Economy

05-02-2007
The number of deaths from road accidents in Syria grew 25 percent last year and 66 percent over the last two years
29-01-2007
The Syrian Government is drafting a new law that would provide a universal health insurance service (HIS) in Syria
29-01-2007
Two Presidential decrees have enacted Syria’s new investment bill and created a new investment authority.
22-01-2007
A surge in consumer prices in the domestic market in the last few weeks has led to a strong outcry in the local press and to a relatively poor response from the Government.
08-01-2007
The Syrian Parliament has approved an amendment to the elections law, which sets a cap on election spending of each candidate at the next parliamentary elections.
26-12-2006
Syria’s current account to GDP ratio should remain in the red and double next year to 4.9 percent according to data from the World Bank’s annual “Global Economic Prospects” report
18-12-2006
The number of Iraqi refugees living in Syria continues to rise according to the Syrian Ministry of Interior.
18-12-2006
A visit to Syria by representatives from members of the Green Group in the European Parliament symbolizes a renewed interest in the signing of the Association Agreement.
18-12-2006
Syria’s 2007 budget was formally approved following a Presidential decree ratifying it.
11-12-2006
Following the announcement of the set-up of Cham Holding a few weeks ago, a new group of Syrian businessmen have announced that they were joining forces to create a new holding company, Souria Holding, that will invest in a broad range of sectors.
11-12-2006
Syria’s human development ranking remained stable for the third year running according to the latest Human Development Report (HDR 2006) published by the United Nations.
04-12-2006
Environment damage will be costing Syria SYP 30 billion (USD 600 million) in 2006 according to Hilal al-Atrash, Minister for Local Administration and Environment.  
04-12-2006
Syria’s negative trade list, also known as the blacklist, will be lifted within a year from now according to Ghassan Habash, Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade.
04-12-2006
The trade volume between Syria and the US fell by half in the first three quarters of this year following a sharp fall in Syrian exports of crude oil and derivatives.
27-11-2006
Ford Motor, the second largest American car manufacturer, was investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission last July for operations in Syria, it appears from a letter released only on November 24th by the SEC.

Events

Syria Energy 2020
Damascus International Fairground
Labour Law Seminar
Damascus Chamber of Commerce