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The government has announced that a gang forging property records worth billions of pounds in Aleppo has been arrested.


According to the Ministry of Petroleum, Syria’s production of crude oil in 2013 declined 80 percent compared to 2012.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Ikhbariya TV in 2013.


Syria’s higher education institutions have suffered losses of around 5 billion pounds since the beginning of the uprising, according to the Minister of Higher Education.


Attacks on Syria’s gas infrastructure are continuing, leading to an increase in power cuts across the country.


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In addition to the coastal area, the Suweida governorate is among the rare parts of Syria to witness some level of business activity.


Attacks on pipelines and other gas infrastructure have reduced gas supplies and forced the government to increase power cuts.


The war in Syria has damaged the country’s telecoms infrastructure to a large extent, the Minister of Telecommunication said.


Almost 50 percent of all Syrian companies are located in the governorates of Aleppo, Damascus and Damascus Countryside, records from the Ministry of Economy show.


The closure of the Damascus-Homs highway by the Syrian opposition is leading to fuel shortages in the Syrian capital.


Syria’s 2012/2013 olive crop has remained stable, according to estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture.


Data from the Syrian Investment Agency, and other anecdotal evidence, indicate that there has been an increase in recent weeks in the number of investment projects established in the coastal area.


Syria's imports of crude oil and refined oil products stood at some $3 billion in the first nine months of the year, according to the minister of oil, Sulaiman Al-Abbas.


Syria's import of crude oil and other oil products continues to run in the hundreds of millions every month, according to the minister of oil.


The Syrian government increased the price of gasoline last week, the fourth such hike in less than a year.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Fox News on September 19, 2013.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Le Figaro on September 03, 2013.


Gas plants operated by the government in central parts of Syria are working at almost full capacity according to the minister of petroleum.


Bank of Jordan Syria has announced the resignation of one of its board members.


The Syrian Investment Agency licensed only twelve investment projects in the first half of this year.


The Syrian President has appointed two new governors for the provinces of Homs and Quneitra.


The refinery of Banias on the Syrian coast is operating again after a month of maintenance work, according to Syrian officials.


The lack of fuel oil is the main reason for the decline in the production of electricity, according to state officials.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Manar on May 30, 2013.


The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has confirmed the sharp drop in Syria’s crude oil production.


A third of Syria’s housing units has been destroyed or damaged by the conflict, according to the United Nations.


The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it had licensed a mere eight projects in the first quarter of this year, less than 10 percent of the level two years ago.


The Syrian authorities are planning to establish three new governorates including one that will cover a significant part of the Kurdish areas.


The production of cement by Syria’s public sector decreased by around 25 percent in 2012 because of a suspension of activity at its plants located in Aleppo.


The Syrian Government is establishing a new university faculty in the city of Suweida, one of fifteen new faculties established in the last two years.


The dollar crossed the 100 pound level today, capping a week of rising pressures on the Syrian Pound in the currency market.


The Ministry of Finance unblocked this week the assets of Mourtada Dandashi, a Syrian investor and board director at Byblos Bank Syria, only a few weeks after it had frozen them.


Syria has increased the price of gasoline by 18 percent as shortages persist across the country.


The assets of Mourtada Dandashi, a Syrian investor in the financial and real estate sectors, have been frozen by the Syrian government on claims that he finances “armed terrorist groups,” the expression the authority use to describe opposition activists and rebel forces.


The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.


Syria has extended for the second time the closing date for a tender to build a 500 MW power plant in Al-Zara, near Homs.


The Syrian government has issued a tender for the construction on a BOT basis of a new crude oil refinery in the east of the country.


The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has issued an alarming statement on the state of the Syrian agricultural sector and on its impact on both the levels of food supply and the livelihood of large segments of the Syrian population.


Syria’s state-owned cement manufacturing plants witnessed an annual decline of 25 percent in their sales last year.


The Syrian government increased last week the price of heating oil by 40 percent, the fourth such rise in less than a year.


The Syrian Minister of Electricity has said that 3,000 MW of power generation capacity is unused because of the damages inflicted on the country’s power grid.