In a trade fair organized in Beirut last week, Syrian garment exporters managed to clinch contracts worth dozens of millions of dollars.
Preliminary statistics from the ministry of industry show that at least 1,200 factories and plants from the private sector were destroyed in Syria’s main industrial centres in the last three years of conflict.
A civilian plane landed on Aleppo Airport last week for the first time in around a year.
Syrian Kurds are growing increasingly assertive and forming local administrations in the parts of the country where they form a majority.
Inflation data for the month of June 2013, which were released only now by the Syrian government, confirm the surge in retail prices across all product segments.
The state power distribution utility has signed dozens of contracts with Iranian, Chinese, and Korean companies for the supply of electrical equipment in the last two years, according to a state daily.
The government has announced that a gang forging property records worth billions of pounds in Aleppo has been arrested.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with AFP on January 20, 2014.
The production of Portland cement by Syrian state plants continues to be well below planned levels.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Ikhbariya TV in 2013.
Syria’s higher education institutions have suffered losses of around 5 billion pounds since the beginning of the uprising, according to the Minister of Higher Education.
Provision of quality control services
In addition to the coastal area, the Suweida governorate is among the rare parts of Syria to witness some level of business activity.
The Syrian power generation utility is extending the deadlines for several tenders as it fails to attract interest from foreign contractors.
The war in Syria has damaged the country’s telecoms infrastructure to a large extent, the Minister of Telecommunication said.
Almost 50 percent of all Syrian companies are located in the governorates of Aleppo, Damascus and Damascus Countryside, records from the Ministry of Economy show.
Syria’s 2012/2013 olive crop has remained stable, according to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Education services to all age grades
Syrianair has suspended all its flights to Egypt, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority has announced.
The Syrian Pound lost last week some of the ground it gained against the dollar in the previous week.
Data from the Syrian Investment Agency, and other anecdotal evidence, indicate that there has been an increase in recent weeks in the number of investment projects established in the coastal area.
The Syrian pound surged in recent days against the dollar, going back to levels not seen in months.
The two most traded stocks in the Damascus Securities Exchange during the first three quarters of this year are affiliates of Qatari institutions, although politics has little to do with this.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Der Spiegel on October 07, 2013.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Tishreen newspaper on October 06, 2013.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Latin American TeleSur TV on September 26, 2013.
Syria’s official inflation rate continued to increase last May, according to official data.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Fox News on September 19, 2013.
Syria’s state-owned textile companies have accumulated losses of 17.6 billion pounds from the violence of the last two years and seen countless companies, including all those in Aleppo, stop production.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Rossiya 24 TV on September 12, 2013.
Two new pharmaceutical plants are being established in the province of Tartous as Syrian manufacturers are favouring relative safe areas of the country.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian Izvestia newspaper on August 26, 2013.
The Syrian government has granted dozens of licenses to open new pharmaceutical plants, according to the minister of health.
This 40-page profile of Syria's agricultural sector contains an overview of Syria's main crops, of the systems and laws regulating land ownership, of water management, of the liberalisation of the sector, of the impact of 2 years of uprising and war, and of future policy options. It also highlights how years of mismanagement eventually contributed to the onset of the popular uprising in March 2011.
Syria’s state-owned cement production body reported a significant decline in its output in the first half of the year.
Syria’s Baath Party has announced the election of a new regional command, which is formally the executive branch of the party in Syria.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Thawra newspaper on July 04, 2013.
According to statistics published by the Damascus Securities Exchange, some SYP 1.04 billion worth of shares were traded in the first six months of this year.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper on June 17, 2013.
The lack of fuel oil is the main reason for the decline in the production of electricity, according to state officials.
Syria is to suspend wheat imports in the current season, a government official said.
Syria’s state-owned industrial sector suffered losses of SYP 60 billion from the ongoing uprising and war in Syria.
The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Manar on May 30, 2013.
Syria’s trade balance with Iraq was largely positive last year, a government official said.
Occupancy rates at Damascus hotels in 2012 were only a fifth of what they were two years earlier, according to a recently released report.