Last week, the index of the Damascus Securities Exchange recorded a weekly gain for the first time in some two months.

Arab Bank Syria has announced that its branch located in the city of Daraa had been attacked, one of many similar incidents in the last three years, which overwhelmingly occurred in regime-controlled parts of the country.

United Insurance Company has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer.

The index of the Damascus securities exchange declined again last week following recent losses.

Except a large transaction involving shares of the National Insurance Company, trading in the Syrian bourse last week was dull.

Both the DWX and the value of trading in the Damascus Securities Exchange slightly declined last week.

The Syrian bourse saw last week the beginning of trading on Al-Baraka Bank Syria, the latest stock to be listed in the exchange.

The DWX continued last week its slow decline, shedding 0.21 percent, although the value of trading is so low that price changes bear little significance.

At the end of last week, the DWX, the Syrian stock market’s main index, remained below the 1,300 mark, a level it has not crossed for more than a month.

Al-Baraka Bank Syria will be the latest company to see its shares listed in the Damascus Securities Exchange.