Economy

28-10-2020
The number of positive Covid-19 cases in government areas increased by seven percent in the past week, rising to 5,528 from 5,180 a week ago. Out of these, there are still 3,432 active cases, 1,821 recoveries, and 275 fatalities.
21-10-2020
The Syrian government’s regular decisions to freeze the assets of prominent businessmen help provide an indication of the status of these individuals and of their relationship with the Syrian authorities.
21-10-2020
A new attempt by Rami Makhlouf to lift sanctions imposed by the European Union on his companies and two family members failed again this month.
21-10-2020
Dozens of fires in the provinces of Lattakia, Tartous Homs and Hama have caused large-scale damage to agricultural areas and led to the evacuation of many people from their homes and lands.
21-10-2020
The number of positive Covid-19 cases continued to increase this week. Officially more than 11,621 people have tested positive since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
14-10-2020
A delegation of high-ranking Syrian officials visited Moscow last week to meet with Russian diplomatic and technical officials and push forward a wide-ranging economic agreement which is due to be settled in December.
14-10-2020
A Syrian publication has estimated that the cost of living increased by 74 percent since the beginning of the year, although prices appear to have stabilised in the most recent quarter.
14-10-2020
The EU General Court rejected at the end of last month an appeal submitted by Khaled Qaddour, a prominent businessman believed to be a front for Maher Al-Assad.
14-10-2020
The Syrian Interim Government declared Al-Bab "a disaster area" on October 11, as the town represents an estimated two-thirds of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the northern Aleppo and Idlib areas.
07-10-2020
While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread very rapidly across Syria, the Ministry of Education said that almost one quarter of tests conducted at schools in recent weeks came back with positive results.
07-10-2020
The United States has added more names to its sanctions list and specifically targeted prominent warlord-turned businessman Khodr Ali Taher.
30-09-2020
Syria’s 2021 budget is planned at SYP 8.5 trillion, according to a preliminary draft submitted this month. In nominal terms, this is more than twice last year’s level.
30-09-2020
More inflation data from the government shows that prices jumped by around a third last year.
30-09-2020
The Syrian government has issued a decision forcing all importers of a large list of goods to resell five percent of their imports at cost to an entity affiliated with the Ministry of Defence.
30-09-2020
The Syrian government completed several procedures to re-launch traffic with neighbouring Lebanon and Jordan this month, although the spread of the virus is increasing relentlessly.

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