The UK has published regulations on sanctions on Syria that will come into force if the UK leaves the European Union.
China is planning to open a permanent trade centre in the Adra Industrial City near Damascus.
Across the country, there are increasing situations of strikes as Syrians protest their harshening economic conditions and continuing chaos.
The European Union has renewed for one year its set of sanctions on Syria and delisted several individuals and entities.
A government memo says that the agricultural and industrial sectors will be prioritized this year and next as part of an effort to kickstart the economy, but limited details on how this policy will be implemented have been disclosed.
The United States has renewed for one more year the sanctions it has been imposing on Syria from before the popular uprising.
Syria and Venezuela talked last week of boosting their economic relations during the visit to Damascus of Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.
The Central Bureau of Statistics has provided new population and household expenditures data based on a large survey it conducted at the end of 2017.
The Emirati Embassy in Damascus will implement a food aid project in the Syrian capital during the first week of Ramadan.
Syria and Iran held on May 1st the sixth edition of a joint business forum as Tehran seeks to capitalize on its support to the regime to gain more benefits for its companies.
The Syrian Government has published its annual report on its spending on Palestinian refugees in the country.
In the first five months of 2018, Syria’s inflation rate was largely flat and in some months prices even declined, official data show.
A business event held in Yalta last month has highlighted a change of mood in the perception of Syria among Russian investors and the continued isolation of the government.
The size of remittances sent by Syrians living in Germany continues to increase.
The government’s passport department in Hassakeh has announced the issuance of thousands of new passports a year after it resumed operations.


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