Economy

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.
19-08-2002
In its latest meeting, the Investment higher Council (IHC) has given its go-ahead to 108 new projects, with a total investment value of SYP6.3 billion (USD126 million).
19-08-2002
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Syria's population will number 18.164 million in 2003, 19.158 million in 2005, 21.8 million in 2010.
12-08-2002
The Syrian government has banned the import of diesel vans, in a move designed at reducing pollution in the country.
05-08-2002
The Syrian social security and pensions organisation will be spending a total of SYP26 million (USD520.000) in the coming two years to computerise its operations, reported Teshreen.
03-07-2002
An economic reforms program announced by Mohammed al-Hussein, deputy PM in charge of economic affairs forecasts a 4% GDP growth by 2006 and around USD600 of investments in the tourism sector.
19-06-2002
Syria is to unify the different currency rates it applies to its imports.
27-05-2002
The increase in the price of heating oil was brought down to SYP140 per twenty litres, after it was set at SYP169.

Events

Investment Facilities at the Industrial City of Adra
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Syria Energy 2020
Damascus International Fairground