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.
The Central Bureau of statistics (CBS) released its latest figures on Syria's population, reported Al Mustaqbal.
In its 2002 budget the Syrian government has allocated SYP20 billion (US$400M) for consumer goods subsidies and price control, said Teshreen.
Syria must find an answer to its rocketing population, Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs Naji Otri said Saturday, reported Zawya.
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.
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.
Bashar al Assad's visit to Sudan will cover economic and trade relations between the two Arab countries, reported Al Mustaqbal.
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.
The Investment Higher Council approved the licensing of 128 new investment projects, reported Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.


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