Economy

08-07-2020
The government body overseeing Palestinian refugees said in its annual report that it increased its spending on refugees last year, although in real terms expenses have declined.
08-07-2020
The Ministry of Health has announced a weekly increase of 33 percent in the number of Syrians living in government areas who tested positive for Covid-19.
08-07-2020
The value of a single shipment of Captagon pills from Syria recently seized by Italian customs authorities represents more than the country’s total annual exports of goods. The Italians have pulled back from their initial claim that ISIS was behind the shipment.
08-07-2020
The Brussels conference on humanitarian aid to Syria managed to generate pledges of EUR 4.9 billion from donor countries, falling below both the funding needs of around EUR 7.7 billion and last year’s pledges of EUR 6.1 billion. The United States was the only large donor to pledge a higher amount this year.
01-07-2020
The Syrian government has continued its campaign against Rami Makhlouf, effectively ending the operations of two more of his best-known business ventures, including his oldest and most recent ones, within a couple of days.
01-07-2020
The number of Syrians who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 57 percent over the past 15 days, according to government estimates, although the numbers still remain low compared to many other countries.
24-06-2020
Rifaat Al-Assad, the uncle of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, has been sentenced to four years in prison by a French court for money laundering.
24-06-2020
The Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria (AANES) has announced a sharp increase in the salaries of its employees to help them face the impact of rising inflation.
24-06-2020
A high-ranking delegation timed a visit to Damascus with the entry into force of the Caesar Act in a bid to express Tehran’s support for the Syrian government.
17-06-2020
The number of Syrians who tested positive for Covid-19 in government areas increased to 177 this week, up from 146 last week.
17-06-2020
Updated on June 18, 2020: The entry into force today of the Caesar Act expands sanctions on Syria and will increase challenges for the regime and the economy alike. The U.S. administration has also expanded its list of Syrians under sanctions.
17-06-2020
On June 11, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad appointed Hussein Arnous as prime minister after dismissing Imad Khamis, who paid the price for recent socio-economic difficulties.
17-06-2020
The collapse of the Syrian currency is accelerating the transition to the Turkish lira in northern parts of the country, integrating them more deeply into the Turkish economy and away from the rest of the country.
10-06-2020
Updated on June 17, 2020: The number of people who tested positive with the Coronavirus in Syria climbed by 23 last week to 146, up from 123 a week ago, while the number of recoveries increased to 62 from 50 and the number of deaths remained unchanged at six.
10-06-2020
The Syrian currency collapsed last week, crossing both the 2,000 and 3,000 pound-per-dollar thresholds within a few days and creating panic in the market. The consequences on living conditions in Syria will be dramatic.

Events

SyriaMEP 2020
Damascus International Fairground
Syrian International Microfinance & Banking Exhibition 2015
Dama Rose Damascus Hotel