Economy

17-01-2017
The signing today of several economic agreements in Tehran has confirmed the heavy price Syria is paying for the support of Iran to the Syrian regime, including the transfer of phosphate mines and a maritime port to Iranian companies in addition to the control by the Revolutionary Guards of a Syrian mobile phone license.
17-01-2017
A decree by the Syrian President is confirming as civil servants dozens of thousands of employees working under temporary contracts.
17-01-2017
The U.S. Administration has sanctioned 18 new Syrian individuals, including a prominent security official, and six institutions all of which are linked to the country’s military.
10-01-2017
An important Iraqi business delegation was in Damascus this week to bolster bilateral ties which are hindered by the lack of a land border crossing and obstacles to banking transactions.
03-01-2017
Next year, Syria could witness the first annual increase in its gross domestic product since the beginning of the uprising six years ago, although no serious reconstruction effort will start.
03-01-2017
Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.
03-01-2017
The Syrian opposition’s main development fund has received new grants to finance its development projects while it finalized a key project in the north.
03-01-2017
Data from the Armenian government suggest that a sizeable number of Syria’s Armenian community has left the country and relocated in its historical homeland.
20-12-2016
USAID is providing a new financial contribution to a development fund working in opposition-held parts of Syria.
13-12-2016
A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.
13-12-2016
A report published last week has shed light on the significant changes in Syria’s demographics including the gender, age and education structure of the population.
13-12-2016
The European Union has allowed some exemptions on its Syria sanctions regime on oil purchases and transport for humanitarian purposes.
06-12-2016
A presidential decree has formally enacted Syria’s 2017 budget with a nominal increase of 34 percent.
06-12-2016
The number of Syrians applying for asylum in the whole of Europe rose to 1.2 million at the end of September of whom 867 thousand applied in the EU, Norway and Switzerland.
06-12-2016
Syria’s annual inflation rate remained very high, although stable, in May.