Economy

12-02-2020
In a very rare statement denouncing the recent legal proceedings against him, Rami Makhlouf has provided several interesting insights into his personal situation, indicating that he intends to remain active in the business scene.
12-02-2020
Iran has denied that it will provide funding for a housing project in Syria, highlighting the domestic political dimensions of Tehran’s policy in Syria.
05-02-2020
The government has started distributing three important food items through its smart card system at subsidized prices.
05-02-2020
A delegation from India’s Tata Group visited Damascus in December, a rare case of a multinational company looking for business opportunities in Syria.
05-02-2020
The Syrian Investment Agency has reported a slight increase in the number of projects it licenced last year but cancelled the licences of a much larger number over the same period.
29-01-2020
Syria has been ranked the third-worst country in the world, and the worst in the Arab world, in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI).
15-01-2020
The Caesar sanctions bill that was signed into law late last year by the U.S. President will have significant medium and long-term consequences on the Syrian economy, but its shorter-term impact will be less meaningful.
15-01-2020
On December 12, the government announced on its official website that from February 01 it will start selling sugar, rice and tea at subsidised prices through a smart card system.
15-01-2020
MuhiEddine Al-Manfoush—a profiteer from the Syrian conflict tightly connected to regime figures but not on western sanctions lists—has opened several businesses outside Syria, including in Turkey and in the European Union, according to opposition media.
15-01-2020
The cost of living in Syria increased significantly again last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, according to one estimate.
08-01-2020
The government has frozen the assets of Rami Makhlouf, a step that appears to follow previous restrictions on the once-powerful businessman, but which could still be reversed.
08-01-2020
Syria has awarded a Russian company a new offshore oil exploration contract as part of a set of new investment and trade agreements between the two countries.
08-01-2020
The Syrian parliament has ratified an agreement that will see the opening of a Syrian trading house in South Ossetia and a similar South Ossetian trading house in Damascus.
18-12-2019
Two European countries have committed new funds for projects in northeast Syria through an opposition-affiliated fund.
18-12-2019
The 11th round of the Syrian-Korean Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Trade Cooperation was held last week in Damascus.

Events

Labour Law Seminar
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Export Financing
Damascus Chamber of Commerce