Economy

14-05-2002
A 20 percent rise in the salaries of all state civil and military employees will take effect starting June 1.
13-05-2002
Kuwait's National Investments Company has announced that it has established a joint holding company with a capital of KWD30 million (USD98 million) to invest in Syria.
07-05-2002
Trade between Lebanon and Syria grew to USD363 million in 2001, a 17 percent increase on the previous year's USD309 million figure.
07-05-2002
In order to create 1.2 million jobs in the coming five years, Syria will need to invest no less than USD24 billion.
02-05-2002
The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development has approved a USD100 million to the programme to fight unemployment in Syria.
29-04-2002
In a bold intervention, Ghassan al-Rifai, Syria's minister of economy, said that economic reforms in the country are facing in every place and at every time an unabated resistance.
26-04-2002
The European Union representation in Damascus announced Thursday that the EU would grant EUR93 million (USD83 million) to Syria over three years, from 2002 to 2004.
02-04-2002
Syria's customs department is gathering information and studying various projects in several countries in preparation for the introduction of an electronic Customs system in the country.
26-03-2002
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) gave its go ahead to over 131 new project applications that should give rise to SYP4.6 billion (USD92 million) worth of investment.
25-03-2002
A seminar on demographic changes was held Saturday 23 in Damascus by the UN and the French institute for demographic studies (INED).
09-03-2002
Syria's economy grew by 5.9 percent in 2001, from SYP897 billion (USD17.94 billion) in 2000 to SYP950 billion (USD19 billion) last year.
07-03-2002
The government's decision to replace all state employees that are above retirement age is sparking a wide debate in Syria.
03-03-2002
An official notification issued by the Syrian President puts an end to the services of all state employees that are over sixty years old.
01-02-2002
84 new investment application got the go ahead in the latest meeting of the investment higher council, chaired by Mustapha Miro, PM.
31-01-2002
The Syrian President released a decree on Wednesday, providing his government ministers with increased authority.

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