Deir-ez-Zor (430)

17-10-2017

The Ministry of Transport is preparing a draft law for the establishment of a state-owned airport operator.

10-10-2017

A meeting by the Syrian and Russian governments today has yielded surprisingly little results, in an additional sign of the difficulties facing Syria’s reconstruction ambitions.

26-09-2017

The Deir-ez-Zor gas plant is a gas processing and gathering plant located northwest of the city of Deir-ez-Zor.

26-09-2017

The takeover of a large gas field near Deir-ez-Zor by Kurdish-affiliated Syrian opposition groups last week draws many economic and political implications for a range of local, regional and international actors including the Syrian regime, Iran, the U.S. but also Russian private contractors.

26-09-2017

The Syrian government has approved a plan to restore its authority and activities in the city of Deir-ez-Zor following the success of its troops in lifting the siege on the city earlier this month, while looting by regime militias spreads to the countryside.

26-09-2017

The Syrian government has raised significantly the minimum capital requirement for foreign exchange companies as the national currency depreciated to a tenth of its value relative to the dollar in the past six years.

19-09-2017

Syria and Iran signed last week several agreements in the electricity sector worth hundreds of millions of dollars although most of them will likely remain ink on paper.

19-09-2017

The Syrian government has revised upward its end-of-year targets for oil, gas and phosphate production.

12-09-2017

The success by the Syrian regime and the various militias affiliated to it last week in breaking the siege of Deir-ez-Zor could pave the way for important long-term economic benefits.

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.

05-09-2017

The number of real estate transactions in Syria's fourteen provinces between 2010 and 2016.

05-09-2017

The Syrian authorities have approved the latest version of a draft law that is supposed to enable the issuance of new property documents for those who have lost them, although the text worries many Syrians.

22-08-2017

The following factsheet provides technical details on, and lists the status of, Syria’s main gas treatment plants as of July 04, 2017.

22-08-2017

The Cham Hotels Group, the largest hotel operator in the country, has reported an increase in its revenues in the first half of this year, although they stand at only a fraction of their pre-uprising level.

22-08-2017

On August 18, regime affiliated forces took control of a large gas processing plant west of Raqqa, enabling a further increase in gas supplies.

20-06-2017

Traffic at Syrian airports declined by more than three quarters since 2011 although it somewhat stabilized in the past two years, official data show.

05-06-2017

Despite the decline in the size of the population, official data indicate that the number of university students has increased relative to 2010.

23-05-2017

A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

23-05-2017

The Islamic State is banning the use in its territory of any currency other than its own Dinar in an apparent bid to collect as much dollars as possible from the market before a potential withdrawal.

16-05-2017

The Syrian opposition has opened a new crossing with Iraq near the border with Jordan, enabling the flow of goods between the two sides of the border, the first such position currently under the control of the Syrian opposition.

16-05-2017

A Russian company that was granted the right to explore Syria’s waters for oil and gas is reportedly returning to Syria after a two-year suspension of its activities.

04-04-2017

Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.

07-03-2017

The success last week of regime forces in linking areas under their control with those of the Kurdish PYD will likely improve supplies of energy and agricultural products in Damascus and other parts of the country, lower costs and provide a small boost to economic activity.

27-02-2017

An attack on Syria’s last standing gas processing plant temporarily shut down most electricity production across the country, highlighting the extreme weakness of the country’s energy infrastructure.

27-02-2017

Syria’s consumer prices increased by more than 50 percent last August, the most recent date for which official data are available.

21-02-2017

The Syrian President has issued a law aiming at clamping down more severely on illegal quarries and raising government revenues from them.

14-02-2017

A Greek-Italian engineering consortium is just weeks away from completing a large power plant south of Damascus, almost seven years after it began works.

14-02-2017

Consumer prices continued to rise steeply in the middle of last year, new data indicate.

14-02-2017

The very poor position of Syrian universities in a global ranking for higher education institutions highlights the dismal level of teaching and research in Syria.

31-01-2017

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

24-01-2017

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

10-01-2017

ISIS blew up this week a large gas processing plant near Palmyra, sending a clear warning on what it could do to other economic assets under its control in Syria’s east.

20-12-2016

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

20-12-2016

Local activists have highlighted the continuing oil trade taking place between the Islamic State and the Syrian regime through an increasingly powerful intermediary.

20-12-2016

Last week saw the addition of several individuals and entities based in Syria by the United Nations and the United States.

20-12-2016

Only a week after the announcement that Aleppo Airport will resume its operations soon, flights have resumed at Lattakia’s Bassel Al-Assad airport.

13-12-2016

A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.

15-11-2016
Syria's inflation rate was mostly stable in March and April, the last two months for which data are available, the government's statistical body has said.

01-11-2016

The Syrian President has appointed a member of the security forces to head the Deir-ez-Zor province, the fourth such decision to appoint a member of the military apparatus as governor in the space of three months.

25-10-2016

Last week, Syrian regime forces battled ISIS around two major oil and gas fields in the centre of the country, while at the UN, the government has asked the U.S.-led coalition to stop bombing oil fields controlled by the Islamic State.

18-10-2016

Syria’s Kurds are launching a university in the city of Qamishli, the second in the space of one year.

18-10-2016

The new governor for the province of Hassakeh, recently appointed by Bashar Al-Assad, is a former military and security official, known for his brutality against civilians.

11-10-2016

The list of members of the National Coalition’s political committee and of its bureau elected on October 04, 2016.

11-10-2016

Syria’s annual inflation rate stood at 44.1 percent in February, according to official data.

27-09-2016

The Syrian government has sent two of its members to Hassakeh as a means of reaffirming its bid for influence in the northeastern province.

20-09-2016

Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.

28-06-2016

Syria's annual inflation rate per consumption category.