Economy

30-08-2016
The UN has been granting dozens of millions of dollars to companies associated with the regime, a report from The Guardian has found.
30-08-2016
The U.S. Treasury has removed from its Syria sanctions list a Lebanese businessman and his company.
30-08-2016
A Syrian pro-regime publication has claimed that a handful of traders control as much as 60 percent of all Syria’s import trade, a report that reflects the tensions existing between Syrian businessmen over the control of import trade.
30-08-2016
Syria’s GDP will continue to decline next year, albeit at a slower rate, according to ESCWA, a UN body.
30-08-2016
An opposition fund has announced new funding contracts for development projects in the opposition-held parts of the country, in particular its first venture in the education sector.
23-08-2016
The outburst of violence in the city of Hassakeh between the Syrian regime and the YPG, the armed branch of the Kurdish PYD, has ended with an agreement today that will apparently lead to the withdrawal of all forces affiliated with the Syrian regime, a move that has significant consequences on the political scene as well as on the governance of Syria’s northeast.
22-08-2016
Turkish exports to Syria in the first half of the year declined but remained relatively strong.
15-08-2016
The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of 2016 declined markedly on an annual basis.
26-07-2016
Renewed bombardments on Damascus after months of calm and the targeting of the main water pipe to the city has returned some form of instability to the Syrian capital.
26-07-2016
The U.S. Treasury has put eight individuals and seven entities under Syria-related sanctions in the first update of its blacklist for eight months.
25-07-2016
The appeal by Samir Hassan, a leading Syrian investor, to lift sanctions imposed on him by the European Union has been rejected.
19-07-2016
The American Congress is working on a bill that would impose additional sanctions on the Syrian regime and its allies and seek to start investigations into the eventual prosecution of war criminals.
18-07-2016
The Syrian President has appointed two new governors to the provinces of Suweida and Damascus Countryside, including a retired officer under EU sanctions.
12-07-2016
The only road still linking the rebel-held part of Aleppo to the outside world was closed last week by militias affiliated and allied to the Syrian regime.
12-07-2016
Syria’s main opposition body, the National Coalition, has formed a new Interim Government.

Events

SME Support Fund
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Damascus Scientific Pharmaceutical Days
Dama Rose Damascus Hotel