Economy

15-07-2020
Recent reports from across Syria have confirmed that the spread of Covid-19 has increased in pace. This did not prevent the government from ordering the reopening of its international borders after months of closure, however.
08-07-2020
The devaluation of the Syrian pound has had an immediate impact on the cost of food products as the government announced a roughly 50-percent increase in the price of sugar and rice, two important elements of Syrians' diets.
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.

Events

The International Trade Exhibition for Rebuilding Syria
Damascus International Fairground
Beauty Care
Damascus International Fairground