Economy

25-03-2013
Trade between Syria and the United States fell some 93 percent in 2012 following sanctions imposed by the American administration.
18-03-2013
The latest edition of the Human Development Index, an index released every year by the United Nations Development Programme, ranked Syria 116th in the world.
18-03-2013
Syria’s formal inflation rate has remained at just under 50 percent in October and November, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.
11-03-2013
The number of Syrian refugees crossed the 1 million mark last week as the United Nations warned of a humanitarian situation that is “dramatic beyond description.”
04-03-2013
The Institute of International Finance forecasts Syria’s GDP to decline by 15 percent in 2013, the latest grim outlook on Syria’s economic performance for this year.
04-03-2013
Syria’s Ministry of Interior is extending by two years the validity of the passports of all Syrian expatriates that request it.
25-02-2013
The Syrian government has estimated the total cost of the uprising gripping the country since March 2011 at USD 11 billion, or some SYP 1 trillion, by the fall of last year.
25-02-2013
The number of Syrians that have been registered, or that are in the process of being registered, as refugees has crossed the 900,000 mark, according to the United Nations.
19-02-2013
The National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition grouping, issued a statement on February 15 in which it set the parameters for a political settlement with the Syrian authorities.
18-02-2013
The recent string of successes by rebels in Syria’s northeast threatens to strain further the supply of key commodities in the country’s urban centres.
18-02-2013
The Syrian President has issued a decree lifting penalties on tax payments arrears in a bid to collect much needed cash for the government.
13-02-2013
Official trade between Turkey and Syria fell in 2012 to around a quarter of its level only a year earlier, according to statistics from the Turkish government.
13-02-2013
The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.
11-02-2013
The Syrian President has appointed seven new ministers, including for the finance and oil portfolios, in a move that apparently bears little political significance, except that it will include for the first time ever a woman wearing a veil.
31-01-2013
International donors have pledged more than USD 1.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Syria at a conference in Kuwait on January 30.

Events

The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Assessing the Price of Imported Goods
Damascus Chamber of Commerce