Finance

09-04-2002
Syria and Bahrein ended yesterday their joint committee meeting with the signing of a series of cooperation agreements and memorandums of understanding.
08-04-2002
The Syrian industrialists businesswomen council has denied it has any plan to set up a women-dedicated bank.
04-04-2002
Starting April 20, the Syrian central bank (CBS) will begin taking applications to let private banks operate in the country, reported Sana, the state news agency.
01-04-2002
A seminar to be held in Damascus at end of the month, on women's role in economic development, will see the announcement of the set up of a women-dedicated industrial bank.
25-03-2002
The state-owned Industrial Bank recorded profits of SYP100 million (USD2 million) in 2001, said Teshreen.
06-03-2002
The Syrian People's Council (Parliament) finally approved the reformed financial law, which governs the works of the financial sector and the Central Bank.
25-02-2002
The gas pipeline that will eventually link Egypt to Syria will be partly funded by Arab financial institutions.
21-02-2002
The five Lebanese banks established in Syria's free trade zones are not witnessing any activity, almost two years after starting their operations.
15-02-2002
Lebanon's balance of payments reached a record deficit of USD1.17 billion in 2001.
14-02-2002
Societe Generate, one of France's leading commercial banks, is studying with the Syrian government the project of setting up a banking network in the country.
07-02-2002
Jean-Louis Mattei, in charge of International Relations at Societe Generale, a leading French commercial bank, met on Tuesday in Damascus Mustapha Miro, Syria's PM.
04-02-2002
A delegation from Japan's Bank for International Cooperation will be visiting Damascus this month to finalize the legal aspects of Japan's USD70 million financing of Lattakia's port extension.
04-02-2002
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide loans of more than 165 million euros (USD142 million) to finance projects in Syria.
28-01-2002
Hermes, Germany's export credit insurer has resumed its cover of the Syrian market.
21-01-2002
Industrialists have forwarded a request to the Ministry of Industry, to drop interest rates charged on credits allocated to them.

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