Damascus Securities Exchange (332)

11-12-2018

Samer Foz, Syria’s most prominent businessman in past years, has expanded his business activities by buying a significant stake in the country’s largest private sector bank.

04-12-2018

MTN-Syria has received a preliminary approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange, potentially opening the way for the sale of the stakes of some of the company’s main shareholders.

03-12-2018

Interest in Syria’s securities exchange declined further last month, while two stocks alone attracted more than half of the limited trading.

05-11-2018

The Damascus Securities Exchange continued to attract very few investors in October as the daily value of shares traded did not cross the equivalent of USD 182,000.

22-10-2018

Syriatel has received the initial approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange.

02-10-2018

The main highlights of the 60th edition of the Damascus International Trade Fair, which was held last month, included a relatively large Russian presence, a very limited one by Chinese companies and the absence of announcements of major business deals.

02-10-2018

The main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange gained slightly last month as the number and value of transactions also increased.

04-09-2018

The DWX gained some 9.63 percent last month, its highest monthly increase since the beginning of the year, mostly thanks to the rise in the price of a single stock.

07-08-2018

The government has allowed the Central Bank of Syria to issue certificates of deposits denominated in dollars.

07-08-2018

The main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange declined again last month to close at 5,528.66.

04-06-2018

The main index of the Syrian stock exchange fell for the third month in a row and for the fourth time in five months since the beginning of the year, highlighting investors’ lack of confidence over the economy.

03-04-2018

The fall of Eastern Ghouta to the Syrian regime, which is likely to be concluded in the next days or weeks, will have several economic consequences.

03-04-2018

The value of trading in the Damascus Securities Exchange declined during the first quarter of 2018 relatively to the previous quarter, while share prices remained mostly stable as investors seem to be in a wait-and-see mode.

05-03-2018

Syria’s main stock market index gained again last month amid rising trading volumes.

06-02-2018

For the first time in months, the main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange fell as investors seemed to be taking their profits.

23-01-2018

Updated on January 23, 2018: The Syrian financial markets regulator has renewed for one more year the license of seven brokerage firms, while many others have their operations suspended or entirely left the market.

02-01-2018

The Damascus Securities Exchange ended 2017 on a high note with investors making positive returns for the first time since 2010.

31-10-2017

The Damascus Securities Exchange's main index posted in October its second largest monthly increase since the beginning of 2017.

03-10-2017

The Damascus Securities Exchange attracted again investors last month on the back of the rapid advances of regime forces in the east of the country, after months of relative stagnation.

04-09-2017

The value of trading in the Damascus Securities Exchange last month was mostly unchanged as was its main index.

05-06-2017

In May, the main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange declined for the first time in months as the amounts traded by investors also fell.

02-05-2017

After three consecutive months of strong growth in the market index and the value of the shares traded, the Syrian stock exchange returned in April to last year’s more modest averages.

25-04-2017

Syria’s largest media company had a turnover of less than 600 thousand dollars last year, a reflection of the impact of the war on the country’s companies.

25-04-2017
12-04-2017
03-04-2017

In March, stock prices in the Damascus Securities Exchange continued to rise, while trading activity, albeit lower than in February, remained relatively high.

28-03-2017

Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi has entered talks to buy a controlling stake in Syria Gulf Bank, in the first such consolidation move since the liberalisation of Syria’s banking sector in 2004.

28-03-2017
06-03-2017

In February, listed securities in the Syrian stock exchange continued to rally as the market’s main index gained some 18 percent and the value of trading remained well above the monthly average of the past years.

21-02-2017

Syriatel has appointed two new directors to its board as it prepares to list in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

31-01-2017

The release of the preliminary financial statements of Syria’s listed companies provides an initial picture on the performance of Syrian businesses last year.

31-01-2017

In January, stocks in the Damascus Securities Exchange surged to their highest levels in years as the end of the battle of Aleppo and the Russian-Turkish sponsored ceasefire attracted back investors.

17-01-2017

A new weekly owned by a local businessman has started publishing in Damascus.

03-01-2017

The main indicators of the Damascus Securities Exchange witnessed an overall positive performance last year when measured on a nominal basis, although the Syrian bourse remains largely disconnected from the economy at large.

06-12-2016

For the third month in a row, trading activity at the Damascus Securities Exchange remained extremely limited in November.

01-11-2016

The value of the shares traded last month in the Damascus Securities Exchange fell to its lowest level since the beginning of the year.

04-10-2016

The third quarter of this year saw a marked decline in the value of the shares traded in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

06-09-2016

The month of August saw a slight increase in the Syrian stock market index and in the value of shares traded.

15-08-2016

The main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange remained mostly unchanged in July.

04-07-2016

The following is a short profile of the members of the Syrian Government appointed on July 03, 2016.

04-07-2016

Updated on July 05: A new Government was formed in Syria on Sunday, the first in two years.

04-07-2016

The volume and value of shares traded in the first half of this year in the Damascus Securities Exchange more than doubled compared to the same period of 2015.

06-06-2016

The Damascus Securities Exchange posted in May its first monthly loss in the space of five months and saw a sharp decline in the value of shares traded.

03-05-2016

The value of trading and of the main market index of the Damascus Securities Exchange continued to increase markedly in April.

05-04-2016

Updated on August 15, 2016: The first quarter of 2016 has seen a return of investors to the Damascus Securities Exchange, although in real terms the price of stocks and the trading value remain well below their pre-uprising levels.

01-03-2016

February saw an increasing interest by Syrian investors in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

02-02-2016

The value of the shares traded during the first month of the year in the Damascus Securities Exchange almost doubled from December.

04-01-2016

Syria’s main stock market index gained 1.53 percent in December to close at 1,227.86 on December 30.

14-12-2015

The value of trading in the Syrian bourse last week was slightly above 5 million pounds, which at the current exchange rate is equivalent to some USD 13,000.