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16-01-2018

The Syrian regime is planning to extend to all of Syria a law that enables the displacement of populations from informal housing areas under the pretext of building modern real estate development projects.

16-01-2018

A new Syrian investor has signed an agreement to invest in the Basatin Al-Razi real estate area near Damascus.

09-01-2018

A Syrian businessman, little heard of until recently, has signed two contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to participate in the development of the controversial Basatin Al-Razi project.

09-01-2018

The Pharaon Investment Group has taken over the management of the state-owned Adra Cement Plant, which it will seek to develop.

08-01-2018

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2393 (2017) adopted on December 19, 2017, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted on July 2014 to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.

02-01-2018

The Syrian President has conducted a minor government reshuffle including the defence portfolio.

02-01-2018

The Syrian government’s attempts to lure Russian direct investments, including in the cement industry, have limited chances of succeeding.

21-11-2017

The financial results of some of Syria’s largest companies show an increase in revenues across the board, albeit from very low levels.

14-11-2017

UNDP has issued a tender for a consultancy work on the Banias Power Plant as it seeks to prevent a shutdown.

07-11-2017

A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.

07-11-2017

Syria was among the worst performing countries in the world in the latest annual Doing Business report, another reminder of the stark difficulties the country will face in recovering from the war.

31-10-2017

Oil and gas imports; cement import; infrastructure works for oil sector

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

17-10-2017

The government has ordered a provisional custody on the assets of Imad Ghreiwati, one of Syria’s most prominent investors prior to 2011, a move that adds a layer of instability to investors planning to return to the country.

10-10-2017

Lafarge, the French building materials global company, reportedly paid various armed groups in Syria, including the Islamic State, in order to protect its factory located in the north of the country as it hoped to remain operating and benefit from reconstruction.

03-10-2017

Production of Portland cement

02-10-2017

Lebanon’s Fattouche Group, which is reportedly close to powerful Syrian regime figures, is set to establish a new cement manufacturing plant in Syria, as part of other projects, in what would be the largest private sector investment in the country in years.

12-09-2017

The Syrian government announced last week that a Greek-Italian consortium had begun works on a new power plant in Deir Ali near Damascus, in what is likely the largest ongoing engineering project in the country, although how it plans to pay for it remains a mystery.

12-09-2017

Syria’s foreign trade declined by around a fifth last year, suggesting a further contraction in spending and investment, initial data show.

05-09-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

22-08-2017

The participation of Iranian and Russian companies to the Damascus International Trade Fair has given the opportunity for these two countries to push further their economic and business interests.

15-08-2017

Fly Damas, one of two private airlines in Syria, has launched the country’s first cargo plane a few days before the beginning of the 59th edition of the Damascus trade fair.

25-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

25-07-2017

The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) adopted on July 20, 2017 encouraging Governments to update their methods for cutting off funds to terrorist groups, preventing their travel, banning them from acquiring arms and ensuring that sanctions were fully implemented.

The text of the resolution reads as follows:

25-07-2017

The Syrian government announced last week the allocation of billions of pounds to the Homs province almost exclusively dedicated to communities supportive of the regime and areas inhabited by religious minorities.

18-07-2017

ESCWA estimates that the losses in physical capital incurred by Syria in the past six years amounts to USD 100 billion.

11-07-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

20-06-2017

A government official has said that 225,000 tons of Russian wheat had been supplied under commercial terms since February.

13-06-2017

In the past six weeks, the Syrian pound has gained ground relative to the U.S. dollar, bringing it back to its level of six months ago.

13-06-2017

Cham Holding is expected to conclude a long-term agreement to develop a real estate project for the first time since the beginning of the uprising in 2011.

13-06-2017

A Russian trading house has said that it will supply 1.2 million tons of wheat to Syria on a commercial basis starting September.

12-06-2017
06-06-2017

The Syrian government has awarded a Russian company a contract to extract phosphate from its mines in central Syria, a government official has said.

06-06-2017

This table provides data on the market size for Portland cement in Syria between 2010 and 2016.

06-06-2017

Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never starts operations again, an official report has found.

05-06-2017

Based on initial data, the sale of Portland cement in Syria is likely to rise this year, indicating an increase in demand in the real estate market.

30-05-2017

Petrofac said last week that its CEO, Syrian-British businessman Ayman Asfari, would remain in his post but would not be involved in any matters connected to an ongoing investigation on its ties with Unaoil, a company suspected of corruption and money laundering.

30-05-2017

Import-sxport, supply and maintenance of cement production lines

30-05-2017

The Higher Council for Public Private Partnership has listed a number of projects to be offered to private investors, although very few appear likely to be launched any time soon.

23-05-2017

A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

23-05-2017

A breakdown of Syria's 2017 forecast budget revenues.

22-05-2017

The Syrian government has increased the price it is paying farmers for their wheat to ensure it can procure as much of the local crop as possible but the opposition is countering with an even higher offer.

16-05-2017

A Russian company that was granted the right to explore Syria’s waters for oil and gas is reportedly returning to Syria after a two-year suspension of its activities.

25-04-2017

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Sputnik, a Russian news agency, in Damascus on April 21, 2017.

25-04-2017

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.