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06-07-2015

The production of Portland cement by Syria’s state-owned plants declined in the first half of this year, according to official data.

06-07-2015

Weeks after the city fell in the hands of rebel groups, Idlib is reportedly witnessing the systematic looting of public and private properties.

06-07-2015

The Syrian authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.

18-06-2015

Syria’s crop of pistachio, of which it is one of the leading producers in the world, is estimated to have fallen significantly last year.

08-06-2015

Al-Baraka Bank Syria, an Islamic lender, opened on May 28 a branch in Tartous, the bank’s second in less than six months in the coastal area.

08-06-2015

Syria’s free trade zones shipped a total of SYP 84 billion worth of goods last year, according to official data.

25-05-2015

Syrian manufacturers who relocated abroad are banned from exporting their products back to Syria, according to Humam Al-Jazairi, the Minister of Economy.

11-05-2015

The Syrian Government has increased by around a third, compared to last year, the price it will pay to buy the wheat crop from its farmers.

11-05-2015

The General Court of the European Union has rejected an appeal made by Fares Shehabi, the President of the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, to lift sanctions imposed on him.

27-04-2015

More than 100 thousand building violations on real estate properties were recorded in the last four years in Damascus and its countryside, according to a Government official.

13-04-2015

The Damascus Securities Exchange has announced that it was auctioning off the shares of two prominent Aleppo businessmen.

30-03-2015

Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.

09-03-2015

Hundreds of historical sites in Syria have been damaged during the conflict, according to a Government official, a fifth of which are in Aleppo.

09-03-2015

Four individuals of Syrian origin are listed in the world’s billionaires list published by Forbes magazine, although none of them built his wealth in the country.

02-03-2015

The number of companies registered in Syria by the end of last year was slightly above 500,000 according to data from the Ministry of Economy.

02-03-2015

Cham Palaces and Hotels, a large chain of upscale hotels across Syria, reported an increase in revenues in 2014 after years of falling occupancy rates.

16-02-2015

The Syrian government licensed several new pharmaceutical plants last year, a government official said.

10-02-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with BBC News on February 10, 2015.

09-02-2015

A Syrian official has announced that the contract of a Qatari company to develop an upscale hospitality project on the Syrian coast is being terminated.

02-02-2015

Syria expects its production and export of olives and olive oil, a major crop in the country, to increase again this year.

26-01-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Foreign Affairs magazine on January 26, 2015.

22-01-2015

Syria’s air transport regulator confirmed that its revenues declined significantly last year as most international airlines rerouted away from Syrian airspace.

22-01-2015

A Russian company is starting works on a 600-ton flourmill near the town of TalKalakh.

12-01-2015

Updated January 16, 2015: The elections to the board of directors of the Damascus and Aleppo Chambers of Commerce at the end of last year witnessed a significant renewal of membership.

05-01-2015

The land area on which wheat and other cereals are grown this year in Syria is well below the target of the government, threatening a new disappointing crop.

05-01-2015

The Syrian government has established a university in Tartous, the seventh such institution to be established in the country.

17-12-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) adopted on December 17, 2014, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted in July to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

01-12-2014

Trading of food products; contracting

17-11-2014

Sales of the General Organization of Tobacco, a state monopoly that usually generates significant revenues for the Treasury, reached SYP 25 billion in the first nine months of the year, as the company seeks to produce cigarettes under license from a Russian group.

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

A third of Syria’s pharmaceutical plants have stopped production, while the output of the remaining ones is only at a third of the pre-uprising level, according to an industry executive.

10-11-2014

The few large private sector investments still being established in Syria remain concentrated in the coastal area and around Damascus, data from a licensing body shows.

27-10-2014

The Syrian President has issued a decree nominating five new Governors in Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Idlib and Quneitra.

27-10-2014

Syrian businessman George Obegi passed away last week following a plane accident off the Cypriot coast.

27-10-2014

The election held last week at Syria’s chambers of industry saw the arrival of various new faces.

13-10-2014

Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.

13-10-2014

Saccal Holding, a Lebanese manufacturer and distributor of generating sets, recently opened a warehouse in Syria to distribute its products as power cuts continue to impact businesses and households alike.

13-10-2014

Occupancy rates in hotels in the coastal area were high during the summer season and in September according to the Chairman of Syria’s Federation of Chambers of Tourism.

06-10-2014

United Insurance Company, a private insurance company, said that it replaced one of its directors because of repeated absences from board meetings.

29-09-2014

The launch of air strikes by U.S forces has led to the destruction of Syrian oil and food storage assets.

23-09-2014

UPDATED on September 23: Reports have emerged that ISIS has taken over a cement plant that represents the largest foreign investment in the country outside the oil sector.

15-09-2014

Syria’s olive oil production is expected to drop by almost half this year because of the poor climatic and security conditions.

15-09-2014

Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.

08-09-2014

Syria’s chambers of industry have provided an update on the destruction of the manufacturing sector in the country.

01-09-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.

01-09-2014

The head of the Damascus Chamber of Industry has refuted claims made by a senior industrialist that most members on its board had relocated abroad in a dispute that highlights tensions among the Syrian business community.

01-09-2014

Reports that salaries of civil servants in various parts of Syria are not being paid on time, or not at all, are increasing.

25-08-2014

The shares owned by Firas Tlas in the Syrian subsidiary of Lafarge Cement, the global cement manufacturer, have been seized by the Syrian Government.

15-08-2014

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) adopted on August 15, 2014, calling on all States to act to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, financing and other support to Islamist extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and putting six persons affiliated to those groups on its terrorist sanctions list.