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04-07-2013

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Thawra newspaper on July 04, 2013.

24-06-2013

The US dollar continued to trade for most of the last week at just below 200 pounds in the currency market with little indications that the Syrian pound would regain lost ground.

24-06-2013

Syrian stocks fell in all of last week's sessions ending a month and a half of weekly gains.

17-06-2013

Facing growing difficulties to supply foreign currencies to the market and as inflation continues to increase, the government imposed last week severe restrictions on import trade by the private sector.

17-06-2013

The last week has seen a sharp decline in the value of the Syrian Pound with the national currency losing more than 20 percent of its value relative to the dollar.

10-06-2013

Continuing shortages of oil products in the market have led to the dismissal of the head of Mahrukat only six months after his appointment.

10-06-2013

Syria has signed contracts worth EUR 40 million for the import of electrical equipments from Iran.

20-05-2013

Syria is paying a premium of some 5 percent on the wheat it is importing from global markets, as exports to the country grow increasingly routine, according to Reuters.

20-05-2013

The price of cement sold by state plants has been increased by the government by some 50 percent following a rise in its production costs.

13-05-2013

The demand for cement in Syria will surge to three times its pre-conflict level, according to a Syrian economist.

13-05-2013

The government has imposed a fourfold increase in the price of fuel oil in a bid to reduce its subsidies bill.

01-05-2013

Rami Makhlouf has resigned from the board of Syriatel, the company he founded and that came to symbolize in the last decade his role as Syria’s most powerful businessman.

09-04-2013

The Syrian government is planning to relocate state factories to “safe areas” in the country, according to the Minister of Industry.

01-04-2013

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

01-04-2013

The Syrian Pound lost again some ground last week against the US dollar and other foreign currencies in the black market.

27-03-2013

The production of cement by Syria’s public sector decreased by around 25 percent in 2012 because of a suspension of activity at its plants located in Aleppo.

25-03-2013

Al-Badia Cement posted an increase in sales last year, its first full year of operations.

25-03-2013

The Ministry of Transport has announced that it was going ahead with a deal to purchase ten Ukrainian-made Antonov planes to expand the fleet of Syrianair.

25-03-2013

The governor of the Central Bank of Syria has said that the USD 1 billion credit line recently received from Iran was helping his institution defend the Syrian Pound.

11-03-2013

Syriatel has announced that its largest shareholder, Rami Makhlouf, was giving up his shares in the company to a new entity dedicated to humanitarian and developmental projects, although Mr Makhlouf owns the majority of the shares of that new entity.

18-02-2013

The recent string of successes by rebels in Syria’s northeast threatens to strain further the supply of key commodities in the country’s urban centres.

23-01-2013

The General Establishment of Chemical Industries is the latest state body to post a significant drop in its 2012 revenues.

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
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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.