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26-09-2023
Prior to the uprising, China was a major trade partner of Syria and had investments in the country, especially in its petroleum sector. Although trade increased following the 2011 conflict, Chinese companies largely withdrew from the market.
01-08-2023
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Syria's gas sector, covering the industry's status before and after the conflict, pipeline projects, gas output during the conflict, and foreign investments.
25-04-2023
This report details the economic relations between Syria and Iraq since 2000, including political developments, trade and investments, the renewal of bilateral relations, and ties between Iraq and the AANES.
21-03-2023
This report provides an overview of Syria's economic and financial relations with Russia before the conflict, Russian projects and investments in Syria since 2011, and recent developments in bilateral economic relations.
20-12-2022
This report provides a detailed account of Syria's chambers of commerce and industry, tracing their roles, activities, and representatives before and after the conflict. It also sheds light on chambers established by the Syrian Salvation Government and the Syrian Interim Government.
25-10-2022
This profile provides an overview of Yassar Ibrahim, a notorious war profiteer and the current economic advisor to Bashar Al-Assad.
27-09-2022
This profile provides an overview of the Joud family, one of the most powerful family in Syria, their business interests, and associated companies. Over several decades, the family has established a group of companies active in a range of sectors.
13-09-2022
The following profile provides an overview of Tarif Al-Akhras, a prominent Syrian businessman from Homs and a close relative of Asma Al-Assad. Mr Al-Akhras rose to fame before the 2011 conflict and became a major player in the country's food trade, particularly in the sugar industry.