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19-04-2018

In this 2,300-word factsheet we provide a profile of Samer Foz, who in the space of the past two years has risen to become Syria’s most powerful investor.

10-04-2018

The concluding statement of the April 4 meeting between Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey:

10-04-2018

A Jordanian business delegation will be visiting Damascus soon to look for business opportunities and push for the reopening of the border between the two countries.

10-04-2018

A Turkish University has announced that it would organize a test to enable students living in the Euphrates Shield Area to apply for enrolment.

03-04-2018

Syria’s regional planning commission has produced a long-term development plan that divides the country into seven regions that do not correspond to the boundaries of the current governorates.

20-03-2018

Damascus’ landmark Four Seasons Hotel is now the property of one of the country’s most powerful business cronies.

13-03-2018

A German company is to restart the operations of a plant it operates in Syria after years of stoppage.

06-03-2018

Filings from some companies have confirmed the improvement in the Syrian business environment in 2017 after years of steep decline.

06-03-2018

At a business forum held in Moscow last week, many obstacles still seemed to stand in the way of the improvement in the economic and business ties between Syria and Russia.

05-03-2018

Iran is furthering its reach in Syria’s education sector while the Syrian government seems unable to meet its promises to invest in that sector.

20-02-2018

Sales of cement at Syria’s state-owned plants slightly decreased last year, according to preliminary data.

20-02-2018

The bank accounts of the World Chess Federation have been closed over sanctions imposed on its president for dealing with the Syrian government.

06-02-2018

The demand for steel and cement in Syria is too low to justify any new investment in this sector, government officials have said.

16-01-2018

The Syrian regime is planning to extend to all of Syria a law that enables the displacement of populations from informal housing areas under the pretext of building modern real estate development projects.

16-01-2018

Updated on February 02, 2018 (see bottom for details on updates): A new Syrian investor has signed an agreement to invest in the Basatin Al-Razi real estate area near Damascus.

09-01-2018

A Syrian businessman, little heard of until recently, has signed two contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to participate in the development of the controversial Basatin Al-Razi project.

09-01-2018

The Pharaon Investment Group has taken over the management of the state-owned Adra Cement Plant, which it will seek to develop.

08-01-2018

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2393 (2017) adopted on December 19, 2017, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted on July 2014 to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

02-01-2018

The Syrian President has conducted a minor government reshuffle including the defence portfolio.

02-01-2018

The Syrian government’s attempts to lure Russian direct investments, including in the cement industry, have limited chances of succeeding.

21-11-2017

The financial results of some of Syria’s largest companies show an increase in revenues across the board, albeit from very low levels.

14-11-2017

UNDP has issued a tender for a consultancy work on the Banias Power Plant as it seeks to prevent a shutdown.

07-11-2017

A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.

07-11-2017

Syria was among the worst performing countries in the world in the latest annual Doing Business report, another reminder of the stark difficulties the country will face in recovering from the war.

31-10-2017

Oil and gas imports; cement import; infrastructure works for oil sector

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

17-10-2017

The government has ordered a provisional custody on the assets of Imad Ghreiwati, one of Syria’s most prominent investors prior to 2011, a move that adds a layer of instability to investors planning to return to the country.

10-10-2017

Lafarge, the French building materials global company, reportedly paid various armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, in order to protect its factory located in the north of the country as it hoped to remain operating and benefit from reconstruction.

03-10-2017

Production of Portland cement

02-10-2017

Lebanon’s Fattouche Group, which is reportedly close to powerful Syrian regime figures, is set to establish a new cement manufacturing plant in Syria, as part of other projects, in what would be the largest private sector investment in the country in years.

12-09-2017

The Syrian government announced last week that a Greek-Italian consortium had begun works on a new power plant in Deir Ali near Damascus, in what is likely the largest ongoing engineering project in the country, although how it plans to pay for it remains a mystery.

12-09-2017

Syria’s foreign trade declined by around a fifth last year, suggesting a further contraction in spending and investment, initial data show.

05-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

22-08-2017

The participation of Iranian and Russian companies to the Damascus International Trade Fair has given the opportunity for these two countries to push further their economic and business interests.

15-08-2017

Fly Damas, one of two private airlines in Syria, has launched the country’s first cargo plane a few days before the beginning of the 59th edition of the Damascus trade fair.

25-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

25-07-2017

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) adopted on July 20, 2017 encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

The text of the resolution reads as follows:

25-07-2017

The Syrian government announced last week the allocation of billions of pounds to the Homs province almost exclusively dedicated to communities supportive of the regime and areas inhabited by religious minorities.

18-07-2017

ESCWA estimates that the losses in physical capital incurred by Syria in the past six years amounts to USD 100 billion.

11-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.