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23-10-2019

Syria’s foreign trade deficit increased again in 2018, initial data indicate.

02-10-2019

Syria and Iraq have officially reopened a joint border crossing for the first time since 2014, opening the way for a significant increase in Syrian exports.

18-09-2019

The reopening of a border crossing with Iraq is likely to be delayed again despite an acceleration of the preparations by the Syrian government.

06-11-2018

The Central Bank of Iraq has frozen the assets of Syria’s two main airlines, potentially compromising a normalization of the economic and trade ties between the two countries.

23-10-2018

A delegation of 50 Syrian investors led by Mohammad Hamsho participated last week in Tehran in a bilateral economic forum.

14-11-2017

The advance of regime forces in the eastern region of Syria has enabled the government to take control of wheat stocks and increase the volumes procured locally.

20-12-2016

Last week saw the addition of several individuals and entities based in Syria by the United Nations and the United States.

08-08-2011

The first week of Ramadan proved to be a violent one, as over the course of the last seven days, more than 250 civilians were reportedly killed in military crackdowns across the country.

01-08-2011

The momentum of the Syrian uprising continues to grow as protestors on Friday July 29 again exceeded 1 million across the country. The death toll from the day remains unclear, with most estimates suggesting some 23 were killed. The start of the week ushered in a new political parties law as well as a draft law on elections. Nevertheless, tensions are mounting as Monday August 1 brings the start of Ramadan, during which daily mass protests are expected.

25-07-2011

The Deir-ez-Zor Chamber of Commerce and Industry has blamed the government’s security services for the “unjustified use of arms and the brutal crackdown on protesters” in one of many signs of growing unease in the business community over the mishandling by the authorities of the revolt gripping the country.

19-01-2009

The European Investment Bank is providing a loan of EUR 275 million to finance the extension of a power station at Deir Ali, south of Damascus.

07-12-2008
The closure of the American school in Damascus has created a major problem for many expatriates and foreign business executives based in the Syrian capital.
19-02-2007

Deposits at the Commercial Bank of Syria fell 11.5 percent in the 11 months ending November 2006

01-11-2004
The Syrian Ministry of Transport (MOT) has asked developers to submit offers to build road projects on a BOT (Build Operate Transfer) basis for the first time in Syria.