Syria

August 15, 2000

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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.

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Austrian parliament speaker Heinz Fischer holds talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad and other officials on regional questions and ties between Da

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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.

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(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.