Lattakia (703)

14-12-2015

Government officials inaugurated last week in Lattakia the Syrian-Russian Export Village with the theoretical aim of promoting Syrian exports to Russia.

16-11-2015

The Syrian Government has announced a series of investments in Lattakia and Tartous amounting to billions of Syrian Pounds.

19-10-2015

Syria’s olive oil production during the 2014/2015 declined 35 percent on an annual basis according to recent data.

19-10-2015

All international flights to and from Lattakia Airport have been stopped, the Syrian Ministry of Transport has said.

19-10-2015

Data from Syria’s two main maritime ports confirm the annual decline in traffic.

05-10-2015

Official data confirm an increase in business activity in the coastal province of Tartous, a regime stronghold that has seen an influx of hundreds of thousands of people in the last three years.

04-10-2015

The English transcript of the interview of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad with Iranian Khabar TV on October 04, 2015.

21-09-2015

The vice-President of Stroytransgaz, one of Russia's largest engineering companies, visited Damascus last week, reportedly seeking new project opportunities.

14-09-2015

Fighting between rebels and regime forces has led to the closure of the highway connecting Damascus with most of Syria.

14-09-2015

As Russia sends its troops to Lattakia, it claims that it also plans a number of economic projects in Syria’s coastal city.

31-08-2015

Syria’s citrus crop, which is largely grown in the coastal area, is forecast to remain stable this year.

17-08-2015

Syria’s inflation rate continued to increase in March and April, according to official data.

17-08-2015

Traffic at Syrian airports increased 20 percent on an annual basis in the first half of this year, according to a Government official.

17-08-2015

Trading and contracting

10-08-2015

The U.S. Administration blacklist of Syrian companies now includes a number of state entities in the shipping and maritime industry.

20-07-2015

Cham Wings has resumed today a direct air link between Damascus and Doha.

13-07-2015

The Syrian Investment Agency, a body licensing and regulating mostly large investments in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, gave the go ahead to 33 projects in the first half of 2015.

13-07-2015

After a year of relative stabilisation, traffic in Syria’s two main commercial maritime ports declined again in the first half of 2015, according to official data.

13-07-2015

The Syrian Government has threatened to withdraw a project from an Iranian engineering company unless it resumes immediately work on the project.

06-07-2015

IT solutions; import and trade of IT equipment

08-06-2015

Al-Baraka Bank Syria, an Islamic lender, opened on May 28 a branch in Tartous, the bank’s second in less than six months in the coastal area.

08-06-2015

A Ukrainian company has begun flights to Lattakia airport, becoming one of the rare European airlines to fly to Syria.

11-05-2015

After four years of continuous decline, container volumes increased in 2014 in the Port of Lattakia, although the beginning of this year saw a new decrease.

13-04-2015

Cham Wings, Syria’s only private airline, is starting round trips to Kuwait, the company announced in a statement.

06-04-2015

The volume of traffic at Tartous Port continued to decline markedly in the first two months of this year.

23-03-2015

Trading and contracting

09-03-2015

The European Union has blacklisted several new Syria-related companies and individuals, including two Iran-related businessmen and another involved last year in the negotiations to release abducted nuns as well as in dealings between the regime and ISIS.

09-03-2015

Four individuals of Syrian origin are listed in the world’s billionaires list published by Forbes magazine, although none of them built his wealth in the country.

23-02-2015

Trading and contracting

09-02-2015

A Syrian official has announced that the contract of a Qatari company to develop an upscale hospitality project on the Syrian coast is being terminated.

02-02-2015

Official Syrian media outlets have been increasing their reports lately on the economic benefits brought by the Government to the southern governorate of Suweida where political tensions have been rising lately.

22-01-2015

Syria’s air transport regulator confirmed that its revenues declined significantly last year as most international airlines rerouted away from Syrian airspace.

12-01-2015

The Tartous Port has reported a decline in bulk trade last year, while containers traffic increased.

05-01-2015

The Syrian government has established a university in Tartous, the seventh such institution to be established in the country.

08-12-2014

Syria’s citrus fruits crop has increased by some 20 percent on an annual basis.

08-12-2014

General trade

08-12-2014

Syrianair transported more than 20,000 passengers on its international flights last month, official data show.

17-11-2014

A Syrian court of appeal has confirmed the condemnation of Syrian-French investor Jacques Saadé to pay a fine of USD 600 million.

17-11-2014

Sales of the General Organization of Tobacco, a state monopoly that usually generates significant revenues for the Treasury, reached SYP 25 billion in the first nine months of the year, as the company seeks to produce cigarettes under license from a Russian group.

17-11-2014

Syrian exports partly recovered during the first three quarters of this year, while Iran has become the country’s first supplier of goods, official data show.

10-11-2014

The few large private sector investments still being established in Syria remain concentrated in the coastal area and around Damascus, data from a licensing body shows.

10-11-2014

Cham Wings, a Syrian private charter airline, said that it began last week its first flight on a domestic route.

27-10-2014

The Syrian President has issued a decree nominating five new Governors in Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Idlib and Quneitra.

27-10-2014

The election held last week at Syria’s chambers of industry saw the arrival of various new faces.

27-10-2014

Trading and contracting

20-10-2014

Al-Baraka Bank Syria will be the latest company to see its shares listed in the Damascus Securities Exchange.

13-10-2014

Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.

13-10-2014

Occupancy rates in hotels in the coastal area were high during the summer season and in September according to the Chairman of Syria’s Federation of Chambers of Tourism.