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06-03-2011
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The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with the Wall Street Journal on January 31, 2011.

24-01-2011

The number of tourists that entered Syria in 2010 stood at 8.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent, while tourist revenues rose 60 percent, confirming that the country’s tourism sector was finally getting closer to its potential.

10-01-2011

Gulfsands Petroleum has announced that its latest drilling operations had yielded positive results with the Twaiba well potentially yielding up to 9 million barrels of reserves.

10-01-2011

Demand for electricity rose 4.2 percent last year, according to Hisham Mashfej, head of PEEGT, the state-owned power utility.

20-12-2010

Syrian exports declined by a third last year as Iraq continued to take an increasing share of the country’s total international sales, according to official trade statistics.

01-12-2010

Cemena, a subsidiary of Gulf Finance House, has announced that it had awarded the contract to build and equip a cement plant in eastern Syria with an annual capacity of 2 million tons to CBMI of China.

27-11-2010

The English transcript of statements made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad following talks with his Indian counterpart on November 27, 2010.

22-11-2010
The level of remittances to Syria is estimated by the World Bank at USD 1.4 billion for 2010, a figure significantly higher than in previous estimates.
07-11-2010

Al-Badia Cement (ABC) has announced that it would start production from its plant in Abou Shamat next month.

25-10-2010
A new centre specialised in the wholesale trade of mobile phones and accessories is under construction in the area of Qaboun, a district of Damascus.
25-10-2010
The number of tourists that entered Syria in the first nine months of 2010 stood at 6.6 million, a year-on-year increase of 46 percent, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
13-09-2010
China National Petroleum Corporation has gained the approval of Chinese state authorities to buy 35 percent of Syria Shell Petroleum Development.
23-08-2010

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) has decided to open a representative office in Syria, instead of a fully-fledged subsidiary, because of the high capital required for local banks, according to Khaldoun Al-Muwakaa, the chairman of the Syrian-Egyptian Bu...

02-08-2010

Syria's average production of crude oil increased by around 3 percent in the first half of this year as new joint venture companies begun production.

 

26-07-2010

China National Petroleum Corporation will begin construction of a USD 2 billion refinery in Syria in the second quarter of next year, according to press reports.

26-07-2010

Syria was the 4th largest source of medicines and the 5th largest source of body care items intercepted in 2009 by the EU customs for infringement of intellectual property rights.

24-05-2010
China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has acquired a 35 percent stake in Syria Shell Petroleum Development (SSPD), until then a fully-owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell.
24-05-2010
Syria's production of crude oil will decline by around 7 percent in the next five years, according to estimates from the Ministry of Petroleum.
10-05-2010
DPS, a British engineering firm specialised in the upstream oil and gas sector, has won a contract to relocate and re-assemble a gas gathering station in the region of Palmyra.
09-05-2010
The Container Terminal of Tartous, managed by International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a Filipino firm, saw an increase of 23 percent in the volume of goods handled in the first quarter of this year.
12-04-2010
Loon Lattakia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kulczyk Oil, plans to begin drilling in Block IX next year, according to Edwin Beaman, Vice-President for Operations and Engineering.
05-04-2010
Gulfsands Petroleum has reported a 31 percent increase in its reserves as at the end of 2009, as the UK firm is attracting strong interest from potential investors.
08-03-2010
National Bank of Kuwait has received a preliminary approval from the Syrian and Kuwaiti monetary authorities to establish a bank in Syria, Ibrahim Dabdoub, Chief Executive Officer of NBK Group, said.
22-02-2010
The Ministry of Transport paid SYP 1 billion in subsidies last year to finance the discount fares offered to users of the main cities public transport systems, according Yarob Badr, Minister of Transport.
08-02-2010

Venezuela might increase its stake in the Furoqlos Oil Refinery project to provide it with the financing needed for its launch, Sufian Al-Allaw, Syria’s Minister of Petroleum, said.

31-01-2010
Kulczyk Oil has announced that it has awarded BGP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Company, a contract to conduct a 375 square kilometre 3D seismic survey in the south-eastern section of Block 9.
14-12-2009

Syrian textile manufacturers have been severely impacted by trade liberalization and the global crisis. The Ministry of Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have launched a programme to increase the competitivenes...

 

14-12-2009

The Syrian Commission on Financial Markets and Securities (SCFMS) has announced that the cumulative losses of French Mountain Juice (FMJ) had reached 79.14 percent of its paid-up capital.

07-12-2009

Syria’s Ministry of Electricity has awarded two new EPC projects that will add 1,050 MW in power capacity.

16-11-2009

Tatneft, a Russian oil company, is planning to start production of some 5,000 barrels of oil per day from its fields located in eastern Syria.

 

09-11-2009
Iraq was Syria's main trading partner last year according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.
19-10-2009
Syria ranked 107th in the world in the Human Development Index released last week by the United Nations Development Programme .
28-09-2009

Gulfsands is to issue shortly the tender for the design, construction and installation of a processing facility to serve the Khurbet East and Yousefieh fields with a capacity of 50,000 barrels of fluid per day.

31-08-2009
After showing interest in Emerald Energy, which holds a 50 percent stake in one of Syria’s fastest growing oil fields, Sinochem, a state-owned Chinese company is now looking to buy Gulfsands Petroleum, according to British press reports.
24-08-2009

Sinochem, a state-owned Chinese enterprise, is purchasing Emerald Energy, a company that holds 50 percent of the rights over Block 26, northeast of Syria, for an estimated value of USD 878 million.

03-08-2009
Syria's average production of crude oil declined to 376,852 barrels per day (bpd) in the first half of 2009, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.
15-06-2009

Gatoson Ltd, a Chinese Holding firm, is establishing an economic zone dedicated to Chinese investments in the region of Hama.

01-06-2009

SYRIAMAR, or the Syrian General Establishment of Maritime Transport, will acquire two new vessels for its fleet at a cost of USD 42.5 million.

24-05-2009

Al Badia Cement will begin production in the second half of 2010-early 2011, according to Matteo Rozzanigo, Middle East Development Manager at Ciments Français.

10-05-2009

Syria's average production of crude oil stood at 379,049 barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter of 2009, according to the Ministry of Petroleum.

03-05-2009

Petro-Canada has denied that it had received an offer from China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for its assets in Syria and Libya.

18-04-2009

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Der Standard on April 18, 2009.

12-04-2009

Syria’s two mobile phone operators are attracting renewed interest from foreign investors according to various press reports.

05-04-2009

CNPC is eyeing Petro-Canada’s Syrian assets, according to Chinese press reports.