Features

01-12-2003
By Samir Aïta* The technical negotiations for the Association Agreement (AA) between Syria and the European Union appear to have reached a conclusive stage. 
01-12-2003
On 13 & 14 December, an important seminar is being organized in Damascus to discuss the prospects for human development in the Arab World following the publication of the 2003 (and second) issue of the Arab Human Development Report. 
01-12-2003
The Syria Accountability Act was supposed to frighten US investors away from the country. Not that they were rushing to put their money in there anyway, but at least it was important that they didn't feel the door was closed for them.
01-12-2003
By Mouaffaq Nyrabia * Following his nomination as Prime Minister, Naji al-Otri toured the different ministries to meet with their staff and discuss his new government priorities. His tour included a visit to the ministry of Finance in the presence of the new Minister of Finance, Mohammed al-Hussein. This same Minister, member of the Regional Command of the Baath Party, also held a press conference, a few days later to talk of his new tasks.
01-11-2003
The lack of competitiveness of Syria's private sector is often cited as one of the main dangers facing the Syrian economy, in the light of the growing competition that is expected to follow the signing of the association agreement with the EU and the full implementation of the Arab Free Trade Area in 2005. 
01-11-2003
The Ministry of Industry is taking the first steps towards withdrawing itself, i.e. the State, from the management of manufacturing companies. Indeed, in a meeting with industrialists, the Minister of Industry announced that a number of companies in the food and beverages sector were now opened for a "partnership" with the private sector.
01-11-2003
by Samir Aïta* Following the reorganisation of the Ministries of Finance and Economy and the new portfolios they are now in charge of, two issues have been the focus of ongoing debates in Syria.
01-10-2003
On October 23, Syria will witness the opening of its most important business event in years.
01-10-2003
The end of the month meeting of hundreds of European, Syrian, Lebanese and Jordanian businessmen will make of "EU-Mashrek" the key business event of the year in Syria.
01-10-2003
Beyond its political message, the new Syrian cabinet also carries an economic one. Instead of the previous contradictory triumvirate made of the minister of Industry (a proclaimed Marxist), the minister of finance (a liberal technocrat converted to state capitalism) and the minister of economy (a pragmatic liberal), the new economic team is evolving around two axes.
01-10-2003
By Mouaffaq Nyrabia* The concept of economic reform entered Syria's political discourse in the late 1980s, and gained real momentum only with the arrival of the new president. For the past three years an intense effort has been made to provide it with a framework and a clear program.
01-08-2003
Syria's expatriate community is full of success stories in the economic, business and trade fields.
01-07-2003
In the last few years, the European Investment Bank has established itself as one of the main providers of finance to Syria.
01-06-2003
One year after providing its first loan, the Agency for Combating Unemployment (ACU), also referred to as the Unemployment Commission), continues to attract very strong interest from the specialists and the wider public.
01-05-2003
Private Banking is now a reality in Syria. Whether the introduction of private investors into the financial sector will be enough to revive it remains to be seen, but an important step in the reform of the Syrian economy has now been passed.

Events

All Energy 2016
Dama Rose Hotel
Computer & Technology Show
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