Economy

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.
07-11-2017
Syria was among the worst performing countries in the world in the latest annual Doing Business report, another reminder of the stark difficulties the country will face in recovering from the war.
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.
24-10-2017
Syria’s inflation rate remained high in 2016 official data show, although the increase in prices began to decelerate by the last quarter of the year.
17-10-2017
The government has ordered a provisional custody on the assets of Imad Ghreiwati, one of Syria’s most prominent investors prior to 2011, a move that adds a layer of instability to investors planning to return to the country.
10-10-2017
A meeting by the Syrian and Russian governments today has yielded surprisingly little results, in an additional sign of the difficulties facing Syria’s reconstruction ambitions.
10-10-2017
The Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has taken over the control of a border crossing between Turkey and northern Syria, which will enable it to have its first relatively significant source of independent revenues.
10-10-2017
The Ministry of Domestic Trade has decreased the price of several food items as the improvement in the value of the pound helps reduce import costs.
03-10-2017
Last week, the Government’s reconstruction committee met to discuss for the first time the devising of a broad reconstruction strategy although questions over finance and strategy remain unanswered.
03-10-2017
The Ministry of Domestic Trade has raised the minimum capital requirements for establishing companies in Syria.

Events

Tax Revision Committees
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
InLife
Damascus International Fairground