Economy

24-02-2021
The Russian company managing Syria's Tartous port has appointed a new manager, the fourth to serve in just two years, in another sign of the company’s struggles to calm the ongoing disputes with the company’s Syrian workers.
23-02-2021
The United Nations humanitarian and Covid-19 response plans for last year received about USD 2.13 billion in funding, a little over half of what the global body says it needed for the plans.
17-02-2021
A previously unknown company, Saray LLC, has won the rights to broadcast Syria’s football league for three seasons, according to local media reports.
17-02-2021
Some 12.4 million people in Syria are now food insecure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said, based on the result of an assessment carried out late last year. The figure, representing roughly 60 percent of Syria’s population, is the highest level ever recorded, it said.
17-02-2021
Syria recorded 431 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week, down from 540 new cases the previous week, although as always the real figures are likely much higher due to a lack of transparency and testing capacity.
10-02-2021
Kurdish-dominated authorities in northeastern Syria saw their revenues decline by nearly a fifth in 2020, according to fiscal data published by an independent centre in northeastern Syria drawing on the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria’s (AANES) 2020 annual report.
10-02-2021
Syrian businessman Nader Qalei, a prominent member of the Sunni-Damascene business elite and regime supporter, died in Beirut last week after suffering from symptoms of Covid-19, local media reported.
10-02-2021
The Covid-19 pandemic continued to spread at a steady pace last week, with 540 new cases recorded, up from 536 the previous week. The week before, 694 new cases had been reported.
03-02-2021
Syria has once again been ranked the third-worst country in the world in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2020.
03-02-2021
Official data showed 536 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Syria over the past week, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic to 43,592.
27-01-2021
Russian military personnel in the Hmeimim Airbase received the Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine this month, according to Russian media reports, while it remains unclear when Syrians will begin receiving vaccines themselves.
27-01-2021
Three prominent Syrian businessmen—each reportedly with Russian citizenship—have been linked in recent Arabic and international media reports to the company that purchased the ammonium nitrate that exploded in Beirut in August.
27-01-2021
Turkey has opened a third branch of its Post and Telegraph Organisation (PTT) in Tal Abyad near the Turkish border, in a further expansion of Ankara’s economic influence in northern parts of Syria outside regime control.
20-01-2021
The European Union has rejected appeals from two Syrian businessmen to be removed from its sanctions lists, including one figure who had already been delisted by the EU Council, sending a confusing signal for other sanctioned individuals seeking to cut regime ties in exchange for relief from sanctions.
20-01-2021
The rapidly rising cost of living in Syria and widespread frustration with the government’s inability to halt the deteriorating conditions have led to some surprising—if still limited—displays of discontent in recent weeks, including critical posts on social media and even small demonstrations.

Events

Investment Facilities at the Industrial City of Adra
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
The Green Economy
Damascus Chamber of Commerce