Air Liquide, a French manufacturer of industrial gases, has commissioned its first production unit in Syria.
Korean brands continued to hold a majority share of the Syrian car market in the first half of this year according to the state-owned General Foreign Trade Organisation.  
The Arab Pharmacists Union (APU) has approved a project by its Syrian branch to set up a baby milk plant in Syria at a cost of USD 20 million, according to Adib Shanan, chairman of APU.
LyondellBasell Industries NV, a Dutch producer of polyolefin, has announced that it was ending its business ties with Syria, as well as with Iran and Sudan, as it prepares to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Altoun Group has withdrawn from the contract it had won earlier this year to invest in, and develop, a state-owned cement plant.
The combined value of the investments in Syria's industrial cities reached SYP 441.7 billion at the end of the first half of this year or an annual increase of 70 percent.
Nahas Motors, a subsidiary of the Nahas Group, has become the exclusive dealer of Mitsubishi cars in Syria, adding a third global brand to its portfolio. Updated on July 06  
A new decree issued by the Syrian President on June 22 introduces a set of measures to protect the country’s “emerging industries” against competing imports.
Khalil Sultan Al-Abed, the Syrian agent of Iran Khodro, the Iranian car manufacturer, was assassinated in Damascus on May 16, 2010.
The Attar Group and Ha-Be Betonchemie are building a joint concrete products manufacturing plant in the Industrial City of Adra, near Damascus.
Karkour Trading, the Syrian dealership of the Volkswagen Group, has introduced the Porsche car brand in the local market.
A Presidential decree issued on May 16 (Decree 43/2010) has exempted electric and hybrid cars from the environment protection fee.
AES Arabia Ltd has won a USD 2.7 million contract to build two water treatment units for Lafarge Cement Syria.
Profits at Al-Ahliah Vegetable Oil (AVOCO) have fallen 10 percent to SYP 80.1 million, according to the company’s financial statements.
Al-Hassakeh Cement, a new cement mill built by Turkish investors, started production last week.


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