Economy

02-07-2007
The European Commission will be offering EUR 130 million in grants to Syria in the coming four years according to Vassilis Bontosoglou, Ambassador and Head of the EC delegation in Syria.
25-06-2007
The International Monetary Fund has published an extremely positive report on the performance of the Syrian economy in 2006.
25-06-2007
Syria is still far from its target of a social market economy, says Taysir Raddawi, the head of the State Planning Commission.
18-06-2007
Syria is likely to need years before it could become a candidate to join the World Trade Organization, according to Keith M. Rockwell, WTO spokesman.
04-06-2007
The Syrian Investment Commission has licensed 30 investment projects that are worth a total investment cost of SYP 12.27 billion.
03-06-2007
Naji Al Otri, Syria’s Prime Minister, laid the foundation stone and inaugurated a series of social and health projects during a visit to the two central governorates of Homs and Hama.
28-05-2007
Abdallah Dardari, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, painted a rosy picture of the state of the Syrian economy during a press conference in Damascus on May 21
28-05-2007
Damascus ranked only 176th in the world in terms of the quality of living in it according to an international survey that includes 215 cities worldwide
21-05-2007
Syria’s total foreign trade volume rose to SYP 1 trillion (USD 20 billion) in 2006, an annual increase of 12 percent, according to preliminary estimates from the Central Bureau of Statistics.
14-05-2007
The White House extended on May 9 the sanctions the United States first imposed on Syria in May 2004 under the Syria Accountability Act.
07-05-2007
During a visit to the city of Deir-ez-Zor, the Syrian President laid the foundation stone to a number of projects worth a total of close to SYP 20 billion (USD 400 million)
07-05-2007
The Central Bureau of Statistics is working hard to improve the quality and reliability of its data, Ibrahim al-Ali, head of CBS said.
07-05-2007
The governments of Syria and Qatar have signed an agreement to establish a joint holding company in Syria with a capital of USD 5 billion.
30-04-2007
Syria will not implement the Value Added Tax next year, Mohammad Hussein, Minister of Finance, said
30-04-2007
Cham Holding, the largest private consortium of Syrian businessmen held its founding General Assembly meeting and elected its board of directors on April 29

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