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04-07-2011

The week of June 27 marked a sea change for the Syrian protest movement. At the start of the week, 190 opposition members met for the first time in public in Damascus. In response to the meeting, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad set July 10, 2011 as the start date for national dialogue.

19-05-2011

The US Administration has announced that it was imposing sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and six other senior Government officials as well as on three of the country’s largest companies, Cham Holding, Bena Properties and Al-Mashrek Investment Fund.

08-05-2011
08-03-2011
06-03-2011
27-12-2010

Ams Ferrari, an Italian manufacturer of bottling and packaging equipment, will supply a new production line for non-alcoholic beer to Al-Chark, one of Syria’s two state-owned beer bottling plants.

22-11-2010
The level of remittances to Syria is estimated by the World Bank at USD 1.4 billion for 2010, a figure significantly higher than in previous estimates.
25-10-2010
The number of tourists that entered Syria in the first nine months of 2010 stood at 6.6 million, a year-on-year increase of 46 percent, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
21-06-2010
Segafredo Zanetti, an international coffee and coffee shop brand, has added two new outlets in Syria, the firsts outside Damascus.
08-03-2010
National Bank of Kuwait has received a preliminary approval from the Syrian and Kuwaiti monetary authorities to establish a bank in Syria, Ibrahim Dabdoub, Chief Executive Officer of NBK Group, said.
25-01-2010

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency announced yesterday that it was granting some USD 1.4 million to the Syria Drought Response Plan (SDRP) 2009.

13-10-2008
Egypt’s Porto Marina has been awarded the contract to manage the Antaradus sea resort in Tartous, according to Hassan Taher, general manager of Wahoud Group (WG), the firm developing the project.
28-04-2008

Bemo Saudi Fransi Finance (BSFF) can start offering advisory and IPO management services following the approval of the Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities (SCFMS).

26-11-2007

The minority partner in Bemo Saudi Fransi Finance, a financial intermediary firm that received a preliminary license from the Syrian Securities Authority, is the Fadel Group.

05-11-2007
Syria ranked 80 out of 131 economies in the world in terms of the competitiveness of its economy, according to the latest Global Competitiveness Report.
06-08-2007

Qatar National Bank, Qatar’s largest bank by market share, has received a preliminary approval from the Central Bank of Syria to open a bank in the country.

06-08-2007

Azarab Energy Industries Development of Iran has put the second 165 MW unit of Banias Power Plant into operation.

04-06-2007

Three new brokerage firms, Orion Holding, Elite Financial Services and Orouba Stock Brokers, have been given preliminary licenses from the Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities.

07-05-2007

Azarab Energy Industries Development of Iran has put into operation the first of the two units at Banias power plant, nearly a year after the company had announced the completion of works

06-07-2006

The Public Establishment of Electricity Generation and Transmission has signed a letter of intent with an Iranian company, Azarab Energy Industries Development, for the building of a 450-MW combined cycle power plant in Syria on a Build-O...

03-02-2006

Two major Swiss banks have announced that they have severed all business dealings with Syrian institutions and individuals.

01-10-2004

Syria has decided to enter into talks with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the largest grouping of European countries outside the European Union. EFTA groups the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in a free trade ag...

Syria has decided to enter into talks with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), the largest grouping of European countries outside the European Union. EFTA groups the countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in a free trade agreement pact.

01-01-2004
The Public Establishment of Electricity for Generation & Transmission (PEEGT) has extended the bid deadline to 25 February 2004 for the estimated USD350 million contract to design and build a new 750-MW Deir Ali power station, 36 kilometres south o...
01-10-2003
The PEEGT has enlisted seven consulting firms to bid for the contract to evaluate the bids for the contract to design, construct and commission a new 750-MW combined cycle power plant in Deir Ali, south of Damascus, according to MEED.
01-01-2002

In his speech, last December, before the newly-sworn in cabinet, Bashar al Assad felt necessary to mention, among the general policy guidelines he laid down for his government, one specific sector he thought his newly nominated team had to address urgently, the water crisis his country is facing.