Economy

01-05-2004
The European Union will be providing 55 million euros in financial support to Syria this year, as part of its 3-year National Indicative Programme (NIP) that runs from year 2002 to 2004.
01-05-2004
The IMF expects Syria's GDP growth to reach 3.6% this year and to rise slightly to 4% in 2004.
01-05-2004
The Ministry of Economy has finalized a new draft law for the set-up of an export promotion agency (EPA).
01-05-2004
The Syrian Government is getting ready to establish two special economic zones which will focus on the ICT and the agro-food sectors.
01-04-2004
The annual report of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce portrays an economy that is slightly growing. The Syrian Pound, however, is forecast to loose from 5 to 10% of its value.
01-03-2004
The courts were responsible for a deep sense of insecurity in the Syrian economic sphere. Economic crimes will now be judged by regular courts.
01-03-2004
The cost for every new position is estimated at USD 10,000. Meanwhile, hidden unemployment in the public sector is put at up to 40% of the workforce.
01-03-2004
The two-day event led to the breaking of old taboos and received the support and marked presence of the spouse of the President.
01-03-2004
The network he chairs has been strongly active in Syria since the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Syrian Government in 2001.
01-02-2004
The preparatory stage of the EU-financed Institutional & Sector Modernization Facility (ISMF) project started early January.
01-02-2004
The Investment Higher Council (IHC) awarded 571 investment licenses last year for a total capital figure of SYP 111 billion (USD 2.134 billion).
01-02-2004
Traditionally, Syrian budgets have never been presented in deficit or in surplus.
01-01-2004
The Ministry of oil awards five new oil exploration rights licenses to Royal Dutch/Shell (Block 2), Ocean Energy from the US (Block 22), Stratic Energy from Canada (Block 17), a joint-venture of IPR from the US and India's state-owned company ONGC (Blo...
01-01-2004
A new NGO, MAWRED has launched Syria's first business incubator dedicated to Syrian business women.
01-01-2004
Syria's 2004 budget has been passed by the Syrian Parliament and ratified by the President of the Republic on the last day of the year.

Events

6th Damascus Insurance Forum
Four Seasons Hotel
EDU 2011 Aleppo
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo