Economy

19-11-2001
In its latest meeting, the Investment Higher Council gave the go ahead to over 102 projects for a total amount of SYP26.6bn (US$532 million), reported Al-Baath.
19-11-2001
The Saudi government is in talks with six Arab and Muslim states to sell off its stake in seven joint-venture companies, including the Saudi-Syria company for industrial and agricultural investment, said Al Mustaqbal.
19-11-2001
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) revealed that GDP growth for year 2000 reached 0.6%.
19-11-2001
Issam al-Zaim, the Minister of Planning, said that Syria had no intention of privatising and had made the strategic choice of holding on to state assets in order to face a potential threat from Israel, reported Al-Hayat.
19-11-2001
The Central Bureau of statistics (CBS) released its latest figures on Syria's population, reported Al Mustaqbal.
19-11-2001
In its 2002 budget the Syrian government has allocated SYP20 billion (US$400M) for consumer goods subsidies and price control, said Teshreen.
05-11-2001
Syria must find an answer to its rocketing population, Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs Naji Otri said Saturday, reported Zawya.
05-11-2001
The government has approved a national program to create jobs for about 440,000 young people during the next five years, Syria's deputy prime minister said Saturday, reported Zawya.
29-10-2001
A study carried out by two Damascus University students revealed that over 80% of Syrian managers view their role as mere agents of the Executive Boards, reported Teshreen.
22-10-2001
Bashar al Assad's visit to Sudan will cover economic and trade relations between the two Arab countries, reported Al Mustaqbal.
22-10-2001
A study carried out by the Syrian Economic Center, established that a Syrian average income does not cover a third of his basic needs, reported Al Sharq al Awsat.
15-10-2001
The Investment higher council approved the licensing of 128 new investment projects, reported Al Sharq al Awsat.

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