Syria sees tourism, finance to boost 5% growth

22 May 2010

Syrian central bank governor, Adib Mayaleh has said that finance, services and tourism industries will help the country's economy grow 5% this year, Bloomberg has reported. Inflation probably will fall to 3% this year from 4% in 2009 and more than 15% in 2008, Mayaleh noted. Previous reports cite Syria's tourism earning, reaching about $5.2bn in revenue from 6.1 million tourists in 2009, posting 12% more visitors than in 2008.

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