Homs (852)

21-11-2017

The opening of a crossing between opposition and regime-held areas in the province of Hama has highlighted the continued economic and trade dependency of the two parties.

14-11-2017

UNDP has issued a tender for a consultancy work on the Banias Power Plant as it seeks to prevent a shutdown.

14-11-2017

Iran is planning to finance the construction of a sugar refinery production line, according to the head of the state sugar production body.

14-11-2017

Data from the Syrian government provide indications on the sources of Syria’s crude oil procurements.

07-11-2017

The government’s reconstruction committee has announced that it would allocate money for the areas of Deir-ez-Zor that were taken back from the Islamic State last week.

31-10-2017

Russian investors are increasingly eyeing Syria’s land and real estate properties, which are among the few valuable assets the Syrian regime can still hand over to its cronies and allies.

31-10-2017

Two new gas wells have started production in Syria, increasing slightly the country’s output.

31-10-2017

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

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

03-10-2017

Import and refining of sugar

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.

05-09-2017

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

05-09-2017

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

22-08-2017

As local production of fertilizers resumes, the government has increased again the price of fertilizers sold to its farmers, which will make farming less competitive and discourage further agricultural production.

15-08-2017

Import of industrial machinery and equipment

15-08-2017

Samer Foz is reportedly building a large sugar refinery near Homs, further expanding the scope of his activities.

08-08-2017

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2016. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

08-08-2017

Syrian companies were awarded dozens of millions of dollars from UN organizations last year including millions that went to companies owned by individuals under western sanctions and linked to regime militias.

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

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) adopted on July 20, 2017 encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

The text of the resolution reads as follows:

25-07-2017

The Syrian government announced last week the allocation of billions of pounds to the Homs province almost exclusively dedicated to communities supportive of the regime and areas inhabited by religious minorities.

18-07-2017

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.

11-07-2017

Despite the massive physical destruction Syria has suffered, the disruption of its economic system has had a much higher impact on its economy, a report by the World Bank says.

11-07-2017

The Syrian Government continues to import substantial volumes of crude oil thanks to Iran’s financial support, an official has said.

11-07-2017

Syria’s gas production continues to increase as a new well began production this week, while a field recently recovered from the Islamic State restarted operations.

04-07-2017

A new attack on the Mhardeh power plant north of Hama has put it out of service and highlighted the very fragile security situation in various parts of the country.

04-07-2017

A new gas well started production last week east of Homs, enabling the government to add supply to the network and ease electricity rationing.

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 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.