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08-10-2012

Souria Holding has suspended works on its Abraj Souria project in downtown Damascus, its CFO said.

01-10-2012

The number of tourists that visited Syria in the first quarter of 2012 fell 76.4 percent compared to the same period of last year according to a recent government report as the impact of the rising violence is likely to complicate the recovery of the sector in the post-uprising period.

24-09-2012

Pressure remained strong last week on the Syrian Pound, which fell at one point to 75 for a dollar, although it has since slightly receded.

17-09-2012

Syria’s national currency has lost some ground in recent days with the US dollar currently trading at around 72 pounds in black market dealings.

17-09-2012

Almost half of illegal housing areas across Syria are located in the Damascus countryside, according to a state body.

17-09-2012

Syria produced 1 million tons of flour in the first six months of this year, according to the General Company for Mills.

10-09-2012

Syrianair is adding Amman to its flight schedule and increasing its flights to Beirut as sanctions by the EU and other western countries prevent it from flying to many of its traditional destinations.

04-09-2012

Syria’s state-owned power utility has extended the closing date of two tenders for the construction of a total of 1,000MW in new power generation capacity.

03-09-2012

Etihad Airways has become the latest international carrier to suspend its flights to Damascus.

02-09-2012

This document is an English language transcript of the interview given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Ad-Dunia, a Damascus based TV station on August 29. The translation is from the Syrian News Agency.

27-08-2012

The Kharafi Group has obtained from the Syrian government a 50 percent discount on the annual fee it pays for the management of the Bloudan Grand Hotel, which has been closed for over half a year.

27-08-2012

The Syrian government has estimated the damage to public infrastructure from the violence gripping the country at SYP 155 billion, while it has officially registered more than 1 million displaced people.

27-08-2012

Bank of Syria and Overseas has announced that an armoured van transporting cash from one of its branches in the city of Aleppo was robbed on August 12, a reflection of the deteriorating security situation across the country.

27-08-2012

The Syrian President has appointed three new ministers and a new Governor in Aleppo.

13-08-2012

The Syrian President issued today a decree establishing two new university faculties among a dozen or so that has been created in rural areas of Syria in the last eighteen months.

13-08-2012

Hundreds of manufacturing plants located in the industrial cities of Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor have stopped functioning because of the rising insecurity leading to potentially severe shortages of products in the local market including medicines.

13-08-2012

The United Nations has said that the number of Syrian refugees registered in four neighbouring countries had reached some 146,000 including 6,000 that entered Turkey in the last week as violence surged in Aleppo.

06-08-2012
03-08-2012

The following document is the text of the press conference by Kofi Annan in Geneva on 2 August 2012 announcing that he was resigning as Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria.

03-08-2012

The following document is the text of the press conference by Kofi Annan in Geneva on 2 August 2012 announcing that he was resigning as Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria.

23-07-2012

The death of four high ranking Syrian security officials and the increasingly daring assaults by the rebellion have brought the conflict to the heart of Damascus for the first time since the beginning of the popular uprising last year.

23-07-2012

The latest round of violence in Syria has pushed the few remaining airliners operating in the country to announce a suspension or a reduction of their flights to Damascus citing falling passenger numbers and security conditions.

09-07-2012

The number of passengers that used the Airport of Qamishli, in the northeast of the country, rose to over 30,205 in the first six months of the year.

09-07-2012

Two new faculties have been established at the Aleppo and Baath Universities.

09-07-2012

The Ministry of Electricity is raising the daily number of hours of power cuts across Syria as rising temperatures lead to an increase in demand for electricity.

08-07-2012

General trading

02-07-2012

Damascus and Aleppo are the two cities of the Middle East that have witnessed the sharpest decline in occupancy rates in their hotels last year, according to a recent survey.

02-07-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 5,000)

02-07-2012

Set-up tourism projects (hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and others)

25-06-2012

A new government was formed in Syria on June 23 with the appointment of twenty new ministers and the establishment of five new ministries, including one for national reconciliation.

18-06-2012

The increasingly deteriorating security situation across Syria, in particular in the northern part of the country, around the cities of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama, has rendered almost impossible the distribution of barley, forcing the authorities to turn to imports.

11-06-2012

Fares Shehabi, the head of the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, was elected last week President of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry, in replacement of Imad Ghreiwati.

11-06-2012

Syria’s production of olive for the 2011/2012 season is forecast at 900 thousand tons by the Ministry of Agriculture.

05-06-2012

Updated January 05, 2012: The following document is the english version of the speech by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on June 3, on the occasion of the start of the first session of the newly elected Parliament.

04-06-2012

Trade leathers and wool, chemical materials and machines for textiles

27-05-2012

Manufacturing of cotton and mixed yarns

21-05-2012

The table below lists the full list of the members of parliament elected during the legislative elections that took place on May 7, 2012.

Each governorate is a single constituency except for the Aleppo governorate that is divided into two constituencies, one for the city itself and one for all its rural surrounding areas.

21-05-2012

Pharnaceutical and chemicals production and trade

21-05-2012

Development of tourism project on Part 1 of Real Estate Plot 250 in the Kimar Area (Ifrin, Aleppo)

14-05-2012

Syrian manufacturers, along with other business sectors, are increasingly suffering from the deterioration in the political, economic and security environments.

14-05-2012

The Ministry of Electricity has raised electricity prices for industrial and commercial concerns in a bid to reduce the government’s subsidies bill, leading to an outcry and threats of “protests.”

13-05-2012

Pharmaceuticals production

13-05-2012

Trade fabrics, textiles and yarns; contracting

07-05-2012

Global One, a brokerage firm based in Aleppo, held the lead in the market for stock brokering in April, for the third month since the beginning of the year.

07-05-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency fell by 84 percent year on year during the first quarter of 2012.

30-04-2012

The number of refugees that have fled Syria to neighbouring countries has now reached 65,070 according to the United Nations refugee agency although the actual number probably dwarfs that figure.

30-04-2012

Manufacturing of industrial polyester yarns

23-04-2012

Trade and manufacturing of medical products