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08-07-2020

The prices of building materials in the local market have been extremely volatile over the past two months because of the ups and downs of the currency rate and higher tariffs. The fluctuations are almost certain to curb construction activity.

08-07-2020

TheDamascus 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 Syrian pound’s freefall and its replacement with the Turkish lira in the Idlib governorate has revealed the extent of the hard-line Islamist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s control over the financial sector in the northwest of the country. An emerging group of financial companies linked to HTS now control a large portion of the cash circulating in Idlib, financial and political sources told The Syria Report.

08-07-2020

The table below lists the financial pledges made for 2020 and beyond by the countries that participated in the Brussels meeting on June 30, 2020 (Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region - Brussels IV Conference).

08-07-2020

The text of decleration by the the co-chairs of the Brussels IV Conference held on June 30, 2020.

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.

24-06-2020

Cement and oil industrial equipment trading; contracting

17-06-2020

Cement block industrial plant; contracting

10-06-2020

The collapse of the Syrian pound has hiked the price of key fodder inputs, which are already facing shortages. Eventually, this will have an impact on the cost of food.

10-06-2020

The Syrian currency collapsed last week, crossing both the 2,000 and 3,000 pound-per-dollar thresholds within a few days and creating panic in the market. The consequences on living conditions in Syria will be dramatic.

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

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.

27-05-2020

The government has announced that it is strengthening its two-year-old import replacement programme, which aims to reduce the country’s import bill.

11-05-2020

The rise of Rami Makhlouf as Syria’s most prominent businessman coincided with the ascent to power of Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Given his long history of influence within the ruling elite, Mr Makhlouf’s recent side-lining raises many questions about the potential implications of his fall from grace.

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.

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.

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.

06-04-2020
A 2,300-word factsheet on the Syrian activities of Stroytransgaz, the Russian company that has become the symbol of Moscow’s economic influence in the country.

18-03-2020

The government has agreed to subsidise loans granted to Aleppo industrialists in a bid to kickstart investment in Syria’s traditional manufacturing hub.

18-03-2020

The Syrian government has started imposing the first restrictive measures on public life as the potential spread of the Coronavirus threatens to have a devastating effect on the population and the economy.

11-03-2020

The full transcript of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russia 24 TV Channel on March 05, 2020

11-03-2020
The text of the agreement between the Russian and Turkish presidents in Moscow on March 05, 2020.

04-03-2020

A strange statement by the Syrian Presidency has highlighted potential tensions within the regime’s highest circles.

26-02-2020

Despite the announcement last week of the reopening of Aleppo International Airport, no commercial flight has yet been recorded at the airport.

26-02-2020
19-02-2020

Al-Badia Cement, Syria’s sole private cement producer, posted an increase of 27 percent in its 2019 sales.

19-02-2020

Bilateral trade between Syria and Turkey declined in 2019 for the second year in a row, according to official Turkish statistics.

10-02-2020

A full breakdown of Syria's 2020 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

05-02-2020

The Syrian Grain Establishment has issued a new tender for the import of wheat, following the cancellation of two previous tenders.

05-02-2020

The Damascus Securities Exchange started the year with a mixed performance despite a rise in its two main indexes.

29-01-2020

In this 2,700-word factsheet we provide a profile of Damascus Cham Holding, one of the largest Syrian companies that is at the heart of the controversial Marota project.

22-01-2020

Syrian authorities have announced new penalties for dealing in foreign currencies and closed more than a dozen foreign exchange companies, but also offered a more attractive rate to buy dollars. However, these moves have little chance of stopping the freefall of the Syrian pound.

15-01-2020

On December 12, the government announced on its official website that from February 01 it will start selling sugar, rice and tea at subsidised prices through a smart card system.

15-01-2020

The Syrian Investment Agency has issued a licence for a new car assembly plant, while an Iranian-owned venture in the industry has reportedly suspended production.