Homs (1220)

05-05-2021

A new electric vehicle manufacturer in Syria has partnered with a microfinance lender to sell its products to an increasingly impoverished population, seeking to capitalise on a growing need for alternative means of transportation amid chronic fuel shortages.

05-05-2021

Food trading; export-import

28-04-2021

The Syrian Investment Authority's annual report for 2019 includes an investment map that lists projects offered for investment in multiple business sectors and geographic locations.

28-04-2021

An EU court has dismissed an appeal by prominent Syrian businessman Mazen Tarazi against his inclusion on a list of sanctioned individuals.

28-04-2021

Sales of cement in Syria increased by around 17 percent last year, indicating an increase in construction activity despite the Covid-19 pandemic and a significant drop in the population’s purchasing power.

21-04-2021

Updated April/27/2021: The number of positive Covid-19 cases jumped by 2,530 last week, with more than half of them recorded in northeast Syria despite a full curfew there.

21-04-2021

The Katerji Group has signed a contract with the Syrian government to turn the site of Aleppo’s old military hospital into a tourist complex, highlighting the expansion of the sanctioned Katerji brothers -- Hussam and Baraa --  into the tourism sector.

21-04-2021

The Ministry of Electricity has estimated the losses of the electricity sector since the beginning of the Syrian uprising at SYP 3 trillion, according to local media.

21-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

20-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

20-04-2021

This table provides data on the nominal and current capacity of the power generation plants operated by the state-owned electricity utility.

14-04-2021

The Central Bank of Syria (CBS) has introduced a new exchange rate for importers, merchants, and manufacturers in a bid to narrow the gap between the official and black market rates after the local currency sank to record lows against the US dollar.

14-04-2021

With Lebanon’s economy in freefall, Syrian families and other undocumented foreigners are suffering an “unseen” housing crisis, unable to keep up with rent and often facing one unlawful eviction after the other.

14-04-2021

In 2012, towards the very beginning of the conflict in Syria, opposition figures like Mutasem Syoufi had hoped that one day, a transitional government could take over from the Assad regime and pave the way for justice after decades of human rights abuses.

14-04-2021

Liquid sodium silicate production; contracting

14-04-2021

Metal production plant; contracting; export-import

14-04-2021

The Syrian government has inaugurated the first project in one of the country's designated real estate development areas after years of struggling to attract serious investment

07-04-2021

Disruptions to oil shipments from Iran, including the recent Suez Canal blockage, have intensified fuel shortages in Syria, paralysing the country’s public transportation system and stoking public anger.

07-04-2021

Clothes trading; contracting; export-import

31-03-2021

Expected shipments of the Covid-19 vaccine to Syria have been postponed until an unspecified date, according to the World Health Organisation’s Syria office, opposition news website Enab Baladi reported. 

31-03-2021

The four representatives of the Lebanese Byblos Bank SAL (BYB) resigned from the board of its Syrian subsidiary this week, potentially paving the way for it to quit the country.

24-03-2021

Elevator trading; contracting

17-03-2021

Prominent Syrian businessman Samer Foz is set to open the country’s largest sugar refinery next month as the country struggles to secure enough of the commodity.

10-03-2021

Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad and his wife Asma Al-Assad tested positive for the coronavirus on February 08 according to an official statement issued by the president’s office.

03-03-2021

Shopkeepers in the historic Al-Naoureh Souq of Homs have been warned  to rehabilitate their damaged shops within a period of 60 days, according to a statement made by Homs City Council member Rasmi Al-Sibai in early February.

03-03-2021

Salt refinery plant; contracting; export-import

24-02-2021

The Russian company managing Syria's Tartous port has appointed a new manager, the fourth to serve in just two years, in another sign of the company’s struggles to calm the ongoing disputes with the company’s Syrian workers.

17-02-2021

A previously unknown company, Saray LLC, has won the rights to broadcast Syria’s football league for three seasons, according to local media reports.

17-02-2021

The Syrian government is planning to award major projects in the tobacco and steel sectors to private companies in a bid to win badly needed investment amid a lack of government funds.

17-02-2021

Syria recorded 431 new positive cases of Covid-19 last week, down from 540 new cases the previous week, although as always the real figures are likely much higher due to a lack of transparency and testing capacity.

10-02-2021

Syria’s oil and gas sector has suffered USD 91.5 billion in losses since the start of the conflict in 2011, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said.

10-02-2021

Cable production; contracting; export-import

10-02-2021

Concrete production; infrastructure works; production line implementation; contracting

10-02-2021

Export-import; contracting

03-02-2021

The number of new manufacturers starting operations in Syria increased slightly last year, according to official data, but the growth rate was much lower than in 2019 due largely to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic as well as ongoing fuel and electricity shortages and the deterioration of the Syrian pound.

03-02-2021

The Ministry of Electricity has decided to cut overnight power supplies to Syria's main industrial cities twice per week until the end of February, in a new sign of the severity of the electricity shortages affecting the country. The cities, which comprise the backbone of Syria’s industrial sector, had previously been exempted from power rationing.

03-02-2021

Official data showed 536 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Syria over the past week, bringing the total number of cases recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic to 43,592.

27-01-2021

The Syrian businessman George Heswani has operated in Syria’s oil and gas sector since the 1990s, but his name has gained increasing prominence throughout Syria’s conflict, both for his close association with Russia and for his alleged role in brokering deals with the Islamic State organisation (ISIS) to purchase oil on the Syrian government’s behalf.

27-01-2021

Veterinary pharmaceutical production; contracting; export-import

20-01-2021

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

20-01-2021

The two tables below provide data on investment in the three main Syrian industrial cities.

20-01-2021

The Palestinian Liwa Al-Quds militia, a pro-regime group in Aleppo, is attempting to take control of the city’s Neirab Palestinian refugee camp, where the group was launched nine years ago.

20-01-2021

Salt refining; export-import

20-01-2021

Export-import; contracting

13-01-2021

Syrians once again find themselves facing long queues at petrol stations as shortages of oil products in the country resume, bringing a few weeks of relative stability to an end.