Economy

12-12-2017
Syria’s 2018 budget will nominally increase by more than 19 percent although actual expenses will likely be much lower than those projected.
12-12-2017
The Syrian Parliament has approved a doubling of the rate of the reconstruction tax, which is supposed to contribute to finance the rebuilding of the country.
12-12-2017
An opposition-affiliated fund has announced that it will be investing more than USD 10 million in development projects in the southern governorate of Quneitra.
28-11-2017
The Syrian Minister of Economy has implicitly acknowledged that his government will receive no major funding for the reconstruction effort.
28-11-2017
Businessmen in various Syrian industries are complaining of a lack of manpower despite the country’s massive unemployment rate.
28-11-2017
Syrian-Iranian bilateral trade, excluding crude oil, increased over the past two years, although it remains well below its pre-uprising level.
21-11-2017
A report by a global bank estimates that the average wealth of Syrians dropped markedly this year.
21-11-2017
The financial results of some of Syria’s largest companies show an increase in revenues across the board, albeit from very low levels.
14-11-2017
Samer Foz, the increasingly powerful and visible Syrian investor, is expanding his investment portfolio with a new venture in the pharmaceuticals sector.
14-11-2017
The Syrian authorities have increased the amount of money that Syrian males aged over 42 have to pay to avoid conscription, a decision that aims at increasing the treasury’s revenues although many also perceive it as a means of discouraging refugees from returning.
07-11-2017
A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.
07-11-2017
The government’s reconstruction committee has announced that it would allocate money for the areas of Deir-ez-Zor that were taken back from the Islamic State last week.
31-10-2017
Rami Makhlouf has failed in his bid to have his assets in Switzerland unfrozen.
24-10-2017
A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.
24-10-2017
Syria ranks among the worst performing countries in terms of its country risk perception.

Events

Syria: Progress & Potential
BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1
Dental Care
Damascus International Fairground