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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.

22-03-2009

The Syrian Parliament has ratified an agreement that will see China provide a concessionary loan of Yuan 250 million (USD 36.6 million) to finance the purchase of equipment for the General Petroleum Corporation (GPC).

31-01-2009

Proton, a Malaysian car manufacturer, plans to triple its sales in Syria within the coming five years.

12-01-2009

Sinopec has announced that it had completed the acquisition of Tanganyika Oil Company.

15-12-2008

Syria's average production of crude oil stood at 379,494 barrels per day (bpd) in the first three quarters of this year, according to the Ministry of Oil.

07-12-2008

Hamisho Economic Group will begin production in its new car assembly plant in the last quarter of 2009, according to Imad Hamisho, Chairman of the Group.

17-11-2008
China Petroleum Technology and Development Corporation (CPTDC) will supply USD 50 million worth of drilling equipment and materials to the Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC).
02-11-2008
Syria is moving ahead with plans to build a gas pipeline linking its gas network with the Akkaz field in Iraq.
20-10-2008
Syria’s crop of pistachios is expected to reach 60,000 tons in the 2007/2008 season and rise to 70,000 tons in 2008/2009.
13-10-2008
China Dalian International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group Co Ltd. has won a contract to build four gas storage tanks in the coastal city of Banias.
30-09-2008

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Monday Morning on September 30, 2008.

29-09-2008
The Syrian President has issued a decree that is expected to protect local industry from unfair imports competition and increase revenues for the Treasury.
29-09-2008
Sinopec, China’s state-owned oil company has agreed to buy Tanganyika Oil Company for a total amount of USD 2 billion.
08-09-2008
ONGC Videsh is in talks to purchase a controlling stake in Tanganyika Oil Company, according to media sources.
08-09-2008

Al Badia Cement’s Initial Public Offer was oversubscribed by 171 percent according to a press statement from the company.

18-08-2008
Syria’s trade deficit increased three-fold in 2007 to reach USD 2.1 billion, the highest level in over two decades.
30-06-2008
Al Badia Cement is raising SYP 1.8 billion through an Initial Public Offer to be held between July 3rd and August 1st.
12-06-2008

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with The Hindu Daily on June 12, 2008.

09-06-2008

Al Badia Cement has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s CBMI to build a cement plant in the area of Abu Al Shamat near Damascus.

02-06-2008

Syria’s production of steel billets will reach 1.15 million tons in 2009, following the commissioning of two new plants.

07-04-2008

CNPC and the Syrian Government have signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of an oil refinery with a daily capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil.

31-03-2008

Interview with Nichola Antakli, CEO of Intraco Corporation, on the challenges for a US firm doing business in Syria.

General Motors Middle East announced on March 13 that it had appointed Intraco as the GMC distributor in Syria.

03-03-2008

Syria will start importing light crude oil in 2009, according to Omar Al-Hamad, Director-General of the Syrian Petroleum Company (SPC).

30-12-2007

China’s Haifei Automobiles expects its total exports to Syria in 2007 to reach 20,000 cars. At the end of November it had sold 18,000 cars.

05-11-2007

The Syrian government has signed an agreement with Iran, Venezuela and a Malaysian consortium to build a 140,000-barrel per day refinery in central Syria.

29-10-2007

Tanganyika Oil Company has confirmed the technical difficulties faced by its Syrian subsidiary, Dublin International Petroleum Syria Limited.

16-09-2007
The Ministry of Economy is pursuing its liberalisation of foreign trade and authorizing the import of a growing list of products.
06-08-2007

Production at fields redeveloped by Dublin International Petroleum Syria Ltd (DIPL) stood at 9 266 barrels of oil a day in the second quarter of this year according to a statement from the company.

25-06-2007
Syria is still far from its target of a social market economy, says Taysir Raddawi, the head of the State Planning Commission.
11-06-2007

Shell will devise a master plan for the development of the gas sector in Syria, following an agreement signed between the Anglo-Dutch firm and the Ministry of Petroleum.

21-05-2007
Syria’s total foreign trade volume rose to SYP 1 trillion (USD 20 billion) in 2006, an annual increase of 12 percent, according to preliminary estimates from the Central Bureau of Statistics.
09-04-2007
Syria’s production of cotton is expected to drop by a third in the 2006/2007 crop to 650 000 tons
19-03-2007

Syria is moving closer to build its first privately-held oil refinery, according to Abdallah Dardari, Deputy Prime Minister.

05-03-2007

Joud Group is planning to set up a steel billet manufacturing plant in the industrial city of Adra, some 35 km north east of Damascus, in joint-venture with unnamed Syrian and Lebanese investors. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 512...

05-02-2007

Ten new blocks will be offered for concession in the coming two months according to the Syrian Minister of Petroleum

15-01-2007

Sysacco, Syria’s first caustic soda and hydrochloric acid manufacturing company will start production next May, according to its general manager, Ourwa Sabbagh.

11-12-2006
IPR Energy, has started drilling works on Block 24, in the eastern region of Syria.
20-11-2006

Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are in the first stages of reviving the old Hijaz railway line after the signature of an agreement between a Syrian-based company, Balkees Real Estate, Industrial and Commercial Investment Company, and the Hijaz Railways ...

16-10-2006

Shell’s new investment in Syria is part of a long-term strategy says Campbell Keir, General Manager of Shell Syria, following the signing of two production sharing contracts with the Ministry of Oil

16-10-2006

Syriatel has purchased a stake in Yemen’s third GSM operator, UNITEL.

03-10-2006

The Higher Education Council has approved the opening of new departments at Syrian state universities and faculties starting from 2006.

26-06-2006

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Al-Hayat on June 26, 2006.

03-06-2006
Syrian exports of textile products to the European Union fell sharply in 2005.