Retail & Trade

12-04-2011
Ayyam Gallery, a Damascus-based art gallery and one of the largest in the Middle East, has announced that it is pulling out of the Egyptian market.
10-04-2011
Zara, the global clothing retailer, opened its first store in central Damascus on March 30.
28-03-2011
Bilateral trade between France and Syria rose to EUR 737 million or around USD 1 billion last year according to French statistics.The figure represents a 13 percent increase compared to 2009 (EUR 651 million).
22-03-2011
Costa Coffee, a global chain of cafés, has closed most of its outlets in Damascus, citing operational losses.
06-12-2010
A new Presidential decree, passed on December 1, has increased customs fees by 70 percent on cars with engine sizes above 3,000 CC, according to Al Watan, a local daily.
01-11-2010
Smart Mart, a joint-venture between Syrian and Iraqi investors, is developing a number of supermarket stores in the region of Homs.
20-10-2010
Homs Fairgrounds has issued a tender for the management of the new exhibition centre the company is developing in Syria’s third largest city.
03-10-2010
Monoprix, a French supermarket chain, opened in first store in Syria on September 23.
06-09-2010
Scabal, a European fabrics and luxury menswear manufacturer, is opening its first store in Damascus.
29-08-2010
The Ministry of Economy has issued a decision obliging all importers of garments, shoes and home appliances to print their names on every item they import.
09-08-2010
The Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector or FMCG is a booming sector in Syria, following the liberalization of foreign trade, the establishment of free trade areas with Arab countries and Turkey and the general decrease in customs tariffs on imports.
02-08-2010
The city of Homs is expecting works on its first exhibition centre to finish by the beginning of 2011.
21-06-2010
Segafredo Zanetti, an international coffee and coffee shop brand, has added two new outlets in Syria, the firsts outside Damascus.
14-06-2010
Turkey and Syria have agreed to build a new crossing on their common border.
31-05-2010
Syria’s first online grocery has attracted some 2,000 clients, mostly dual income middle class families, in its first three months of activity, according to its CEO, Ziad Abou Jeb.

Events

City View 2011 - Damascus
Four Seasons Hotel
Reconstruct Expo
Dama Rose Hotel