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10-04-2012

The First MicroFinance Institution - Syria, a micro-finance bank, said that it had extended some 20 thousand loans last year.

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

Rotan Hotels has decided to put on hold three hotel management projects in Syria, according to press reports.

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.

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.

19-03-2012

Manufacturing and trade of aluminum profiles

12-03-2012

MAPNA, an Iranian engineering company, has won a contract to build a 470 MW CCP plant in Suweida, south of Syria, according to the Iranian news agency, IRNA.

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.

05-03-2012

The US Dollar crossed the 80 Syrian Pounds level in black market trading at the end of last week and has remained above it since then, as economic and social difficulties continue to pile on Syrians.

01-03-2012

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

26-02-2012

The following text is the full text of the Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People on 24 February.

24-02-2012

The following text is the full text of the Conclusions of the International Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People on February 24, 2012.

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.

20-02-2012

Bank of Syria and Overseas became this week the first Syrian commercial bank to report a robbery of one of its branches since the beginning of the unrest gripping Syria last year, highlighting the growing insecurity in several parts of the country.

16-02-2012

Syria’s poultry sector produced about 3.5 billion eggs and 200,000 tons of meat last year, according to a report by the Federation of Chambers of Agriculture (FCA).

15-02-2012

Updated February 15: Syria raised the prices of petroleum coke and kerosene sold in the local market as well as that of fertilisers.

15-02-2012

A bomb blast hit on Wednesday morning a 12” pipeline supplying gas oil to Damascus, an attack attributed by SANA, the official Syrian news agency, to “an armed terrorist group,” and by an opposition group to misfiring by the Syrian army.

13-02-2012

A total of four political parties have been licensed to this date by the Syrian Government under the Party Law enacted last year.

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.

09-02-2012

The suspension of production at National Sugar Company is due to a legal dispute, not the security situation in the country, minority shareholders of the company have said.

06-02-2012

The Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities has announced that all shares owned by Issam Anbouba, a local businessman, and his three sons in public joint-stock companies would be frozen following a court order.

05-02-2012

Nagib Assaf, a founding shareholder in National Sugar Company, one of two private refiners in the country, has announced the suspension of operations in the company because of the unrest gripping the country, as a local court asked for a freeze of his assets.

02-02-2012

The Syrian Government will disburse this year some SYP 13.5 billion to support the purchase by farmers of their agricultural inputs.

30-01-2012
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.

25-01-2012

Al-Ahliah Transport, one of the largest passenger transport companies in the country, announced a 30 percent decline in revenues last year on the back of the unrest resulting from the popular uprising that began in March.

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.

22-01-2012

Power outages and attacks on the power distribution network have cost the Syrian economy an estimated SYP 23 billion, or around USD 400 million, according to the Minister of Electricity.

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.

16-01-2012

The Syrian Government has licensed two political parties under the Party Law enacted last year.

15-01-2012

More than half of all electricity produced in Syria is consumed by households, according to a recent study by the Ministry of Electricity.

09-01-2012

Taxes and fees collected in Damascus by the Ministry of Finance rose 11 percent in the first eleven months of last year, according to Al-Watan, a local daily.

08-01-2012

Updated January 08, 2011: An explosion targeted last week a gas pipeline near the city of Homs leading to the interruption of supplies to two power plants and adding to Syria’s electric supplies problems.

02-01-2012

Deteriorating political relations between Syria and Turkey are having an increasingly negative impact on Turkish companies doing business in Syria.

02-01-2012
21-12-2011

Syrianair has announced a resumption of the Aleppo-Beirut route after a suspension of nine years.

12-12-2011

Business activity remained apparently normal in central parts of Damascus and Aleppo on Sunday, although other parts of the country appeared to be complying with calls for a general strike by the Syrian opposition.

07-12-2011

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with ABC News on December 07, 2011.

28-11-2011

As Banque Saudi Fransi announced that it was quitting the Syrian market, Al-Baraka Bank said that it was planning to expand its presence in the country.

24-11-2011

Russia’s Stroytransgaz has announced that it had signed an extension and amendment agreement on the North and South Middle Area Gas Development project.

24-11-2011

Syria’s olive oil production in the 2010/2011 crop is estimated at 180,000 tons, while exports are forecast at 25,000 tons, according to the International Olive Oil Council.

23-11-2011

Syria produced an average of 378,091 barrels of crude oil per day in the first nine months of the year, according to the Ministry of Oil, as international sanctions led to a reduction in output in the third quarter.

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.