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Sales of Portland cement by state plants in the first quarter of this year continued to decline, according to official data.


The Ministry of Industry has signed an agreement with Pharaon Investment Group to develop the Adra Cement Plant near Damascus.


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Cement production by plants owned by the state remained relatively stable last year.


Syria’s bilateral trade with the USA was at one of its lowest levels on record last year.


After a modest rebound in 2014, manufacturing investment seems to be falling again in Syria, according to some preliminary data.


A coalition of FSA and Kurdish forces have reportedly taken back control of the Lafarge cement plant located in northeastern Syria.


Syria’s demand for cement could rise to an average of 50 million tons per annum in the five years that follow the end of the conflict, according to a Syrian official.


The official price of cement sold by state entities has been increased by up to 40 percent following the recent hike in oil derivatives prices.


Some three months after it suspended production, Al-Badia Cement has announced that it has resumed operations.


Al-Badia Cement, one of Syria’s largest cement producers, reported rising losses last year, partly because of theft and other security related problems.


Two listed companies have announced changes to their board of directors.


Syria Gulf Bank has announced the resignation of a board member.


Al-Badia Cement, the Syrian subsidiary of Italcementi, said that its factory had stopped production because of security concerns.


After a turbulent week, the Syrian Pound has managed to recover most of its losses against the US dollar.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2191 (2014) adopted on December 17, 2014, renewing for twelve months the authorization granted in July to the United Nations and its partners to deliver aid across borders not controlled by the Syrian Government.


ISIS, the Al-Qaeda offshoot ruling over large parts of eastern Syria, has announced the launch of regular passenger bus trips across Syrian and Iraqi cities within the territory under its control.


An appeal launched by the World Food Programme has helped finance part of the shortfall needed to fund a programme funding 1.7 million Syrian refugees.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Paris Match magazine on December 04, 2014.


A department of Russian Literature opened last week at Damascus University, as the Syrian Government seeks to highlight its strengthening ties with Moscow.


ISIS, the radical takfiri group, issued in the last week three tenders for the supply of electrical works across the areas under its control in eastern Syria.


The announcement last week by the Central Bank of Syria that it planned to pump more than USD 150 million this week to prop up the pound has done little to reassure markets or to strengthen the value of the national currency.


ISIS, the radical takfiri group that controls large swathes of Syria, announced last week that it would start minting its own gold, silver and copper coins.


The Syrian President has issued a decree nominating five new Governors in Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Idlib and Quneitra.


The Syrian government has raised to world market levels the price of gas oil and fuel oil sold to manufacturers, effectively ending all subsidies on this segment of the market.


After a weeklong break, investors resumed trading in the Syrian bourse last week.


Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.


Syria’s state-owned cement plants have witnessed another decline in their production level in the first six months of this year.


United Insurance Company, a private insurance company, said that it replaced one of its directors because of repeated absences from board meetings.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2178 (2014) adopted on September 24, 2014, calling on all States to cooperate urgently on preventing the international flow of terrorist fighters to and from conflict zones.


UPDATED on September 23: Reports have emerged that ISIS has taken over a cement plant that represents the largest foreign investment in the country outside the oil sector.

Syria plans to open direct shipping lines with Iran and Russia to ease foreign trade ties.

The Syrian authorities are starting to plan the distribution of heating oil to the population for the upcoming winter, as supplies are likely to be below previous years.


The shares owned by Firas Tlas in the Syrian subsidiary of Lafarge Cement, the global cement manufacturer, have been seized by the Syrian Government.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2170 (2014) adopted on August 15, 2014, calling on all States to act to suppress the flow of foreign fighters, financing and other support to Islamist extremist groups in Iraq and Syria, and putting six persons affiliated to those groups on its terrorist sanctions list.


Almost all the lending of the Commercial Bank of Syria, Syria’s largest lender, is funding Government food purchases, according to a statement from officials from the bank.


In a surprising move, Cinema City, a multiplex cinema theatre based in Damascus, announced that it was reopening its doors, a year after its closure.


One of Syria’s state-owned press groups is reportedly planning to issue a daily newspaper to cover Tartous local news.


The English transcript of the speech of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad during his Inauguration ceremony on July 16, 2014.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) adopted on July 14, 2014, on delivering humanitarian “across conflict lines.”


The executive arm of the Syrian opposition is continuing to take various steps to strengthen its credentials in opposition areas and among refugee communities.


Ninety years after it was abolished by Ataturk, an Islamic Caliphate has been formally established on some parts of Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, a radical Islamist group.


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Syria has extended a ban on the import of Portland cement for three more months.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Akhbar in June, 2014.


Al-Badia Cement said that operations at its plant located outside Damascus have resumed after a suspension of several weeks.


Shares in Syria International Islamic Bank gained last week and attracted investors’ interest on the back of the removal of the company from the European Union sanctions list.


Al-Aqeelah Takaful has announced the appointment of a new general manager.


Updated May 20, 2014: In spite of limited financial means, the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition has announced plans to restore production at a power plant as well as to relocate within Syrian territory.


A Presidential decree has established a new public sector university in the central province of Hama.