Cement (850)

30-06-2014

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

30-06-2014

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

23-06-2014

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

16-06-2014

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.

09-06-2014

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

19-05-2014

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.

19-05-2014

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

12-05-2014

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

05-05-2014

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.

21-04-2014

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

21-04-2014

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

14-04-2014

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

14-04-2014

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.

13-04-2014

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

08-04-2014

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

31-03-2014

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

31-03-2014

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

24-02-2014

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

24-02-2014

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

22-02-2014

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

13-01-2014

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.

06-01-2014

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

06-01-2014

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.

23-12-2013

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

16-12-2013

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

16-12-2013

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.

25-11-2013

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

18-11-2013

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.

18-11-2013

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.

18-11-2013

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

11-11-2013

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.

28-10-2013

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

21-10-2013

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

14-10-2013

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

29-09-2013

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

23-09-2013

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

23-09-2013

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

16-09-2013

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.

03-09-2013

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

02-09-2013

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.

02-09-2013

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.

26-08-2013

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

26-08-2013

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

05-08-2013

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

22-07-2013

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

22-07-2013

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

15-07-2013

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

08-07-2013

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

08-07-2013

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