Cement (828)

23-01-2013

Syria’s state-owned cement manufacturing plants witnessed an annual decline of 25 percent in their sales last year.

24-12-2012
24-12-2012
17-12-2012

International sanctions, attacks on pipelines and the suspension of works at the refinery of Banias have reduced significantly the supplies of heating oil in Syria leading to a surge in its price in the black market.

10-12-2012

The diplomatic presence of western countries in Syria reduced further this week as several EU member countries announced the reduction or suspension of their presence in Damascus.

10-12-2012

Syria has contracted an international supplier for the purchase of 100,000 tons of feed barley.

03-12-2012

The Syrian government increased last week by 10 percent the price of gasoline, a measure that will help it raise revenues.

03-12-2012

The clashes that forced the Damascus International Airport to close down for the week-end will likely have long-term effect on its operations.

03-12-2012

Updated December 03: Bank Audi is readying a plan B to quit the Syrian market should the situation deteriorate further, its CEO Samir Hanna was quoted as saying.

19-11-2012

The European Union announced on Monday that it was recognising the newly-formed National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces as “legitimate representatives of the aspirations of the Syrian people.”

19-11-2012

Two-thirds of Syria’s population will leave in urban areas by 2030, according to a recent report by a UN body.

09-11-2012

Assad: Erdogan thinks he's Caliph, new sultan of the Ottoman, RT interview on November 09, 2012.

05-11-2012

Al-Badia Cement reported a decline in revenues in the third quarter of this year compared to the corresponding period of 2011.

22-10-2012

Syria will hold by-elections on December 1 to fill five seats in Parliament to replace, among others, two defecting MPs.

22-10-2012

The General Organization for Building Materials and Cement has increased for the second time this year the price of cement.

15-10-2012

UNICEF has said that it was scaling up its support for Syrian refugees and displaced persons although a lack of funds is hampering its rescue efforts.

15-10-2012

State-owned cement plants produced 3.2 million tons in the first nine months of this year, according to the General Organization for Cement and Building Materials.

08-10-2012

The European Union has announced that it was extending a scholarship programme for higher education students to all eligible Syrian students.

01-10-2012

The Minister of Agriculture has called on Syrian citizens to raise chickens as formal economic patterns are gradually disappearing in growing parts of the country.

01-10-2012

The government has appointed a new director general for the two main power utilities in the country, PEEG and PEDEEE.

24-09-2012

Qatar National Bank Syria announced on Tuesday that it been victim of a fraud, the second such report by a local bank in two weeks.

24-09-2012

Mahrukat, the state entity in charge of the distribution of energy products, began yesterday selling heating oil to Syrian families under a scheme adopted by the government lately.

24-09-2012

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

17-09-2012

Syria’s national currency has lost some ground in recent days with the US dollar currently trading at around 72 pounds in black market dealings.

17-09-2012

Hungary’s MOL, which is a strategic shareholder of INA Naftaplin, a Croatian oil company with assets in Syria, said that operations in its Syrian fields were continuing, calling them illegal.

03-09-2012

Syria is planning to issue tenders for some 1,500 MW of new generating capacity in the coming months, the Minister of Electricity said.

03-09-2012

Etihad Airways has become the latest international carrier to suspend its flights to Damascus.

06-08-2012

Three million Syrians are in need of humanitarian support because of the losses and displacements caused by the uprising gripping the country, the FAO said.

31-07-2012

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with German TV in July, 2012.

30-07-2012

Suncor Energy has announced that it had written off a significant part of its Syrian assets over the unrest in the country.

23-07-2012

Syria’s state cement plants sold a total of 2.4 million tons in the first half of this year.

16-07-2012

The Minister of Petroleum, Said Huneidi, has appointed a new chairman for Al-Furat Petroleum Company.

02-07-2012

The European Union has added six new Syrian entities to its sanctions list including Syria International Islamic Bank, and SCOT, a state-owned oil trading company.

25-06-2012

The volume of trading slightly rose last week at the Syrian bourse although stock prices continued their decline.

19-06-2012

The Syrian economy will not collapse and GDP growth will be positive this year, Mohammad Jleilati, the Minister of Finance, was quoted as saying in a press interview.

18-06-2012

Syrian stocks fell for the fifth week running with the Damascus Securities Exchange’s main index shedding 0.61 percent.

11-06-2012

The Syrian President named on Wednesday June 06 a new prime minister, Riyad Hijab, in replacement of Adel Safar, whose government will have lasted little more than a year.

11-06-2012

Fares Shehabi, the head of the Aleppo Chamber of Industry, was elected last week President of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Industry, in replacement of Imad Ghreiwati.

11-06-2012

Nazareth Yacoubian has been elected to sit on the Board of Directors of Syria Gulf Bank in replacement of Issam Anbouba.

11-06-2012

The appointment of Nabil Hshaimeh as chief executive officer of Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, Syria’s largest private sector conventional bank, has been confirmed by the Central Bank of Syria.

04-06-2012

Updated June 03, 2012: Syria International Islamic Bank, an institution with Qatari strategic shareholders and that saw its assets jump 85 percent in the last quarter alone, was added to a list of companies under sanctions by the US Treasury, leading to the resignation of all its Board members.

04-06-2012

Mohammad Jleilati, the Minister of Finance, has said that his government was finalising discussions with Russia to print money there, a move that signals a potentially growing economic dependency of the Syrian government towards Moscow.

28-05-2012

Google has announced that it was allowing again the download of several of its prime software after control restrictions by the American administration were lifted.

30-04-2012

Majid Al-Futtaim remains committed to its large scale Syria development in spite of a recent announcement that it was suspending works on it, the CEO of the company’s real estate arm said in press remarks.

30-04-2012

Syria and Iran have reduced customs tariffs levied on goods exchanged between them to 4 percent starting April 28, 5 years ahead of the target.

30-04-2012

Hassan Baalbaki is getting a seat on the board of Arab Bank Syria in replacement of Basma Talal Zein who resigned earlier this year.

29-04-2012

The General Organization for Cement and Building Materials said that its plants had produced and sold 1.1 million tons of cement in the first quarter of this year.

23-04-2012

The Syrian Pound has remained stable in the last two weeks, trading at around 70 pounds per dollar in the black market, as the Central Bank attempts to bring closer slowly, but gradually, its official rate.

11-04-2012

The Syrian Army will stop all military operations tomorrow morning "after having succesfully countered the criminal acts of the armed terrorist groups," an official from the Ministry of Defence told today SANA, the state news agency.

02-04-2012

The number of individuals who will run in the next Parliamentary election totaled 7,195 after the door for applications closed at the end of last week, according to the Syrian government.