Syria

August 28, 2000

03:00 GMT

The Syrian Public Tobacco Company will begin manufacturing “Marlboro” brand cigarettes in the first half of 2001. The company is about to complete the construction of its new plant in Jab Hassan.

August 27, 2000

03:00 GMT

Syria has decided that its new power generation projects will be established on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis, in sharp contrast to the past, w

August 26, 2000

03:00 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara is to leave for Paris Sunday where he will hold talks with President Jacques Chirac on the Mideast peace process,

August 24, 2000

03:00 GMT

Syria’s Public Tobacco Company experienced a sub-par first half of 2000, with both production and export totals falling below expectations. The company purchased a total of 26,132 tons of tobacco, val

August 23, 2000

03:00 GMT

An Israeli cabinet minister speaks out in favor of an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights plateau, saying it was "Syrian territory" occupied by

August 22, 2000

03:00 GMT

Syria plans to establish private banks in addition to seting up a stock exchange.

03:00 GMT

The birth rate in Syria has declined drastically over the past three decades, reported Teshreen. daily. According to figures quoted in the newspaper, in 1999 the rate of birth was down to 3.7 births a

August 20, 2000

03:00 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Farouq Shara leaves Sunday for Cairo to prepare for a visit by President Bashar Assad at the end of the month.

August 17, 2000

03:00 GMT

The Syrian government has adopted a long-term tourism plan, which is set to run through 2020. The plan is designed to raise the prominence of Syrian tourism sector within the national economy.

03:00 GMT

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Mohammad Halaiqah held talks on Tuesday in Damascus with Syrian Minister of State for Transport Ehsan Shreiteh to improve the two count

August 16, 2000

03:00 GMT

As a means of bringing technological advances to the Arab banking sector, the Arab Banks Federation is developing an online Arab banking network.

August 15, 2000

03:00 GMT

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.

03:00 GMT

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

03:00 GMT

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

03:00 GMT

Syria has granted permission to three foreign banks to operate in the country's free trade zones.