Damascus Securities Exchange (367)

08-07-2020

The two main indices of the Damascus Securities Exchange increased by about 30 percent in the first half of this year, lower than the estimated inflation rate.

20-05-2020

The past week has seen a stunning succession of decisions, statements, appointments and resignations that illustrate the piling up of government pressure on Rami Makhlouf to silence him once and for all and restructure Syria’s telecommunications sector.

20-05-2020

Insurance premiums in Syria increased last year despite remaining only a fraction of their pre-2011 level in real terms.

06-05-2020

April was the first full month during which Coronavirus-related restrictions were implemented in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

01-04-2020

Share prices in the Damascus Securities Exchange were impacted last month by the spread of the Coronavirus, with trading reduced to one day per week.

25-03-2020

Updated on March 31, 2020: Syria reported its first cases of Coronavirus and accelerated preparations to limit the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its economic, social and health impacts, as the dollar gained almost 20 percent in the black market.

04-03-2020

The two indices of the Damascus Securities Exchange made significant gains last month after the country’s two largest banks posted positive performances in 2019.

26-02-2020

Al-Ahliah Transport, one of Syria’s largest land transport companies, admitted in its annual financial statements that it owed an increase in its revenues last year to transporting members of the armed forces.

05-02-2020

The Damascus Securities Exchange started the year with a mixed performance despite a rise in its two main indexes.

22-01-2020

A financial brokerage company that is believed to be linked to Samer Foz has been licenced in Damascus, the first such company to start operating since 2011.

08-01-2020

The year 2019 came to a disappointing close for the Damascus Securities Exchange, which saw its main index decline for the first time in four years.

11-12-2019

In this factsheet, we look at Syria’s economic relations with the United Arab Emirates.

04-12-2019

The list of the 18 members of the advisory council of the government as of December 02, 2019.

04-12-2019

A decree has increased the number of members on a council that advises the Syrian cabinet on economic matters.

04-12-2019

Syria’s two stock exchange indices declined last month, reflecting investors’ negative perceptions of the economy’s prospects.

27-11-2019

The Ministry of Finance has frozen the assets and bank accounts of MTN-Syria and of several of its board members, a decision that signals that it wants to put pressure on one of the country’s largest companies.

06-11-2019

Despite listing three of the country’s largest companies over the past several months, total trading value in the Damascus bourse barely reached USD 1 million in October.

02-10-2019

Al-Badia Cement has received the final approval for listing in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

02-10-2019

The two indices of the Damascus Securities Exchange have posted their strongest monthly decline in years, a particularly significant change given the relatively large volume of trading.

03-09-2019

Trading was dull at the Damascus Securities Exchange last month and not much seemed able to bring interest back into the market.

24-07-2019

This table lists all Syrian public joint-stock companies active as of July 2019 with the value of their capital (in million SYP).

02-07-2019

The Syrian stock exchange’s main index shed almost four percent in the first six months of this year as it continues to fail at attracting meaningful interest.

12-06-2019

Al-Badia Cement has received a preliminary approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange.

06-05-2019

The Syrian stock exchange’s two main indexes fell last month amid low trading volumes.

12-03-2019

The Damascus Securities Exchange has issued a new index that is supposed to better represent trading activity in the exchange.

20-02-2019

Syria’s two mobile phone operators have posted a significant increase in their 2018 profits, largely thanks to the lower annual license fee paid to the government.

13-02-2019

Al-Ahliah Transport has reported an increase in its revenues last year, reflecting the continuing improvement in the security situation in most of the western part of the country.

06-02-2019

In a month marked by the listing of Syriatel, almost all stocks that were traded in relatively important volumes in the Damascus Securities Exchange fell.

30-01-2019

European sanctions inflicted last week on several Syrian investors and companies are disrupting more than expected their business activity.

22-01-2019

Samer Foz has bought an additional stake in Syria’s Islamic lender of which he has become the second largest shareholder.

15-01-2019

Qatar National Bank Syria has announced the resignation of its CEO, the third such executive to resign from Syria’s top private banks in the past six months.

08-01-2019

The DWX closed 2018 with a small decline as the Syrian stock exchange mostly failed to live to its expectations last year.

08-01-2019

Only weeks after buying a sizable stake in one of Syria’s largest banks, Samer Foz has invested in another Sharia-compliant financial institution.

17-12-2018

Fransabank Syria has announced the resignation of its Lebanese chairman, confirming the dissociation policy adopted by Lebanese banks operating in the country.

11-12-2018

Samer Foz, Syria’s most prominent businessman in past years, has expanded his business activities by buying a significant stake in the country’s largest private sector bank.

04-12-2018

MTN-Syria has received a preliminary approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange, potentially opening the way for the sale of the stakes of some of the company’s main shareholders.

03-12-2018

Interest in Syria’s securities exchange declined further last month, while two stocks alone attracted more than half of the limited trading.

05-11-2018

The Damascus Securities Exchange continued to attract very few investors in October as the daily value of shares traded did not cross the equivalent of USD 182,000.

22-10-2018

Syriatel has received the initial approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange.

02-10-2018

The main highlights of the 60th edition of the Damascus International Trade Fair, which was held last month, included a relatively large Russian presence, a very limited one by Chinese companies and the absence of announcements of major business deals.

02-10-2018

The main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange gained slightly last month as the number and value of transactions also increased.

04-09-2018

The DWX gained some 9.63 percent last month, its highest monthly increase since the beginning of the year, mostly thanks to the rise in the price of a single stock.

07-08-2018

The government has allowed the Central Bank of Syria to issue certificates of deposits denominated in dollars.

07-08-2018

The main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange declined again last month to close at 5,528.66.

04-06-2018

The main index of the Syrian stock exchange fell for the third month in a row and for the fourth time in five months since the beginning of the year, highlighting investors’ lack of confidence over the economy.

03-04-2018

The fall of Eastern Ghouta to the Syrian regime, which is likely to be concluded in the next days or weeks, will have several economic consequences.

03-04-2018

The value of trading in the Damascus Securities Exchange declined during the first quarter of 2018 relatively to the previous quarter, while share prices remained mostly stable as investors seem to be in a wait-and-see mode.

05-03-2018

Syria’s main stock market index gained again last month amid rising trading volumes.

06-02-2018

For the first time in months, the main index of the Damascus Securities Exchange fell as investors seemed to be taking their profits.