Cement (850)


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.


The US Treasury has blacklisted a number of new individuals and entities for their support of the Syrian regime, including a Russian bank.


The American Administration has upgraded the representation in the US of the National Coalition, the largest grouping of Syrian opposition forces, to a “foreign mission,” giving it a small political boost.


The Syrian Pound recovered in the last few days some of the ground lost against the dollar in previous weeks.


Syria’s Presidential election, largely expected to be a farce, will take place on June 3.


The US dollar climbed in the Syrian foreign exchange market last week as pressures mounted on the Syrian currency.


The Syrian Government is pursuing its policy of price controls and has now set limits to the profit margins that can be generated in the cement supply chain.


The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it licensed a number of new investments in the first quarter of this year.


The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon crossed the million mark last week, according to the United Nations.


The Minister of Industry has named new businessmen to the board of the Homs Chamber of Industry.


In 2013, demand for cement in Syria declined by 60 percent compared to its level prior to the uprising.


The Aleppo and Damascus chambers of industry have new boards of directors as new members replace absentees.


Syria’s transport industry lost some 61 billion Syrian pounds from the conflict according to the Minister of Transport.


The text of U.N. Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) adopted on February 22, 2014, approving all necessary measures to combat ISIS.


The Minister of Petroleum has confirmed that a Russian engineering company, Stroytransgaz, was still operating in Syria and that it planned to commission a gas processing plant by the end of this year.


The production of Portland cement by Syrian state plants continues to be well below planned levels.


CMA-CGM is negotiating with the Syrian authorities to manage the container terminal of the Tartous Port as the owner of the global shipping company is fined by a Syrian court over a business dispute, according to press reports.


Some three million Syrian pupils have been forced to leave school in the last three years, according to a report by UNICEF.


In addition to the coastal area, the Suweida governorate is among the rare parts of Syria to witness some level of business activity.


The United Nations has requested $6.5 billion in funds to help it cope with the humanitarian situation of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons.


Audi Capital Syria, the investment arm of the Audi-Saradar Group in the country, is suspending its operations.


Syria’s Democratic Union Party, or PYD according to its Kurdish acronym, a hardline Kurdish group, announced the formation of a transitional civil authority in the majority Kurdish areas of Syria.


Syria’s main opposition group, the National Coalition, announced last week the formation of a government to administer the parts of Syria that are no more under regime control, putting the country in the awkward situation of having, formally, two governments.


Syrianair has suspended all its flights to Egypt, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority has announced.


The production of Portland cement by Syria’s state-owned plants declined by more than 50 percent in the first three quarters of this year compared to the same period of 2012.


Cham Capital, a brokerage firm, has announced the resignation of its general manager.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al Mayadeen on October 21, 2013.


The price of cement sold by state-owned companies has been raised again, the fourth such rise in 18 months.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Italian Rai News on September 29, 2013.


Bank of Syria and Overseas elected a new director to its board.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Chinese CCTV news on September 23, 2013.


Syria’s state-owned textile companies have accumulated losses of 17.6 billion pounds from the violence of the last two years and seen countless companies, including all those in Aleppo, stop production.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Le Figaro on September 03, 2013.


The Central Bank of Syria has continued to devalue the formal rate of its currency, while tension in the black market receded somewhat in recent days.


Al-Badia Cement, one of Syria’s leading cement manufacturers, has reported a decline in revenues and a steep rise in losses over unrealized foreign exchange costs.


Several key economic portfolios changed hands in a government reshuffle last week that testifies to the growing deterioration of the Syrian economy.


The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Russian Izvestia newspaper on August 26, 2013.


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 500)


The Syrian President has issued a decree establishing two new appeal courts in the coastal region.


Syria’s state-owned cement production body reported a significant decline in its output in the first half of the year.


After a week which saw it cross the 300 pound level, the US dollar dropped following the intervention of the Central Bank.


Syria’s Baath Party has announced the election of a new regional command, which is formally the executive branch of the party in Syria.


The number of transactions in the Damascus real estate market surged in the first half of this year, according to official data.