Central Bank of Syria (465)

23-02-2015

The Syrian Government is trying to limit the demand for dollars and pressures on its currency by restricting import licenses, the Minister of Economy said.

09-02-2015

The Syrian Pound last week has continued to decline relative to the US dollar and was traded at up to 240 per dollar today in the black market.

26-01-2015

The Syrian Pound continued its slow but steady decline against the dollar last week.

19-01-2015

The Syrian Pound is declining again against the dollar after several weeks of stability.

29-12-2014

The Syrian government is requiring owners of gold bars to register them with the Central Bank of Syria.

22-12-2014

While the results of the visit last week to Tehran of Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halqi are not yet clear, the growing dependency of Damascus on its ally is increasingly obvious.

22-12-2014

After a turbulent week, the Syrian Pound has managed to recover most of its losses against the US dollar.

24-11-2014

The announcement last week by the Central Bank of Syria that it planned to pump more than USD 150 million this week to prop up the pound has done little to reassure markets or to strengthen the value of the national currency.

10-11-2014

After holding steady for several weeks the Syrian Pound lost again last week some ground relative to the U.S. dollar.

10-11-2014

Adib Mayaleh, the governor of the Central Bank of Syria, who also answers to the French name of André Mayard, lost a bid to remove sanctions imposed on him by the European Union.

20-10-2014

Syria’s exports are currently at some 10 percent of their level four years ago, the head of a government body said.

20-10-2014

The U.S. Government has blacklisted several companies based in Cyprus and Lebanon for providing material support to the Syrian Government.

13-10-2014

In the last two weeks, the value of the Syrian pound stabilized in the foreign currency market as the Central Bank of Syria continued to sell dollars.

06-10-2014

The Government has allowed the private sector to import gas oil and fuel oil for the benefit of manufacturing companies as it seeks to alleviate shortages in the market.

29-09-2014

The Syrian pound is continuing to lose ground against the dollar, in spite of significant interventions by the Central Bank in the Syrian currency market.

22-09-2014

The dollar stabilized in the Syrian foreign currency market last week, although this required the Central Bank of Syria to pour significant amounts of dollars in the market.

15-09-2014

A report by a UN-affiliated body has provided a dramatic picture of Syria’s main economic and social indicators, three and a half years after the beginning of the popular uprising.

15-09-2014

The Syrian Pound fell last week to its lowest level in more than a year before a strong intervention by the Central Bank of Syria helped limit the losses.

08-09-2014

The US dollar continued to climb in the Syrian foreign currency market, rising to 180 pounds per dollar for the first time in some four months.

01-09-2014

The Syrian Pound continued last week its decline relative to most foreign currencies.

25-08-2014

The Central Bank of Syria is decreasing gradually the official value of the Syrian Pound to help limit the attractiveness of the dollar in the black market.

18-08-2014

Following months during which its value remained relatively stable compared to the dollar, the Syrian Pound has lost again some ground.

07-07-2014

Russia will provide a grant worth several hundred million dollars to the Syrian Government under an agreement signed last May.

02-06-2014

The Central Bank of Syria has revoked the licence of an important moneychanger in Damascus as part of the drive of the Syrian authorities to maintain a grip on the currency market.

26-05-2014

Around half of the Iranian credit line granted to the Syrian Government last year has been spent, according to a Syrian banker.

19-05-2014

The Syrian Government has issued a decision requesting exporters to refund half of their foreign currency proceeds to the Central Bank.

12-05-2014

The US Treasury has blacklisted a number of new individuals and entities for their support of the Syrian regime, including a Russian bank.

21-04-2014

The Syrian Pound recovered in the last few days some of the ground lost against the dollar in previous weeks.

31-03-2014

In spite of the intervention of the Central Bank of Syria, the dollar continued last week to gain ground against the Syrian Pound.

24-03-2014

The Central Bank of Syria has closed two foreign exchange traders as part of its campaign to clamp down on the black market.

13-01-2014

For the first time in more than two months, the Syrian Pound lost in the last few days some ground against the US dollar.

09-12-2013

The visit to Tehran last week by the Syrian Prime Minister and a government delegation drew little apparent economic results.

11-11-2013

The Syrian Pound lost last week some of the ground it gained against the dollar in the previous week.

05-11-2013

The Syrian pound surged in recent days against the dollar, going back to levels not seen in months.

07-10-2013

The Syrian authorities are closing the country’s foreign exchange companies as part of a clampdown on black market dealers.

30-09-2013

The foreign reserves of the Syrian government declined significantly at the end of 2011, confirming the rapid depletion of foreign currencies held by the Central Bank of Syria after the beginning of the uprising.

16-09-2013

The Central Bank of Syria last week continued to reduce the value of the Syrian Pound relative to the dollar while the market rate remained unmoved by the latest political developments.

02-09-2013

The Central Bank of Syria has continued to devalue the formal rate of its currency, while tension in the black market receded somewhat in recent days.

05-08-2013

A Presidential decree issued on Sunday has banned all commercial transactions in any currency other than the Syrian pound, in a bid to stem the decline of the local currency.

05-08-2013

Iran and Syria formalised last week an agreement for the disbursement of some USD 3.6 billion of Iranian funds to Damascus that will be used to purchase oil products.

29-07-2013

Syria’s official inflation rate remained above 50 percent in the first two months of this year although actual price increases are believed to be much higher.

29-07-2013

Iran and Syria have signed a framework agreement for the transport of Iranian gas through Iraqi territory and onto Syria.

22-07-2013

The massive intervention of the Central Bank of Syria has helped reduce the price of a dollar to below 200 pounds in the Syrian currency market.

22-07-2013

Syria’s planning and international cooperation commission has a new director, Humam Al-Jazairi.

22-07-2013

The composition of the credit and monetary council has been amended and new members appointed as the Central Bank of Syria faces numerous challenges.

15-07-2013

After a week which saw it cross the 300 pound level, the US dollar dropped following the intervention of the Central Bank.

17-06-2013

Facing growing difficulties to supply foreign currencies to the market and as inflation continues to increase, the government imposed last week severe restrictions on import trade by the private sector.

17-06-2013

Adib Mayaleh, the governor of the Central Bank of Syria, received kickbacks from an Austrian money-printer for the award of contracts, according to Vienna prosecutors.

03-06-2013

The Syrian government is paying some USD 500 million every month to import oil products, the minister of petroleum and mineral resources said.