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19-04-2018

In this 2,300-word factsheet we provide a profile of Samer Foz, who in the space of the past two years has risen to become Syria’s most powerful investor.

10-04-2018

A Jordanian business delegation will be visiting Damascus soon to look for business opportunities and push for the reopening of the border between the two countries.

10-04-2018

A British petroleum company has confirmed that oil continues to be extracted from its fields in northern Syria despite western sanctions.

05-03-2018

Iran is furthering its reach in Syria’s education sector while the Syrian government seems unable to meet its promises to invest in that sector.

27-02-2018

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2401 (2018) adopted on February 24, 2018 caling on a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

The text of the resolution reads as follows:

         The Security Council,

29-01-2018

Syria’s two main airlines have announced an increase in the size of their operating fleets as they repair old planes and lease others from the market.

16-01-2018

Data from several business sectors are confirming that Syria’s economy likely grew last year.

08-01-2018

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2393 (2017) adopted on December 19, 2017, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted on July 2014 to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

02-01-2018

Iraq and Syria signed on December 28 an agreement to restore a link between their respective electricity grids.

02-01-2018

Recent statements by American officials but also reports from Raqqa suggest that the United States is considering getting involved in some form of reconstruction in Syria’s northeastern region.

12-12-2017

A selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

07-12-2017

The press statements of the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey after their meeting on November 22 in Sochi, Russia:

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

Despite losing billions in the past years, Syria’s transport sector can still rely on its infrastructure that is mostly functioning.

07-11-2017

Syria and Oman signed last week a memorandum of understanding in the oil and gas sector, an agreement that has a political as much as an economic significance.

02-10-2017

The Ministry of Economy is preparing to relaunch bilateral business councils with several countries it considers “friendly,” including the Czech Republic, a member of the European Union.

26-09-2017

The takeover of a large gas field near Deir-ez-Zor by Kurdish-affiliated Syrian opposition groups last week draws many economic and political implications for a range of local, regional and international actors including the Syrian regime, Iran, the U.S. but also Russian private contractors.

19-09-2017

The issuance of Syrian passports continues to generate significant foreign currency revenues but to a lower extent than in previous years, according to a government official.

12-09-2017

The success by the Syrian regime and the various militias affiliated to it last week in breaking the siege of Deir-ez-Zor could pave the way for important long-term economic benefits.

12-09-2017

Syria’s foreign trade declined by around a fifth last year, suggesting a further contraction in spending and investment, initial data show.

06-09-2017

The tables below provide a list of all Syria's trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

29-08-2017

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

22-08-2017

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

15-08-2017

The Syrian government has updated its estimate for the loss incurred by its railway network, one of the largest in the Middle East.

15-08-2017

On Thursday, the Damascus International Trade Fair will reopen after a 5-year hiatus as the Syrian regime attempts to bring back foreign investors and promote a return to normalcy.

15-08-2017

Fly Damas, one of two private airlines in Syria, has launched the country’s first cargo plane a few days before the beginning of the 59th edition of the Damascus trade fair.

15-08-2017

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

14-08-2017

Syria’s trade with two of its neighbours remained mostly unchanged in the first half of this year, official data indicate.

25-07-2017

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

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: