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07-05-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency fell by 84 percent year on year during the first quarter of 2012.

30-04-2012

The number of refugees that have fled Syria to neighbouring countries has now reached 65,070 according to the United Nations refugee agency although the actual number probably dwarfs that figure.

29-04-2012

The University of Damascus is opening a new faculty in the southern governorate of Daraa dedicated to veterinary medicine.

16-04-2012

The United Nations Security Council passed on April 14 its first resolution on Syria since the beginning of the popular uprising in March 2011, authorising the dispatch of observers to monitor a tentative ceasefire in the country.

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.