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15-01-2019

DP World says that it is establishing what it calls a trade corridor between Dubai and Syria to ease transport between the UAE and the Mediterranean.

15-01-2019

One of Syria’s two Iranian-owned car assembly plants has announced that it was resuming its operations.

08-01-2019

Airline traffic to Damascus is likely to increase in the next weeks and months as Gulf countries rebuild ties with the Syrian government.

08-01-2019

Preliminary data indicate that demand for cement, a proxy for construction activity, was at best stable last year.

24-12-2018

The government has provided new data on Syria's production and trade of oil products as well as on its oil import bill.

17-12-2018

Fransabank Syria has announced the resignation of its Lebanese chairman, confirming the dissociation policy adopted by Lebanese banks operating in the country.

04-12-2018

Financial results from Syrian public joint stock companies in the first nine months of this year appear to confirm an improvement in business activity in some sectors.

04-12-2018

Syria’s main opposition-affiliated development fund announced in the past three months the financing of several new projects in the country’s north and northeast.

03-12-2018

Saudi Arabia is providing grant aid to UNRWA, including for its Syria programmes, helping partly offset the withdrawal of American funding.

27-11-2018

The U.S. Administration is continuing its clampdown on Syria’s oil supply networks, highlighting the crucial role Iranian oil is playing in propping up the Syrian regime and the meaningful consequences on both the economy and regime any disruption of these supplies would cause.

27-11-2018

Official data confirm the poor state of state-owned industries and, beyond, of various business sectors in the country.

22-10-2018

Syria’s power generation utility has issued a tender for the construction of a new power plant in Deir-ez-Zor although its requirement that bidders offer favourable payment terms reduces considerably potential interest in the project.

16-10-2018

A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the dramatic situation of the Syrian agricultural sector, including the worst wheat harvest in three decades, although the return of security has ensured a relative stabilization in some sub-sectors.

16-10-2018

Cement export-import; Building materials trading

16-10-2018

Despite the country’s high unemployment rate, Syrian businesses, including state-owned enterprises, are continuing to report a shortage in skilled manpower, which is hampering their operations.

11-10-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of the Syrian cement sector.

09-10-2018

The two tables below list the Russian companies involved in Syria since the beginning of the Russian military intervention in the country in September 2015.

08-10-2018

Syria’s state-owned water bottling company is seeking to expand its capacity in a sector it has a monopoly on.

02-10-2018

The main highlights of the 60th edition of the Damascus International Trade Fair, which was held last month, included a relatively large Russian presence, a very limited one by Chinese companies and the absence of announcements of major business deals.

02-10-2018

Despite the absence of any current major construction works, Russia and Iran are trying to position themselves for future opportunities in the building materials industry.

25-09-2018

Portland cement production

25-09-2018

Syrian state entities have signed contracts worth several dozens of millions of dollars to buy heavy machinery from China and Russia.

18-09-2018

Syria’s foreign trade deficit increased again in 2017, initial data indicate.

18-09-2018

The Popular Credit Bank, one of six state-owned banks in the country, said that it was resuming lending to professionals.

28-08-2018

The Euphrates Shield Area (ESA) is witnessing several new developments that highlight its increasing autonomy relative to Damascus but also its rising ties to Turkey.

28-08-2018

A new hotel property is set to open in Lattakia, which is among the rare parts of the country still hosting some investment in the tourism industry.

21-08-2018

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 16, 2018

The United States applauds today’s announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of its generous contribution of $100 million for ongoing, Coalition-supported stabilization efforts in areas liberated from ISIS in Syria.

07-08-2018

Trade of building materials, steel products, electric equipment and heavy machinery for cement and steel plants

07-08-2018

The government has allowed the Central Bank of Syria to issue certificates of deposits denominated in dollars.

24-07-2018

Syrian banks are expanding again their branch network as they seek to capitalize on the improving security situation across the country.

12-07-2018

In this 2,600-word factsheet we look at China’s economic interests in Syria.

03-07-2018

Cement manufacturer Lafarge was charged last week by a French court with complicity in crimes against humanity, financing terrorists and endangering people’s lives, for allegedly paying millions to takfiri groups, including the Islamic State, to keep its factory in Syria open.

03-07-2018

The number of residents in Syria stands at around 19.2 million, according to recent estimates.

03-07-2018

The government is seeking investors to build a 3-million-ton cement plant in Aleppo after Iran refused to provide funding.

26-06-2018

A Syrian official said that his government plans to import 1.5 million tons of wheat this year, but the actual situation of the market is unclear.