Economy

06-07-2015
The Syrian authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.
06-07-2015
Syria’s trade deficit remained extremely large during the first half of this year as exports represented less than 7.5 percent of the value of imports, official data show.
06-07-2015
A lack of funds is forcing the World Food Programme to reduce its assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
29-06-2015
Syria’s foreign minister said today that Russia has promised new aid to his country, although the last request for aid made by Damascus last fall was rejected by Moscow.
29-06-2015
Humanitarian aid spent on Syrian refugees in Lebanon has had a positive impact on GDP growth in that country, a recent report commissioned by the UN has shown.
24-06-2015
Almost 30 thousand Syrians applied for asylum in the European Union in the first quarter of this year, according to official statistics.
22-06-2015
A Swiss court has decided to maintain a freeze on the assets of Rami Makhlouf one of Syria’s wealthiest and most powerful businesspersons.
22-06-2015
A report published by a former member of the Nusra Front claims that the Army of Islam was the main beneficiary of the donations made to armed opposition groups since the beginning of the war in Syria around three years ago.
18-06-2015
UPDATED: Syrians have applied for some one million passports since the beginning of the year, according to official estimates.
15-06-2015
Syria’s gross domestic product is forecast to continue to decline this year and next albeit at lower rates than in past years.
15-06-2015
A businessman close to the Syrian regime is calling on the Government to declare the province of Tartous a free trade zone.
08-06-2015
Prices increased again in February in Syria with the annual inflation rate at 27 percent.
01-06-2015
Syria’s inflation rate reached 17 percent in 2014 and accelerated in the first month of this year, according to official data.
25-05-2015
Syria and Iran signed last week several economic agreements, although a widely expected new credit line from Tehran was not included.
18-05-2015
In order to ensure the availability of food products in the market in the midst of a shortage of foreign currencies, the government has decided to prioritise the funding of imports of 12 food items.

Events

The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Bank Credit Guarantees
Damascus Chamber of Commerce