Lattakia (703)

19-12-2017

A Russian official has expressed what is the bluntest statement to date on Russia’s ambition to get hold of as much of Syria’s energy and other economic resources as possible.

12-12-2017

Syria will use an Iranian credit line to build a USD 25 million veterinary vaccine plant that will meet much of the local demand.

21-11-2017

The volume of containers handled by the Lattakia Port in the first nine months of the year has increased, mostly because of a rise in imports.

14-11-2017

Samer Foz, the increasingly powerful and visible Syrian investor, is expanding his investment portfolio with a new venture in the pharmaceuticals sector.

14-11-2017

Despite losing billions in the past years, Syria’s transport sector can still rely on its infrastructure that is mostly functioning.

31-10-2017

Russian investors are increasingly eyeing Syria’s land and real estate properties, which are among the few valuable assets the Syrian regime can still hand over to its cronies and allies.

24-10-2017

A visit by the Syrian Prime Minister to the coastal area has highlighted the limited capacity of the government to meet the expectations of the population.

24-10-2017

General trading

24-10-2017

Trading; provision of services for quality control management systems

24-10-2017

Shipping services

17-10-2017

The Ministry of Transport is preparing a draft law for the establishment of a state-owned airport operator.

10-10-2017

Trade of sterilization equipment, pest control equipment and provision of related services

19-09-2017

Syria and Iran signed last week several agreements in the electricity sector worth hundreds of millions of dollars although most of them will likely remain ink on paper.

12-09-2017

Foreign exchange services

05-09-2017

The number of real estate transactions in Syria's fourteen provinces between 2010 and 2016.

05-09-2017

The Syrian authorities have approved the latest version of a draft law that is supposed to enable the issuance of new property documents for those who have lost them, although the text worries many Syrians.

22-08-2017

The participation of Iranian and Russian companies to the Damascus International Trade Fair has given the opportunity for these two countries to push further their economic and business interests.

22-08-2017

The Cham Hotels Group, the largest hotel operator in the country, has reported an increase in its revenues in the first half of this year, although they stand at only a fraction of their pre-uprising level.

14-08-2017

Lebanon’s BLOM has said that it deconsolidated its Syrian operations in order to protect itself from international sanctions.

25-07-2017

Traffic at Syria’s two commercial ports of Lattakia and Tartous in the first half of this year increased compared with the same period of 2016, official data indicate.

25-07-2017
11-07-2017

The Ministry of Tourism has inaugurated a small tourist coastal resort in Lattakia, a rare event since 2011.

20-06-2017

The launch of a new car assembly plant in Syria, the second in the space of four months only, has served to highlight the steady rise to prominence of an increasingly powerful businessman.

13-06-2017

Several prominent Syrian businessmen, under pressure by the regime, have sold their assets to members of the new business elite, a reflection of how the war is changing the Syrian business landscape.

13-06-2017

A Russian trading house has said that it will supply 1.2 million tons of wheat to Syria on a commercial basis starting September.

12-06-2017
06-06-2017

Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never starts operations again, an official report has found.

06-06-2017

The Ministry of Tourism is looking at offering several incentives to attract investment in a sector that can generate significant foreign currency revenues for the Government.

05-06-2017

Despite the decline in the size of the population, official data indicate that the number of university students has increased relative to 2010.

30-05-2017

The Higher Council for Public Private Partnership has listed a number of projects to be offered to private investors, although very few appear likely to be launched any time soon.

30-05-2017

The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State has destroyed dozens of bridges as Syria’s transport infrastructure has been largely affected by the war, Ali Hammoud, the Minister of Transport said.

23-05-2017

A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

02-05-2017

In this 2,500-word factsheet, we provide an overview of Syria’s economic and financial relations with Russia.

18-04-2017

Import-export trade

18-04-2017

A large governmental delegation has spent several days in the Tartous governorate last week promising billions of pounds in development projects.

04-04-2017

Import-export trade of FMCG, machinery and other goods

04-04-2017

Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.

28-03-2017

A Chinese company has made an offer to build a power station in Lattakia although the issue of financing remains unresolved.

27-02-2017

Production of non-alcoholic beer and pure alcohol

14-02-2017

The very poor position of Syrian universities in a global ranking for higher education institutions highlights the dismal level of teaching and research in Syria.

07-02-2017

Import and trade of building materials, industrial and agricultural equipment, machinery and heavy engineering equipment, tractors, engines, electronic equipment, industrial pumps, cars

30-01-2017

The expected takeover by Iran of one of Syria’s ports has not yet materialised as traffic remained stable last year in the two ports of Lattakia and Tartous.

24-01-2017

The Syrian government has increased by up to 260 percent the price at which it buys tobacco from its farmers, most of whom are based in the coastal area, which is largely supportive of the regime.

10-01-2017

Goods inspection and certification

20-12-2016

Only a week after the announcement that Aleppo Airport will resume its operations soon, flights have resumed at Lattakia’s Bassel Al-Assad airport.

20-12-2016

General trading

29-11-2016

A new private university backed by the Syrian first lady has opened its doors in the coastal city of Lattakia.

29-11-2016

Import-export