Hassakeh (215)

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 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.

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.

05-09-2017

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

08-08-2017

Syria’s oil and gas production continues to increase incrementally as a potential deal with the PYD may add significant more volumes to the government’s control.

25-07-2017

Syria’s wheat and barley production increased this year while the improvement in security has helped reduce price inflation on many agricultural products, a report by the FAO has found.

25-07-2017
30-05-2017

A British oil company that has rights over oil fields located in northeast Syria has said that production at these fields has increased significantly since the beginning of the year although it receives no revenues from them.

23-05-2017

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

25-04-2017

A scheduled bus trip has reportedly been launched between Qamishli and Damascus for the first time in four years, linking again the Iraqi border with the Mediterranean.

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

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

17-01-2017

Syria is planning to import up to four million tons of wheat, an industry official has said, indicating that the government is not expecting to recover control of its wheat growing areas in the near future.

03-01-2017

Data from the Armenian government suggest that a sizeable number of Syria’s Armenian community has left the country and relocated in its historical homeland.

22-11-2016

Syria’s wheat production this year was the lowest in the past ten years, according to a joint report released last week by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme.

08-11-2016

Syria’s seed cotton harvest is set to remain at a record low level for the second year in a row.

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.

04-10-2016

The struggle over the language taught in Syrian education institutions is an increasing source of tension between the government and the Kurdish Union Democratic Party.

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.

23-08-2016

The outburst of violence in the city of Hassakeh between the Syrian regime and the YPG, the armed branch of the Kurdish PYD, has ended with an agreement today that will apparently lead to the withdrawal of all forces affiliated with the Syrian regime, a move that has significant consequences on the political scene as well as on the governance of Syria’s northeast.

04-07-2016

The following is a short profile of the members of the Syrian Government appointed on July 03, 2016.

04-07-2016

Updated on July 05: A new Government was formed in Syria on Sunday, the first in two years.

14-06-2016

A border crossing between Iraq’s Kurdistan and Syria’s north-eastern region has been reopened after three months of closure.

14-06-2016

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

17-05-2016

A Syrian legal committee is seeking reparations of more than USD 5 billion from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his alleged responsibility in the looting of hundreds of Syrian factories.

17-05-2016

The provinces of Lattakia and Tartous attracted most real estate transactions in Syria last year, according to official data, while Hassakeh witnessed a fourfold increase in the space of five years.

25-04-2016

This table provides data on Syria's resident population at the end of 2010 distributed across the 14 governorates.

19-04-2016

The list of the 250 members of Parliament following the elections organized on April 13, 2016.

29-02-2016

Two tables detailing the number and value of projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency as well as their geographic distribution between 2008 and 2015.

23-02-2016

Seats allocated to each electoral district in the Parliamentary elections to be held on April 13, 2016.

23-02-2016

The Syrian President has issued a decree calling on parliamentary elections to be held on April 13.

02-02-2016

Syria’s inflation rate stood at 38.8 percent in July on an annual basis.

26-01-2016

An increasing number of H1N1 virus cases are being reported in Syria, although the number of deaths appears so far limited.

21-12-2015

Syria’s Minister of Oil has denied that the oil pipeline linking the Hassakeh oil fields to the Homs refinery was in use.

21-09-2015

The Syrian Government has bought only a fraction of the wheat harvest from local farmers and will likely maintain high import levels in the coming months.

10-08-2015

Crude oil extracted from fields controlled by the YPG, the Kurdish armed group, stands at 15,000 barrels per day, according to a report by AFP.

27-07-2015

Syria’s agriculture sector has been substantially destroyed by the war, a joint report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) has found.

20-07-2015

The Syrian Government is slowing its purchase of barley from local farmers, while at the same time importing from world markets enabling traders to make significant profits, a local publication has reported.

13-07-2015

The Syrian Investment Agency, a body licensing and regulating mostly large investments in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, gave the go ahead to 33 projects in the first half of 2015.

11-05-2015

The Syrian Government has increased by around a third, compared to last year, the price it will pay to buy the wheat crop from its farmers.

30-03-2015

Idlib, the capital of one of Syria’s fourteen provinces, fell on Saturday outside the control of the regime and in the hands of a coalition grouping opposition forces and the Nusra Front.

07-01-2015

Syria’s seed cotton crop last year remained well below its historic averages because of the ongoing war and the poor raining season.

05-01-2015

The land area on which wheat and other cereals are grown this year in Syria is well below the target of the government, threatening a new disappointing crop.