Lattakia (684)

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.

16-05-2017

The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.

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

25-10-2016

An important government delegation has visited citrus fruits growers, who are mostly based in the coastal area, a regime support base, as the sector suffers from poor marketing and limited exports.

25-10-2016

Last week saw the death in Lattakia of Soubhi Joud, founder of the Joud Group, one of the country’s largest business conglomerates.

25-10-2016

General trading

11-10-2016

The list of members of the National Coalition’s political committee and of its bureau elected on October 04, 2016.

11-10-2016

The visit last week by an Iranian delegation to Damascus marks one of the first major attempts to deepen business ties between the two countries.

04-10-2016

The destruction of dozens of small cafés and shops located on the seaside of Jableh, apparently to make way to a large real estate development project, has created significant discontent in this coastal town traditionally supportive of the regime.

27-09-2016

A member of the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition was killed last week in Daraa.

13-09-2016

The Syrian Government has awarded a EUR 13 million electricity contract to a Chinese consortium, a rare instance of an investment project taking place in the country.

30-08-2016

General trading

30-08-2016

The airport of Qamishli, which is the only means for Syrians from the northeast to connect with the rest of the country, continued to witness significant activity in the first half of this year.

23-08-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

15-08-2016

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of 2016 declined markedly on an annual basis.

19-07-2016

Trading, contracting and investment

19-07-2016

The Ministry of Petroleum has announced the inauguration of a new gas well as it keeps investing in the oil and gas fields under its control in order to reduce the shortages of energy supplies in the market.

18-07-2016

Syria’s two main commercial ports had a mixed performance in the first half of this year, data show.

05-07-2016

General trading

05-07-2016

Syria’s customs revenues increased in the first half of this year as a consequence of the decline in the value of the pound relative to the dollar.

04-07-2016

The following is a short profile of the members of the Syrian Government appointed on July 03, 2016.

04-07-2016

Updated on July 05: A new Government was formed in Syria on Sunday, the first in two years.