Economy

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...
16-05-2005
The Baath Party conference will set the political tone for the coming period. It will also set the agenda for the much needed economic reform in Syria. The Syria Report talks to Abdullah Dardari, Head of the State Planning Commission, about what the ex...
02-05-2005
Thirteen cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed between Yemen and Syria during the three-day visit of the Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Otri to Yemen on April 18.
15-04-2005
The Head of the State Planning Commission Abdullah Dardari has signed four cooperation projects with the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) worth $5.6m.
15-04-2005
Russia and Syria intend to increase bilateral trade turnover to USD 1 billion from its current figure of only USD 218 million, it was announced following a meeting of the Russian-Syrian commission for trade and economic and scientific-technical coopera...
02-04-2005
The tourism sector has taken a blow, while retail sales are suffering from the absence of Lebanese shoppers.
02-04-2005
According to a recently released report, the estimated money transfers from Syrian workers in Lebanon stood at USD 1.5-2 billion a year.
16-03-2005
As the Syrian European Business Centre (SEBC) comes toward the conclusion of its project in September 2006, plans are being laid to hand over the reigns for providing support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Syria to a new joint Syrian-Europea...
16-03-2005
The current pressure to drive Syria out from Lebanon has started to have some effects on economic relations between the two countries.
16-03-2005
Syria’s official unemployment rate currently stands at 16%, according to the Minister of social affairs and Labour, Diala Haj-Aref.
16-03-2005
According to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index (CPI) rose 14% over the 2000-2004 period, or an annual average of 2.8%.
01-03-2005
According to a report from ANIMA, the French-based Euro-Mediterranean Network of Investment Promotion Agencies, the trend for Foreign Direct Investments in Syria is on the rise.
09-02-2005
Following the signing of a free trade agreement with Turkey, an interview with Ghassan Habash, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade.
09-02-2005
The Syrian public sector will get greater managerial flexibility thanks to the new Law N°2 issued following a Presidential decree on January 9.
10-01-2005
Syria and Turkey signed a historic free trade agreement between them on December 22 during the visit to Damascus of Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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