The Syrian government has reported Emirati and Chinese interest in its project to incentivise investments in wind and solar energy as it seeks to increase the share of renewable energy sources in its energy mix in the long term, although funding remains a challenge.
The Syrian government has announced a steep increase in the price of fertilisers, a decision that will weigh heavily on the already ailing agricultural sector.
Dozens of fires in the provinces of Lattakia, Tartous Homs and Hama have caused large-scale damage to agricultural areas and led to the evacuation of many people from their homes and lands.
The Central Bank of Syria has provided data on the performance of the banking sector as a whole, including that of state-owned banks.
The government has nearly doubled the price it pays to cotton growers to compensate for rising expenses and to encourage them to sell their production to the state-owned ginning organisation.
After increasing the price of fertilisers in early March, the government reduced them this week, creating confusion around its strategy.