Economy

01-01-2003
The draft law amending Syria's investment framework has been published by Al-Baath, one of the three national state-owned dailies.
01-01-2003
The World Bank has sent a team in Damascus to assess the Investment climate in the country as well as the prospects for foreign investments in the Syrian economy.
01-01-2003
Syria's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 3.35 percent in 2002, according to the Minister of Economy, Ghassan al-Rifai.
01-01-2003
The Ministry of Construction announced that it had put forward a draft project to merge the six companies affiliated to it, into three new companies, and that the draft document had been accepted by the Government.
01-12-2002
Syria's expansionary 2003 budget has been approved by the Parliament and ratified by the President of the Republic, Bashar al-Assad.
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).
12-08-2002
The Syrian government has banned the import of diesel vans, in a move designed at reducing pollution in the country.

Events

The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Syria Pharma
Damascus International Fairground