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New decisions in the northern Aleppo countryside confirm that the region is being increasingly linked to Turkey.


Manufacturing of yarns, fabrics, knitting and clothing


The Central Bureau of Statistics has provided an estimate of the average monthly budget a Syrian household needs in order to live decently.


The minister of tourism has estimated the losses of the sector since 2011 at some USD 50 billion.


A first official crossing has opened between the Euphrates Shield Area and regime-held areas north of Aleppo.


A full breakdown of Syria's 2019 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.


Syria’s cotton harvest has remained stable last year, although it was still only at around a tenth of the average volume in the decade preceding the uprising.


The Lattakia Airport is planning to launch again commercial flights after a suspension of six months.


Turkey has reopened to its truck drivers a key border crossing with Syria, raising tensions and protests from their Syrian counterparts.


The Syrian textile industry, traditionally the largest manufacturing sector in the country and a major employer, has not recovered from the war and continues to struggle as it faces a variety of challenges.


The Ministry of Tourism has announced that several new licenses for small hospitality projects, mostly restaurants, were granted in Damascus and Aleppo in the first two months of this year.


In this article The Syria Report addresses key issues raised in the debate over western sanctions on Syria and makes a number of policy recommendations.


Production of yarns


A French tour operator has announced the resumption of its operations in Syria, becoming one of the first western tourism companies to return to the country.


The following text is a transcript by state news agency SANA of the speech of Bashar Al-Assad delivered before the heads of local councils elected in September 2018 during the local administration elections:


The Syrian government has reportedly began the destruction of the Haidariyah neighbourhood in the north-eastern part of the city of Aleppo.


The Syrian government has allowed the private sector to import liquefied petroleum gas in order to meet a shortage in supply.


Syria’s production of olive oil, a key product in large parts of the country, declined by some 20 percent last year, according to a government official.


A Jordanian official delegation held talks in Syria late January to discuss the resumption of flights between Amman and Damascus, the Petra news agency reported.


Smelting and manufacturing of metal products


The Government’s plans to spend on investment projects are falling short because of a continuous shortage of cash, the recent example of a serum production plant shows.


The United Arab Emirates organized on Sunday probably the most prominent event involving Syrian businessmen outside Syria since 2011.


The text of the memorandum on Idlib signed by Russia and Turkey in September 2018.


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


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.


Syria’s main opposition-affiliated development fund announced in the past three months the financing of several new projects in the country’s north and northeast.


The number of companies established by Syrians in Egypt continues to rise rapidly, official Egyptian data indicate.


This is the list of the 14 heads of Syrian governorates as of 26 November 2018.


Production of textiles and garments


New taxes by the Ministry of Finance are increasing significantly the price of gold, an important store of value for Syrian households.


Turkey has inaugurated a new border crossing with the area of Afrin, increasing to five the number of open crossings between the two countries.


After failing to get any financial support from Russia or Iran, Syria’s ministry of electricity has issued tenders to build and repair power turbines in Aleppo hoping that bidding companies accept cumbersome payment terms.


UPDATED on November 06, 2018 at 7:41 pm GMT - A new lobby of Syrian businessmen, grouping mostly investors based abroad that have kept ties with the Syrian regime, has been formed.


The Aleppo City Council has announced the beginning of development works on a large informal housing area that has been emptied from its residents.


A conference on reconstruction was organized last week by the Interim Government of the Syrian opposition.


The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted contracts worth SYP 3.5 billion (USD 7.5 million) to remove rubble from the streets of destroyed cities in the governorate.


Two crossings between Idlib and regime areas are set to reopen two months after they were closed.