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20-06-2017

The launch of a new car assembly plant in Syria, the second in the space of four months only, has served to highlight the steady rise to prominence of an increasingly powerful businessman.

20-06-2017

The advance of Syrian regime troops towards Raqqa is helping them control an increasing number of small oil and gas fields.

13-06-2017

In the past six weeks, the Syrian pound has gained ground relative to the U.S. dollar, bringing it back to its level of six months ago.

13-06-2017

Several prominent Syrian businessmen, under pressure by the regime, have sold their assets to members of the new business elite, a reflection of how the war is changing the Syrian business landscape.

12-06-2017
06-06-2017

Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never starts operations again, an official report has found.

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.

30-05-2017

The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.

30-05-2017

The Higher Council for Public Private Partnership has listed a number of projects to be offered to private investors, although very few appear likely to be launched any time soon.

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

Technical support to oil companies, import-export of petroleum products and of equipment related to oil industry

23-05-2017

General commercial activities

16-05-2017

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

09-05-2017

The text of the memorandum establishing de-escalation zones in Syria signed in Astana on May 4, 2017:

09-05-2017

The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has released production data for the first quarter of this year, although some of the numbers do not seem realistic.

02-05-2017

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

02-05-2017

In this 2,500-word factsheet, we provide an overview of Syria’s economic and financial relations with Russia.

25-04-2017
11-04-2017

The list below includes the names of all the Syrian entities that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011.

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.

28-03-2017

Surprise attacks last week by the opposition in Damascus and Hama will do little to change the balance of power on the ground but much to highlight the weak hold of the regime over the country and the unlikeliness of the return of stability in the absence of a political deal.

21-03-2017

The Syrian Petroleum Company has extended the deadline for a tender to conduct seismic survey in an area north of Damascus as previous bidding rounds failed to attract companies.

14-03-2017

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

14-03-2017

The Homs governorate is establishing a joint stock company to manage its assets, include real estate properties and minerals, that will likely seek private investors grab public assets and benefit disproportionately from the reconstruction of the city.

14-03-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Phoenix TV channel in Damascus on March 11, 2017.

07-03-2017

Import-export

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.

28-02-2017

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

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.

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.

07-02-2017

The suspension of Iranian supplies of oil products is forcing the Syrian government to import large volumes from other countries and to open import trade to the private sector as severe shortages impact most of the country.

10-01-2017

The Syrian government is reportedly planning to impose across the country a law that effectively dispossessed many Damascus residents of their properties.

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.

13-12-2016

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

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.

13-12-2016

A report published last week has shed light on the significant changes in Syria’s demographics including the gender, age and education structure of the population.

13-12-2016

The Syrian government is planning to reopen the Aleppo Airport years after it was closed.

13-12-2016

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Syrian daily newspaper Al-Watan on December 08, 2016.

06-12-2016

Investment in renewable energy projects

22-11-2016

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

22-11-2016

A new government report has cast doubts on the actual level of oil production in Syria.

15-11-2016

Postal services and money transfer

15-11-2016
Syria has begun production at a new gas well at the Sadad field, in the central part of the country, around the city of Homs.

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

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.