Aleppo (1741)

15-07-2020

Just a couple of weeks after kicking out Rami Makhlouf’s company, the government has issued a tender for investors to manage duty free outlets at the country’s border crossings.

15-07-2020

Recent reports from across Syria have confirmed that the spread of Covid-19 has increased in pace. This did not prevent the government from ordering the reopening of its international borders after months of closure, however.

15-07-2020
08-07-2020

The Ministry of Health has announced a weekly increase of 33 percent in the number of Syrians living in government areas who tested positive for Covid-19.

08-07-2020

The Damascus governorate has released a new zoning plan, No. 105, for Qaboun, a formerly embattled and now heavily damaged residential district just north of the capital.

08-07-2020

The table below lists the 81 Idlib companies offering money transfer services, as listed by the Syrian Salavation Government-affiliated regulatory authority

01-07-2020

The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted a 3.5-hectare property to an unidentified investor as part of a contract to build an alternative-energy bus station outside the capital. But the plan does not seem realistic in light of technical and logistical constraints.

01-07-2020

The Syrian government has continued its campaign against Rami Makhlouf, effectively ending the operations of two more of his best-known business ventures, including his oldest and most recent ones, within a couple of days.

01-07-2020

The government has once again extended the bidding deadlines for six power projects after failing to attract contractors and funding. However, two small turbines in Banias and Deir-ez-Zor have been rehabilitated.

01-07-2020

The number of Syrians who tested positive for Covid-19 increased by 57 percent over the past 15 days, according to government estimates, although the numbers still remain low compared to many other countries.

01-07-2020

The table below lists the projects funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

The table includes both loans and grants and are divided by sector of activity.

01-07-2020
Book of conditions to be purchased from company (EUR 25)
17-06-2020

The two tables below list the Iranian companies involved in Syria.

17-06-2020

The number of Syrians who tested positive for Covid-19 in government areas increased to 177 this week, up from 146 last week.

17-06-2020

On June 11, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad appointed Hussein Arnous as prime minister after dismissing Imad Khamis, who paid the price for recent socio-economic difficulties.

17-06-2020

Syria’s production of salt at its main mine in Deir-ez-Zor will surge within a year, according to government estimates.

10-06-2020

Syria’s two airlines have headed in opposite trajectories in recent weeks, possibly partly because of the rift between Rami Makhlouf and the Syrian president.

10-06-2020

Decorative materials trading; building rehabilitation and investments

08-06-2020

This article is an updated and expanded factsheet on the economic and business relations between Syria and Iran as of June 2020.

03-06-2020

An 80-km section of the M4 highway was reopened on May 25 between the towns of Tal Tamer and Ayn Issa, enabling a resumption of passenger and cargo traffic.

03-06-2020

A week after the government lifted most movement restrictions, the number of people who tested positive for the Coronavirus increased to 123 from 121, the number of recoveries increased to 50 from 41 and the number of deaths grew to six from four.

03-06-2020

An interview with Rabie Nasser, one of the authors of a recent report on the impact of the conflict on Syria’s economy and society.

03-06-2020

This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of May 30, 2020.

27-05-2020

Syria is seeking to boost its yeast production capacity, much of which was destroyed during the conflict, with a new tender for the construction of a 50 tons/day plant in Aleppo.

20-05-2020

General investments; export-import; contracting

20-05-2020

Pharmaceuticals and medical products trading

13-05-2020

The Syrian government said this week that it will start disbursing money to some 20,000 unemployed people, its first financial aid programme since the spread of the Coronavirus in Syria.

06-05-2020

On March 04, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad headed for the first time a meeting of the task force formed to confront the Coronavirus.

29-04-2020

The number of Syrians who tested positive for the Coronavirus went up from 42 last week to 43 yesterday. Of those, 19 people recovered, up from six a week earlier, while the number of deaths was unchanged at three.

29-04-2020
27-04-2020

This article is an updated and expanded factsheet on the economic and business relations between Syria and Russia as of April 2020.

22-04-2020

The past week saw a modest uptick in Syria's confirmed Covid-19 cases, but the apparently slow infection rate has allowed the government to start reopening some shops and official agencies.

22-04-2020
15-04-2020

Syria’s production and export of olive oil—of which the country is among the largest producers in the world—are set to increase slightly this year, despite the recent battles in the Idlib area.

15-04-2020

The Syrian minister of health has acknowledged the minuscule number of daily Covid-19 tests being carried out, while the economic consequences of the crisis appear to be increasingly serious.

14-04-2020

In this 4,400-word factsheet, we provide a profile of the main businesses and economic institutions affiliated with the Syrian Ministry of Defence.