Features

01-04-2003
Financing is one of the major hurdles Syrian entrepreneurs face in developing and expanding their businesses. The lack of a sound, modern and efficient banking sector is clearly to blame for that.
01-03-2003
Many reasons, not always convincing, have been put forward to explain the difficulties Syria has in attracting foreign investments. Less attention has been given to the hurdles faced by its local industrialists in the day-to-day running of their business.
01-03-2003
Intellectual Property (IP) does not make the headlines in Syria these days; and it never did. However, with the combined growing integration of its economy to the world economy and the increasingly important place the knowledge economy is set to take, Syria will have to face IP issues, manage the constraints they put and try to benefit from the opportunities they provide.
01-02-2003
Human Resources! Whether in the state administration or in the private sector, whether it is foreign bankers who are seeking to enter the Syrian market, or private Syrian entrepreneurs who are looking for export markets, they all complain of the lack of adequate human resources in Syria.
01-12-2002
Released a few months after the United Nations Arab Human Development Report, the Arab World Competitiveness Report (AWCR), issued last September, has drawn less attention from the Arab Media.
01-11-2002
The last few years have witnessed a sharp fall in Syria's population growth rates after over three decades of spiralling increases that were among the highest in the world.
01-11-2002
Syria's drive to diversify its export base and to reduce its currency earnings dependency on oil has failed to meet expectations.
01-07-2002
Although the last two years have witnessed a new spirit in the way the country is managed, the speed of the economic reforms is still desperately slow.
01-07-2002
Although the last two years have witnessed a new spirit in the way the country is managed, the speed of the economic reforms is still desperately slow.
01-06-2002
The signing of bilateral free trade agreements with a host of Arab countries has been a marked feature of Syria's economic policy in the last two years.
01-04-2002
With its former head now a President of the Republic and four of its other members government ministers, the Syrian Computer Society (SCS) can boast of a membership few other organisations in the world can compete with.
12-02-2002
With only 0.3% of its population wired to the net, Syria lags far behind all its Arab neighbours. The number of Syrian web sites is still very low, not numbering more than three hundred, the country has no real web portal to speak of and until last December, no e-commerce site.
01-01-2002
In his speech, last December, before the newly-sworn in cabinet, Bashar al Assad felt necessary to mention, among the general policy guidelines he laid down for his government, one specific sector he thought his newly nominated team had to address urgently, the water crisis his country is facing.
01-01-2002
In its drive to spur GDP growth, the Syrian government has been trying, for several years now, to attract foreign direct investment.
01-01-2002
In its drive to spur GDP growth, the Syrian government has been trying, for several years now, to attract foreign direct investment. However, outside the oil and tourism sectors, this policy has failed to yield significant results and the international business community still seems to be backing off from the country.

Events

2nd International Finance Markets Investment Forum 2011
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo
6th Damascus Insurance Forum
Four Seasons Hotel