Economy

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.
28-01-2002
Syria spends over 34.5 percent of its budget expenditures to cover its defence needs.
21-01-2002
New amendments to Investment law N°10 are being studied, said Mohammad Suraqbi, head of the Investment Bureau.
20-01-2002
According to Hamdi al Tabaa, head of the Arab Businessmen Council, current Syrian investment regulations cannot lure investors.
18-01-2002
Syria's new minister of economy, Ghassan al Rifa'i, said that the private sector will have a leading role in the growth of the Syrian economy.
14-01-2002
According to Shibli Abu Fakhr, Syria's deputy minister of economy, the signing of the Lebanon-EU association agreement will have positive repercussions on Syria.
14-01-2002
The Syrian government is planning to raise the salaries of state employees between 15 and 25 percent.
07-01-2002
The tax exemption agreement between Syria and the United Arab Emirates takes effect from this day after the two countries exchanged the ratified documents.
07-01-2002
The retirement age for certain categories of wage earners and employees has been lowered to 55 years for men and 50 years for women.
31-12-2001
President Basshar al Assad issued a decree on December 31 amending several articles governing the social security system.
24-12-2001
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) gave the go ahead to 92 new industrial and agricultural projects put forward by Syrian and Arab investors.

Events

The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
MEDHealth 2015
Dama Rose Hotel