HUFFINGTON POST
04/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Syria Launches Damascus Securities Exchange As Part Of Economic Liberalization Effort

Syria launched its first stock exchange Tuesday after years of delays, in the latest step to liberalize its largely state-controlled economy. Finance Minister Mohammad al-Hussein rang the trading bell at a formal launch ceremony for the Damascus Securities Exchange (DSE) which will be open for trading two days a week.

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