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21-08-2018

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 16, 2018

The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.

07-08-2018

The two tables below list the Russian companies involved in Syria since the beginning of the Russian military intervention in the country in September 2015.

07-08-2018

Trade of building materials, steel products, electric equipment and heavy machinery for cement and steel plants

07-08-2018

The government has allowed the Central Bank of Syria to issue certificates of deposits denominated in dollars.

24-07-2018

Syrian banks are expanding again their branch network as they seek to capitalize on the improving security situation across the country.

12-07-2018

In this 2,600-word factsheet we look at China’s economic interests in Syria.

03-07-2018

Cement manufacturer Lafarge was charged last week by a French court with complicity in crimes against humanity, financing terrorists and endangering people’s lives, for allegedly paying millions to takfiri groups, including the Islamic State, to keep its factory in Syria open.

03-07-2018

The number of residents in Syria stands at around 19.2 million, according to recent estimates.

03-07-2018

The government is seeking investors to build a 3-million-ton cement plant in Aleppo after Iran refused to provide funding.

26-06-2018

A Syrian official said that his government plans to import 1.5 million tons of wheat this year, but the actual situation of the market is unclear.

19-06-2018

Three new Syrian nationals have been indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for violating sanctions.

12-06-2018
12-06-2018

Syria’s revenues from taxes doubled in the past two years, a government official said, although they still stand at only a fraction of their pre-uprising level.

04-06-2018

Syria’s main opposition-affiliated fund has decided to finance two development projects worth a combined EUR 19 million in the south of the country.

01-06-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of Marota City, the most controversial investment project in Syria.

10-05-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Kathimerini, a Greek daily, in Damascus on May 10, 2018.

10-05-2018

A full breakdown of Syria's 2018 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

10-05-2018

A breakdown of Syria's 2018 forecast budget revenues.

01-05-2018

Numbers from various sources indicate a slight improvement in demand for cement last year, which is one more indication that some sectors of the Syrian economy started recovering in 2017.

01-05-2018

The list of countries and amounts pledged during the "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference held in Brussels on April 25, 2018.

Table 1: Funding Announcements by Country and Organisation (in USD - by order of funding for 2018)

29-04-2018

The final joint declaration by the European Union and the United Nations at the end of the Brussels Conference on Syria organised on April 24 and 25.

23-04-2018

Cement sales by state-owned companies declined in the first quarter of this year, according to official data.

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

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.

04-04-2018

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

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.