Islamic State (332)

22-01-2019

For the first time, the European Union has put sanctions on the business elite that has emerged from the Syrian war as well as on its most symbolic investment project.

24-12-2018

The withdrawal of American forces from Syria’s northeastern region will have important economic consequences.

27-11-2018

The production of phosphate during the first ten months of the year appears to be well below the proclaimed targets of the government.

19-10-2018

JE: I have done this work of leading the Humanitarian Task Force for nearly three years, there has been too many setbacks, we have failed more often than we have achieved what we wanted, but there have been also some positive developments and we have two now that I would like to mention:

16-10-2018

A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the dramatic situation of the Syrian agricultural sector, including the worst wheat harvest in three decades, although the return of security has ensured a relative stabilization in some sub-sectors.

11-10-2018

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

04-09-2018

In a public meeting, the Syrian Prime Minister gave a bleak assessment of the impact of the war on the country’s foreign currency reserves and economic assets.

28-08-2018

Production has restarted at a relatively important oil field with an American military base in the Deir-ez-Zor area.

12-07-2018

In this 2,600-word factsheet we look at China’s economic interests in Syria.

03-07-2018

Cement manufacturer Lafarge was charged last week by a French court with complicity in crimes against humanity, financing terrorists and endangering people’s lives, for allegedly paying millions to takfiri groups, including the Islamic State, to keep its factory in Syria open.

26-06-2018

The governor of the Gaziantep province has announced a new measure to encourage trade relations with northern Syria.

12-06-2018

Reports on an oil deal between the regime and the PYD have highlighted the continuing prominence of a new Syrian business figure.

04-06-2018

The main index of the Syrian stock exchange fell for the third month in a row and for the fourth time in five months since the beginning of the year, highlighting investors’ lack of confidence over the economy.

15-05-2018

While Syria’s electricity production increased last year, it remained well below its pre-2011 levels.

15-05-2018

As battles recede in most of western Syria, the country’s warlords appear to be integrating increasingly into the formal economy.

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.