Economy

30-05-2017
The European Union extended its sanctions against Syria for one year and listed three more individuals to its blacklist.
30-05-2017
The Higher Council for Public Private Partnership has listed a number of projects to be offered to private investors, although very few appear likely to be launched any time soon.
23-05-2017
The Syrian government is trying to cancel levies extorted by regime checkpoints as growing protests from traders and transporters alike reflect the exasperation of the population.
23-05-2017
The General Court of the European Union has rejected Rami Makhlouf’s legal action to cancel the sanctions imposed on him by the EU.
16-05-2017
One of Syria’s main Sharia-compliant banks as well as several individuals and entities affiliated to Rami Makhlouf have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration today.
16-05-2017
The Syrian opposition has opened a new crossing with Iraq near the border with Jordan, enabling the flow of goods between the two sides of the border, the first such position currently under the control of the Syrian opposition.
16-05-2017
The European Union has delisted two Syrian individuals from its sanctions list following a similar action on an associated company a few weeks back.
16-05-2017
Despite the war, the Central Boycott Office of the Arab League continues to operate from Damascus and blacklist companies that deal with Israel, including recently two large western groups.
09-05-2017
Syria’s exports contracted further in the first quarter of this year, according to a government official.
25-04-2017
The U.S. has blacklisted more than 200 Syrian individuals linked to a military research centre, though the move is unlikely to have much economic or political impact.
25-04-2017
A scheduled bus trip has reportedly been launched between Qamishli and Damascus for the first time in four years, linking again the Iraqi border with the Mediterranean.
20-04-2017
Our article published on April 11 on the freeze of the assets of several proinent businessmen and security official family members included a factual mistake.
18-04-2017
The monthly income required to meet the basic needs of an average household in Damascus increased by around 7 percent in the past three months, according to a local paper.
18-04-2017
A large governmental delegation has spent several days in the Tartous governorate last week promising billions of pounds in development projects.
11-04-2017
The Syrian government has revoked the license of two old and prominent charities in Aleppo as its cronies increasingly set their sights on the lucrative NGO business.

Events

Syrian International Microfinance & Banking Exhibition 2015
Dama Rose Damascus Hotel
Syria: Progress & Potential
BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1