Economy

03-02-2006
The Syrian Government has sharply raised the prices of cement and petrol to bring them more in line with world market prices, reduce the cost of subsidies and limit the size of the black market.
03-02-2006
The Government has increased the salaries of civil servants a few days following a rise in the domestic price of fuel and cement.
17-01-2006
Syrian investors were significantly active in the UAE markets during the year 2005 judging from figures released by the Abu Dhabi stock exchange (ADSE).
17-01-2006
Insisting that the country remains free of bird flu despite the recent deadly outbreak of the H5N1 virus in Turkey, that has killed four children, Syrian health officials destroyed birds at a market in Qamishli, on its north-eastern border, on January 15.
17-01-2006
The Syrian Government approved the draft text of the 10th 5-year plan early January. The text is doing away with detailed planning and is focusing instead on defining strategies and setting goals.
05-01-2006
Following the elections at the Chamber of Industry of Aleppo, which took place on November 15, Ghassan Tayyara, the Minister of Industry has appointed six additional members to the Board of the Chamber, in compliance with its bylaws.  
05-01-2006
Syria allowed the import of several types of textile fabrics in a statement made by the Minister of Economy and Trade Amer Hosni Lutfi.
17-12-2005
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) expects Syria’s growth rate to reach 4.5 percent for the year 2005, recording an increase from last year’s rate of 2.0%.
01-12-2005
The Syrian Government is finalizing the country’s first Competition and Anti-Trust Law. To learn more on the content and background of the text, The Syria Report talks to Kanaan Al-Ahmar, who, as a member of the special committee set-up in the Mi...
01-12-2005
Turkey will assist Syria in combating avian influenza, a viral infection which is lethal to poultry and has been documented as infecting and killing other animals, including humans.
15-11-2005
Whether it is pure propaganda aimed at further pressuring the Syrian regime or true facts in the face of escalating tension between Syria and the US, American sources were quoted last week as reporting a massive flight of capital from Syria to banks in...
15-11-2005
In an effort to decrease the government’s fiscal bill and to stop the smuggling of oil derivatives across frontiers, a Syrian governmental committee recommended gradually increasing the price of oil derivatives in line with a long term-goal to ap...
15-11-2005
More details have been released on the country’s 2006 budget.
01-11-2005
The Syrian government plans to increase its budget by 7.6 percent compared to 2005.
01-11-2005
In an effort to boost consumption, the Syrian government announced it will pay its active and retired employees a one-time grant which will amount to 50 percent of their fixed monthly salary.