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27-11-2006
The text of the intervention of Samir Aita, economic and financial consultant, during a banking conference held in Damascus between November 3-5.
18-06-2006
The International Monetary Fund has made public for the second year in a row its annual assessment of the economic situation in Syria.
17-03-2006

The full text of Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt’s address to the Saban Centre of Middle East Policy at Brookings Institute in Washington on March 6. The introduction and following question and answer forum was moderated by Martin Indyk, Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. Source: Brookings Institute

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 Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP) is granting a EUR 200 million loan for the construction of the Deir-ez-Zor Power Plant in Syria.
15-10-2005
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Syria that the country’s oil reserves will be exhausted in the next two decades and urged the country to initiate the appropriate reforms so as to generate other sources of revenue.
16-05-2005
The Baath Party conference will set the political tone for the coming period. It will also set the agenda for the much needed economic reform in Syria. The Syria Report talks to Abdullah Dardari, Head of the State Planning Commission, about what the ex...
01-05-2004
The IMF expects Syria's GDP growth to reach 3.6% this year and to rise slightly to 4% in 2004.
01-03-2004

By Samir Aïta*

Several recent signs in Syria show that the country has started loosing its old equilibrium. A number of these signs are visible to outside observers; but others are more profound and are starting to change the vision of the role of the State itself.

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.

01-07-2002

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.

17-05-2002
Syria hiked fuel prices on Tuesday 14, including a 20 percent rise in gasoline prices, a 38 percent increase in heating oil prices and a 33 percent growth in cooking gas prices.
07-01-2002
Mustafa Miro, Syria's Prime Minister, said that the International Monetary Fund agreed on Syria's current development program and saw no particular reason for privatising the public sector.
07-01-2002
Syria's new industry minister, Issam al Zaim, said that his country will keep its state industries although their accumulated losses reached USD1.6 billion in 2001.