Aleppo (1459)

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

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 American and British aid agencies have asked aid agencies to stop using the border crossing between Turkey and the Idlib area for fear that taxes on trucks transporting aid were partly used by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Reuters reported.

09-10-2018

Iran and Syria signed last week an agreement to build a new power plant in Lattakia, although it is unlikely financing for the project has been secured.

08-10-2018

Syrian government institutions have published in recent weeks their estimates of the value of the destruction in several areas and business sectors.

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

The Al-Bab Local Council has launched a gas filling plant, which will supply the whole Euphrates Shield Area, while a new Palace of Justice, funded by Turkey, has also opened north of Aleppo.

11-09-2018

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

11-09-2018

Two of four crossing between the regime and opposition areas in Idlib remain open, according to an opposition media.

11-09-2018

A Syrian Government entity has listed a number of projects it wants to offer to private investors under public private partnership deals, although it is unlikely to have much success.

11-09-2018

The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted a number of Syrians and other nationals and entities associated with Syria’s oil procurement networks, including one of the most prominent war profiteers.

11-09-2018

Medical products trading

28-08-2018

Data from the Ministry of Industry indicate that investment in manufacturing, which is already very low, declined in the first half of 2018, contradicting official statements on an economic recovery.

07-08-2018

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2017. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

31-07-2018

An opposition development fund financed by western countries has announced that it was supporting, for the first time, projects in northeast Syria.

24-07-2018

The list below includes the names of all the individuals that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011.

24-07-2018

Turk Telecom has reportedly established a customer service centre in the Euphrates Shiel Area, further entrenching the Turkish presence there.

24-07-2018

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

22-07-2018

The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby:
Members of the ISSG met this morning in New York City to take measure of the situation in Syria.

They agreed that, despite continued violence, there was still an imperative to pursue a nationwide cessation of hostilities based on the arrangement reached last week in Geneva between the United States and Russia.

04-07-2018

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Syrian Arab Republic Walid Muallem, Moscow, April 14, 2017

04-07-2018

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Guarantors”):

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 Syrian government is trying to lure back Syrian investors based in Egypt, a year after a similar attempt largely failed.

03-07-2018

Tourist investment; contracting; export-import

03-07-2018

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

03-07-2018

The estimated size of Syria's population by governorate as of the end of May 2018.

03-07-2018

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

03-07-2018

The Ministry of Tourism has granted a license for the management of a boutique hotel in central Damascus to a UAE company.

26-06-2018

According to a local media, a Spanish company is considering supplying a photovoltaic power station in Syria, a very rare example of western interest in the Syrian economy.

26-06-2018

The governor of the Gaziantep province has announced a new measure to encourage trade relations with northern Syria.

19-06-2018

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Iran's Al-Alam TV in Damascus on June 13, 2018.

12-06-2018

The Sheraton Aleppo Hotel is expected to reopen partially in the next few days some six years after it shut down.