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20-05-2013

The value of the US dollar continued to rise in the Syrian currency market, reaching 150 pounds last week before slightly receding today.

18-05-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Argentina’s Clarin newspaper and Telam news agency on May 18, 2013.

12-04-2013

The Syrian President has issued a decree establishing a faculty of medicine in the coastal city of Tartous.

10-04-2013

A third of Syria’s housing units has been destroyed or damaged by the conflict, according to the United Nations.

08-04-2013

The number of companies registered by Syrian investors in Jordan reached 500 in the last two years, according to a Jordanian official.

08-04-2013

Data published by the Syrian export promotion body put Syria’s total exports last year at below USD 200 million.

08-04-2013
08-04-2013

Syria is planning to establish a boycott bureau to ban designated Turkish firms from operating in Syria.

08-04-2013

This document is an English language transcript of the interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to two Turkish media and published on April 7.

08-04-2013

This document is an English language transcript of the interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to two Turkish media and published on April 7.

06-04-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Ulusal TV and Aydinlik newspaper on April 06, 2013.

05-04-2013

The Minister of Industry has estimated the losses of the Syrian cotton industry at some SYP 20 billion in the last two years.

04-04-2013

The Syrian authorities are planning to establish three new governorates including one that will cover a significant part of the Kurdish areas.

02-04-2013

Hundreds of tourist facilities closed in the last two years in and around Damascus, according to a union official.

02-04-2013

A government committee has completed the preliminary field works required for the establishment of an airport near the city of Tartous, according to local news outlets.

01-04-2013

For the second year in a row, Al-Ahliah Transport, one of Syria’s largest transport companies, has reported a steep decline in activity.

27-03-2013

The production of cement by Syria’s public sector decreased by around 25 percent in 2012 because of a suspension of activity at its plants located in Aleppo.

25-03-2013

The Syrian Government is establishing a new university faculty in the city of Suweida, one of fifteen new faculties established in the last two years.

25-03-2013

Bank Al-Sharq has appointed two new directors replacing board members that had resigned in previous months.

18-03-2013

The Syrian government has extended the deadline to bid for two new power plants as fears over the conflict and international sanctions keep foreign bidders away.

11-03-2013

The number of Syrian refugees crossed the 1 million mark last week as the United Nations warned of a humanitarian situation that is “dramatic beyond description.”

04-03-2013
18-02-2013

Rental prices are increasing in central parts of Damascus but decreasing in some other parts of the country as people relocate to escape violence.

18-02-2013

The recent string of successes by rebels in Syria’s northeast threatens to strain further the supply of key commodities in the country’s urban centres.

14-02-2013

The Syrian government is raising the price of medicines and facilitating import procedures in order to ease the shortages of pharmaceutical products.

13-02-2013

The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.

11-02-2013

The Tabqa Dam, the country’s largest hydro-electric dam, fell in the hands of the Syrian opposition earlier today, a development that is highly symbolic but that has limited economic importance.

07-02-2013

Trade activity in Syria’s free zones declined some 26 percent last year over the general contraction in business activity and rising violence witnessed across the country.

24-01-2013

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has issued an alarming statement on the state of the Syrian agricultural sector and on its impact on both the levels of food supply and the livelihood of large segments of the Syrian population.

24-01-2013

Two financial firms held together more than half of the brokerage market share in the stock exchange last year as the volume of trading fell 82 percent on an annual basis, according to data published by the DSE.

23-01-2013

Syria’s state-owned cement manufacturing plants witnessed an annual decline of 25 percent in their sales last year.

14-01-2013

The Syrian government is accusing Turkey of being complicit in the looting and transfer of equipment to its territory of some 1,000 factories in Aleppo.

14-01-2013

The Syrian Minister of Electricity has said that 3,000 MW of power generation capacity is unused because of the damages inflicted on the country’s power grid.

24-12-2012

The Syrian government is establishing a new university faculty in the town of Salamieh, located in central Syria.

10-12-2012

Kharafi National, a large engineering company, is withdrawing from the Syrian market, according to a local media outlet.

10-12-2012

The volume of trade in Syria’s free trade zones reached SYP 56 billion in the first ten months of the year, a figure that marks a strong decline from previous years.

10-12-2012

Provisions for bad debts at private sector Syrian banks rose sharply in the third quarter of this year as businesses faced increasing difficulties to reimburse their loans.

10-12-2012
03-12-2012

Internet and phone communications resumed on Saturday 01 December, two days after Syria went through an almost total blackout that remains unexplained to this date.

03-12-2012

The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.

26-11-2012

A leading Syrian opposition figure has estimated the cost of rebuilding the country at up to USD 60 billion.

26-11-2012

The reported capture of the Tishreen hydroelectric dam by Syrian rebels is likely to strain further supplies of electricity across the country.

26-11-2012

The Ministry of Tourism has signed a contract with local investors for the management of a hotel property in Tartous.

19-11-2012

Two-thirds of Syria’s population will leave in urban areas by 2030, according to a recent report by a UN body.

19-11-2012

The value of the Syrian Pound fell at one point last week to around 90 pounds to the dollar in black market trading before regaining some of the lost ground early this week as the Central Bank of Syria appears to loosen trading restrictions.

22-10-2012

Syria will hold by-elections on December 1 to fill five seats in Parliament to replace, among others, two defecting MPs.

22-10-2012
15-10-2012

The forced landing of a Syrian commercial plane in Turkey last week has heightened tensions among the two countries and led to a twin airspace ban that will disrupt further Syria’s international transport links.

15-10-2012

State-owned cement plants produced 3.2 million tons in the first nine months of this year, according to the General Organization for Cement and Building Materials.