World Bank (119)

19-09-2017

The Syrian Prime Minister has criticized his predecessor for spending 14 billion dollars of foreign currency reserves, while announcing the doubling of a tax dedicated to finance reconstruction.

05-09-2017

The size of remittances sent by Syrians living in Germany more than tripled last year.

22-08-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

18-07-2017

ESCWA estimates that the losses in physical capital incurred by Syria in the past six years amounts to USD 100 billion.

11-07-2017

Despite the massive physical destruction Syria has suffered, the disruption of its economic system has had a much higher impact on its economy, a report by the World Bank says.

11-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

16-05-2017

The level of inward remittances in Syria between 1977 and 2015.

02-05-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

11-04-2017

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Financial Pledges in the Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference held in Brussels on April 05, 2017.

14-03-2017

The European Union issued today a document that outlines its key objectives and lines of actions on Syria, including for post-war reconstruction.

27-02-2017

The Syrian government, which is largely isolated from western countries, continues to try to build economic ties with other countries, although, six years after the beginning of the uprising, the impact of these efforts is hardly successful.

14-02-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

14-02-2017

The Syrian Minister of Economy has said that western companies will not benefit from reconstruction contracts unless their governments apologised to the Syrian people.

24-01-2017

Iran has granted a new credit facility to Syria, although its amount is well below the expectations of the Syrian authorities.

13-09-2016

Data from Wikileaks have confirmed that the Central Bank of Syria has deposited significant amounts of its foreign assets in the Russian banking system.

23-08-2016

The Syrian pound is continuing its downward spiral and lost in the last week some five percent of its value relative to the dollar as the Government admits that its foreign currency reserves are now very low.

16-08-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

12-07-2016

Key Syrian economic indicators between 2010 and 2015 based on data from the International Monetary Fund.

05-07-2016

Syria's balance of payments between 2010 and 2015 based on data from the International Monetary Fund.

05-07-2016

Syria’s balance of payments remained largely in the red last year as the current account continued to suffer from dismal goods and services exports, the IMF said in a report on the state of the Syrian economy.

21-06-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

07-06-2016

While many investors expect to benefit from significant business opportunities as soon as the Syrian war ends, in practice many obstacles stand before any meaningful and large scale reconstruction effort.

10-05-2016

The US dollar crossed this week the 600-pound level in the Syrian currency market, which is increasingly slipping out of the control of the Central Bank.

26-04-2016

The US dollar has continued to gain ground slowly in the Syrian foreign currency market and is gradually closing on the 600-pound level.

26-04-2016

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.

19-04-2016

The role of the World Bank will be crucial in the estimated USD 180 billion reconstruction cost of Syria, Jim Yong Kim, the President of the Washington institution said.

19-04-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

15-03-2016

A selection of numbers on Syria's population.

09-02-2016

A conference organized in London last week managed to collect some USD 11 billion to aid Syrian refugees and host countries in the next five years and, in effect, to try to keep Syrians out of Europe.

09-02-2016

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the Supporting Syria Conference held in London on February 04, 2016.

09-02-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

21-12-2015

The text of Security Council Resolution 2253 (2015), imposing sanctions on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also called ISIS).

02-11-2015

Estimates and projections on Syria’s economic performance remain as difficult as ever to make as shown in two recent global publications.

14-09-2015

Syrians are now the largest investors in Jordan’s restaurant sector, according to an industry analyst.

15-01-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Czech Literarni Noviny newspaper on January 15, 2015.

16-06-2014

The World Bank is forecasting a further fall in Syria’s gross domestic product this year and next although at a rate that is lower than in previous years.

14-04-2014

The World Bank has allocated $200 million to Jordan and is planning to spend $50 million in Lebanon to help these two countries support the impact of the Syrian crisis, Inger Andersen the Vice-President for the MENA region said.

09-12-2013

Jordan has estimated that the cost of hosting Syrian refugees will increase to USD 2 billion by the end of this year.

24-06-2013

Data released by the World Bank confirm the poor performance of the Syrian economy in 2012.

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.

28-01-2013

The World Bank and ESCWA have estimated Syria’s GDP to have plunged by 20 to 30 percent last year as the war engulfing the country continues to take its toll on the economy.

07-12-2012

Bank Al-Sharq has announced the resignation of one of its board members.

11-11-2012

Syria fell seven ranks in the annual survey of the World Bank assessing the ease of doing business.

23-07-2012

The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, a UN-affiliated body, expects Syria’s Gross Domestic product to contract by 5.5 percent this year.

25-06-2012

The World Bank forecasts Syria’s Gross Domestic Product to fall by 6.4 percent this year after having declined by 3.1 percent in 2011.

18-06-2012

Syria ranked only 108th in the world in the latest edition of the Enabling Trade Index of the World Economic Forum.

11-06-2012

Syria ranked 92nd in the world in the 2012 edition of the Logistics Performance Index of the World Bank, a survey that measures the logistics “friendliness” of a country.

11-06-2012

The appointment of Nabil Hshaimeh as chief executive officer of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, Syria’s largest private sector conventional bank, has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Syria.

12-12-2011

Remittances by Syrians living abroad to their home country are estimated by the World Bank to have declined by some 4.3 percent in 2011.

24-10-2011

Syria gained two ranks in the annual Doing Business report published by the World Bank, although it continued to trail most other countries in the Middle East.