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30-10-2019

Production of pharmaceuticals

23-10-2019
23-10-2019

The Syrian government is using future reconstruction activity as a carrot to attract private investment in the cement sector, but low demand and unclear prospects are acting as a deterrent.

16-10-2019

The interest of Chinese companies in Syria, in particular for its real estate and building materials sectors, seems to be growing.

02-10-2019

A trade centre to boost business with Crimea is opening in Damascus, while China and Iran plan to build trade centres to boost their exports to the country.

18-09-2019
18-09-2019

Two years after it began production a Syrian brewery is considering closing down.

11-09-2019

The U.S. has sanctioned new Syrian companies and individuals linked to Iran.

07-08-2019

The Ministry of Health has cancelled the licence of ten new pharmaceutical companies despite the fact that some of them were near completion and set to start production.

10-07-2019

The General Organization of Free Zones (GOFZ) said that the revenues it generated during the first five months of this year increased by 25 percent compared to the same period of last year, although they remain very small relative to their 2010 levels.

25-06-2019

Official data provide a mixed picture of the state of Syria’s industrial cities and zones.

12-06-2019

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.

12-06-2019

Al-Badia Cement has received a preliminary approval to list its shares on the Damascus Securities Exchange.

12-06-2019
28-05-2019

China is planning to open a permanent trade centre in the Adra Industrial City near Damascus.

22-05-2019

The government has announced a new plan to rehabilitate the Barada valley area with the aim of securing water supplies to the Syrian capital and attracting investment in the real estate sector.

22-05-2019

The list below includes the names of all the Syrian entities that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011.

15-05-2019

Syria’s only private sector cement company reported a significant increase in its 2018 sales.

07-05-2019

The Syrian Cabinet has increased import tariffs on copper and aluminum cables to 30 percent, various local media have reported.

01-05-2019

Building materials trading

30-04-2019

A private sector company owned by influential investors has gained a quasi-monopoly on the import into Syria of oil products, highlighting the key role this company plays as the government battles to reduce shortages.

20-03-2019

A press briefing by James Jeffrey after the Brussels conference on Syria on March 12-14, 2019.

27-02-2019

The only private sector cement company still operating in Syria reported a 58 percent annual increase in its annual revenues last year, as its German shareholder announces it is selling its stake.

22-01-2019

Three new licenses for car assembly plants have been given to Syrian investors in the past few months, raising the potential number of these plants, including several that have been operating for years, to eight. Here is a breakdown of these projects.

15-01-2019

One of Syria’s two Iranian-owned car assembly plants has announced that it was resuming its operations.

08-01-2019

Preliminary data indicate that demand for cement, a proxy for construction activity, was at best stable last year.

18-12-2018

Shortages of various key products in the market are highlighting the continuing difficulties faced by the government to deliver goods and services to its population.

04-12-2018

Financial results from Syrian public joint stock companies in the first nine months of this year appear to confirm an improvement in business activity in some sectors.

27-11-2018

Food trading; export-import

23-10-2018

The government’s Reconstruction Committee has provided a list of the rehabilitation projects that are planned for this year.

11-10-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of the Syrian cement sector.

04-09-2018

Home owners in the mostly loyalist Damascus suburb of Adra Al-Omalia will have to pay 40 percent of the reconstruction cost of their properties, according to a government official.

24-07-2018

Syrian banks are expanding again their branch network as they seek to capitalize on the improving security situation across the country.

29-05-2018

A Presidential decree has exempted Syrian manufacturers from the payment of fees for the construction of their factories.

23-04-2018

Cement sales by state-owned companies declined in the first quarter of this year, according to official data.

19-04-2018

In this 2,300-word factsheet we provide a profile of Samer Foz, who in the space of the past two years has risen to become Syria’s most powerful investor.

13-03-2018

Here is a detailed list of the real estate development areas selected and identified by the Syrian government to attract private investors.

20-02-2018

Sales of cement at Syria’s state-owned plants slightly decreased last year, according to preliminary data.

09-01-2018

Preliminary data from Syrian officials indicate that tax revenues increased last year, as a consequence of an improvement in economic activity and tax collection, although they remain far below budgetary expenses.

09-01-2018

The Pharaon Investment Group has taken over the management of the state-owned Adra Cement Plant, which it will seek to develop.

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.

07-11-2017

A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.

29-08-2017

The relative stable situation in vast parts of western Syria have enabled private commercial banks in the first half of this year to post a slight improvement in their main indicators.

08-08-2017

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2016. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.