Updated on March 31, 2020: Syria reported its first cases of Coronavirus and accelerated preparations to limit the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its economic, social and health impacts, as the dollar gained almost 20 percent in the black market.
An article published in a Kurdish media outlet has disclosed some rare data on the budget of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).
Syria’s oil and gas infrastructure has been attacked twice this week after several similar incidents in recent months which may indicate that the country’s energy infrastructure is being systematically targeted.
The government’s return to north-east Syria following the Turkish onslaught on that region is set to have an important impact on the country’s economy, in particular its energy, agriculture and trade sectors.
The Syrian government has appointed among its representatives to the UN-led constitutional committee one of the country’s most influential business cronies.
Despite a good harvest, the Syrian government is continuing to import wheat at a significant scale.
The award of a contract by the Ministry of Petroleum to a Lebanese company to refine petroleum residues has caused controversy in Damascus.
Al-Furat Petroleum Company said that by the end of the first quarter of this year it had lost some USD 14.55 billion from the Syrian conflict.
A development fund associated with the opposition has approved the disbursement of more than EUR 10 million for four projects in the Aleppo and Raqqa governorates.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is seeking to maximise the procurement of oil from the eastern region as it continues to look for alternative sources to meet shortages.
Across the country, there are increasing situations of strikes as Syrians protest their harshening economic conditions and continuing chaos.
Oil shortages in Syria have eased somewhat as the government receives a shipment from Iran and seeks alternative solutions.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has decided to reduce further the petrol it is allocating to individual car owners as shortages harden across Syria resulting in increased pressure on the currency.
The government’s passport department in Hassakeh has announced the issuance of thousands of new passports a year after it resumed operations.
The government has announced the implementation of several water projects in parts of the Raqqa province that are under its control.
A first official crossing has opened between the Euphrates Shield Area and regime-held areas north of Aleppo.
Syria’s main state entities operating in the cereals sector are set to merge into a single institution that will be headquartered in Hassakeh.
The value and flows of trade between Syria and Turkey remained unchanged last year, according to Turkish official statistics.
The withdrawal of American forces from Syria’s northeastern region will have important economic consequences.
Production has restarted at a relatively important oil field with an American military base in the Deir-ez-Zor area.