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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.

11-06-2012

The Syrian President named on Wednesday June 06 a new prime minister, Riyad Hijab, in replacement of Adel Safar, whose government will have lasted little more than a year.

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.

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 Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has licensed a Turkish company for the construction of a refinery and the development of asphalt resources.

30-04-2012

The Syrian Investment Agency has awarded a license to a Hungarian company to develop a salt mine in the eastern region of the country.

29-04-2012

The University of Damascus is opening a new faculty in the southern governorate of Daraa dedicated to veterinary medicine.

23-04-2012

The Central Bank of Syria has licensed a foreign exchange bureau established by the Tellawi family.

10-04-2012

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation said on Saturday that it would send some USD 70 million in humanitarian aid to help Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict in the country.

10-04-2012

Cham Hotels and Resorts, Syria's largest hotel management company, has reported a 58 percent decline in its operating revenues last year, reflecting the steep decline witnessed by the tourism industry in the wake of the uprising gripping the country.

01-04-2012

Syrianair, Syria’s state-owned national carrier, is benefitting from the withdrawal of international companies from the market and the unrest in various parts of the country to increase the size of its operations.

28-03-2012

Total’s production of oil and gas in Syria rose 35 percent last year on the back of rising gas output before international sanctions forced the French company to suspend all activities.

26-03-2012

A few days before a March 28 deadline, some 1,790 persons are reported to have submitted a bid to become candidates for the next parliamentary election that is expected to be widely boycotted by the opposition.

25-03-2012

A bomb blast hit on Saturday a gas pipeline near the eastern city of Deir-ez-Zor leading to the leakage of 700,000 cubic meters of gas.

20-03-2012

The Central Bureau of Statistics said that Syria’s unemployment rate had risen to 14.9 percent last year, a figure that differs from higher estimates by the Minister of Labour but that is still some 60 percent above the 2010 figure.

11-03-2012

The Syrian Government has reportedly decided to allocate a percentage of the revenues of oil companies to the development of the Governorates in which these companies are located, the first time this type of measure is adopted in Syria.

01-03-2012

Syria’s winter season has been rainy and cold with rainfalls already above annual averages in many parts of the country.

23-02-2012

Updated February 23: The number of vehicles on Syrian roads rose 7.88 percent to 2.21 million last year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

13-02-2012

The Ministry of Education has announced the dates for the high school end-of-year exams as students in many areas of the country continue to have difficulties to access their schools because of the unrest.

01-02-2012

The attacks on Syria’s railway network in the last few months cost the Syrian Railways Organisation, the country’s rail transporter, an estimated SYP 1.7 billion, George Muqaabari, the head of the company, said.

30-01-2012

A bomb blast targeted this morning a 24” gas pipeline supplying the power plant of Banias, according to the Syrian news agency, SANA.

30-01-2012

The European Union and Canada have expanded the blacklists of Syrian individuals and entities they are sanctioning on the back of the handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular uprising gripping the country.

23-01-2012

The Syrian Government has announced the formal launch of a scheme to build 50,000 low cost housing units across the country in a bid to supply affordable housing for the population.

19-01-2012

Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 300)

18-01-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency halved in 2011 compared to the previous year, although in terms of value the figures are surprisingly stable.

26-12-2011

Syria’s Cotton Marketing Organisation has bought a total of 638,000 tons of seed cotton from this year’s crop, according to its Director General, Nazir Lababidi.

06-12-2011

Total of France has stopped oil production in Syria in compliance with recent EU sanctions as a growing number of international companies operating in the country are considering taking similar steps.

04-12-2011

Royal Dutch Shell is pulling out of Syria after the European Union sanctioned Al-Furat Petroleum Company, the joint-venture firm through which the Dutch company is extracting oil in the country.

23-11-2011

A state-owned sugar company is seeking bidders for the EPC of a waste water treatment plant.

21-11-2011

Updated November 21: Syria has awarded a EUR 19 million contract to France’s Alstom to build ten power transformers across the country, according to Al-Thawra, a local daily.

16-11-2011

Total of France has become the latest oil company operating in Syria to acknowledge that it had stopped receiving payments from the Syrian Government for its crude exports.

27-10-2011

The Syrian Government has approved plans to build a 1 million ton urea phosphate plant in the east of the country, although once more financing constraints may delay the project.

24-10-2011

The Syrian Railways Organisation is expecting to finish next year works on a rail track between the cities of Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Bou Kamal that will link the Iraqi and Syrian networks.

23-10-2011

The Syrian President has named two new governors, Yasser Al-Shoufi and Hussein Makhlouf, for the Governorates of Idlib and Rural Damascus, according to SANA.

16-10-2011

Only half of Syria’s high school graduates found their way to the country’s higher education system this year, according to the Ministry of Higher Education.

28-08-2011

Syria’s jobless population reached 468,009 in 2010, or an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent out of a total labour force of 5.11 million, according to a survey by the Syrian government.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

22-08-2011

There are currently just under two dozen international companies operating in the Syrian oil industry from the exploration and production sectors to related services. The companies are listed below.

22-08-2011

Last week, the United States imposed new economic sanctions on Syria and a ban on all US imports of Syrian crude oil, measures that are gradually increasing the heat on the country’s economy.

15-08-2011

Six new university faculties were established by Presidential decree last week, all of them located in some of the least developed areas of the country.

15-08-2011

The Syrian President has named a new head for the Aleppo Governorate, the sixth nomination of a new Governor since the beginning of the political crisis currently engulfing Syria.

08-08-2011

Italy and Saudi Arabia have announced that they are recalling their ambassadors to Damascus in protest against handling by the Syrian authorities of the popular revolt gripping the country.

01-08-2011

The financial disclosures for the first half of this year by Syria’s largest private sector commercial banks confirm the depth of the country's current economic crisis.

01-08-2011

The momentum of the Syrian uprising continues to grow as protestors on Friday July 29 again exceeded 1 million across the country. The death toll from the day remains unclear, with most estimates suggesting some 23 were killed. The start of the week ushered in a new political parties law as well as a draft law on elections. Nevertheless, tensions are mounting as Monday August 1 brings the start of Ramadan, during which daily mass protests are expected.

27-07-2011

The Ministry of Local Administration has announced that it is scrapping penalties levied on investors in the country’s industrial cities.

25-07-2011

The Deir-ez-Zor Chamber of Commerce and Industry has blamed the government’s security services for the “unjustified use of arms and the brutal crackdown on protesters” in one of many signs of growing unease in the business community over the mishandling by the authorities of the revolt gripping the country.

18-07-2011

The Syrian government is seeking a consultancy to prepare the contracting documents for the building of a new passenger terminal at Damascus International Airport.