December 7, 2000
Syrians will soon be able to watch movies of choice and without having to pay a fortune.
Graced with high oil prices, Syria has traded in its policy of financial austerity for heavy spending, aiming to rekindle growth in a country long known for its stagnating economy.
December 6, 2000
Syria ordered three civilian radar systems last month, valuing a total of $29 million from the Anglo-Italian company AleniaMarconi Systems.
The Syrian Aviation Public Authority reported that 2,800 airplanes had landed and taken off at the Syrian airports in June 2000, translating into a 13 percent increase since June 1999.
Aram Saleeba, the director general of Syria’s giant Al-Hasaka irrigation and land reclamation undertaking has provided additional details about the project.
The Syrian parliament has approved a government budget of 322 billion Syrian pounds (seven billion dollars) for 2001, an increase of 16.9 percent on this year, the official press reported Tuesday.
December 5, 2000
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad last month married in a discreet ceremony a young woman from a prominent Sunni family.
The Societe Generale Libano-europeenne de Banque (SGLEB) is the first international private bank to open a branch in a free zone in Syria, an advertisement said Monday, December 4, in the press.
The Societe Generale Libano-europeenne de Banque (SGLEB) is the first international private bank to open a branch in a free zone in Syria, an advertisement said Monday, December 4, in the press. The S
December 4, 2000
President Bashar Assad approved sweeping economic reforms for Syria on Saturday, December 2, including the establishment of private banks to end nearly 40 years of government monopoly of the banking s
The creation of private banks and of a stock exchange in Syria will lift massive obstacles to investment in the country, but the traditionally interventionist economy still needs vast structural refor
December 3, 2000
A recently released official report estimated at $60 billion the available Syrian funds abroad, adding that the Syrian government has been making substantial efforts to bring these funds back home.
Syria Saturday, December 1, gave the green light to the establishment of private banks \"in the form of private or mixed shareholding companies\", and of a stock exchange, the official SANA news agenc
December 2, 2000
Syria Saturday gave the green light to the establishment of private banks \"in the form of private or mixed shareholding companies,\" and of a stock e
Israel is preparing \"plans for aggression\" against Syria, and Damascus should take them seriously.