with increased authority.
28-01-2002
Syria spends over 34.5 percent of its budget expenditures to cover its defence needs.
21-01-2002
New amendments to Investment law N°10 are being studied, said Mohammad Suraqbi, head of the Investment Bureau.
20-01-2002
According to Hamdi al Tabaa, head of the Arab Businessmen Council, current Syrian investment regulations cannot lure investors.
18-01-2002
Syria's new minister of economy, Ghassan al Rifa'i, said that the private sector will have a leading role in the growth of the Syrian economy.
14-01-2002
According to Shibli Abu Fakhr, Syria's deputy minister of economy, the signing of the Lebanon-EU association agreement will have positive repercussions on Syria.
14-01-2002
The Syrian government is planning to raise the salaries of state employees between 15 and 25 percent.
07-01-2002
The tax exemption agreement between Syria and the United Arab Emirates takes effect from this day after the two countries exchanged the ratified documents.

Events

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