August 15, 2000
In another sign of economic change in Syria, the country’s authorities have decided that new power generation projects will be established on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.
August 14, 2000
Drought-stricken Syria began sending 3.5 million cubic meters (122.5 million cubic feet) of water Sunday to its parched neighbor Jordan.
August 10, 2000
Syria has granted permission to three foreign banks to operate in the country's free trade zones.
Syria has granted permission to three foreign banks to operate in the country's free trade zones, the finance ministry said Tuesday.
August 9, 2000
Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Mehdi Saleh said that Baghdad hoped to double its trade with Syria, its neighbor and longtime rival. Trade between Syria and Iraq is currently worth $450 million a year.
August 8, 2000
Syria and Lebanon moved closer towards creating a common market when President Bashar al-Assad ratified an agreement liberalising their trade in agricultural goods.
August 7, 2000
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree ratifying the creation of a Syrian-Saudi body to help private enterprise. The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) will pay for Syria's shares in the the Is
August 6, 2000
Iraqi Trade Minister Mohammed Mehdi Saleh and Syrian Economy Minister Mohammad Imadi met to study ways to develop economic and commercial relations between the two countries.
Syria is planning to double its output of natural gas production by 2005, said the country’s oil minister, Mohammed Maher Jamal.
August 5, 2000
Iraqi Trade Minister has met with Syrian officials on ways to expand trade between the two countries as part of the UN "oil-for-food" program
August 4, 2000
Syria plans to add 200,000 new Internet connections by 2001, moving swiftly on a project by President Bashar Assad, who pledged to take the country in
August 3, 2000
Austrian parliament speaker Heinz Fischer holds talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad and other officials on regional questions and ties between Da
The United States and Britain have held up contracts worth more than $10 billion dollars concluded by Iraq under the UN "oil for food" deal.
(AFP) - Syria needs to invest $four billion in the production, transport and distribution of energy to cover its electricity needs over the next ten years.
August 2, 2000
A Syrian business delegation is in UAE on a visit to the country's free zones, holds trade talks with officials