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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.


Syria’s three major industrial cities saw a jump in the value of newly licensed projects last year, although the number of jobs created and the number of projects beginning construction slowed down, according to official data.


The list below includes all the Syrian individuals, entities, aircrafts and vessels that have been put under sanctions by the U.S. Administration since 2005.


In the predominantly Alawite coastal city of Jableh, in the Lattakia Governorate, the City Council announced last week that it had completed all preparations for launching a new industrial zone project within the city, despite the existence of another industrial zone on its outskirts.


Dozens of fires in the provinces of Lattakia, Tartous Homs and Hama have caused large-scale damage to agricultural areas and led to the evacuation of many people from their homes and lands.


The Syrian government agreed to grant Russia eight hectares of land, as well as the same amount of coastal waters, in the Lattakia province, officially to establish healthcare facilities affiliated with the Russian Aerospace Forces.


UPDATED on July 30, 2020: Following the closure of Rami Makhlouf’s microfinance bank, Asma Al-Assad is expanding the size and geographic presence of her financial institution.


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.


Updated on September 28: In this 4,400-word factsheet, we provide a profile of the main businesses and economic institutions affiliated with the Syrian Ministry of Defence.


The two tables below list all foreign exchange companies registered in Syria.


The government’s Reconstruction Committee has provided a list of the rehabilitation projects that are planned for this year.


Syria’s PM, Imad Khamis, visited last week the two coastal provinces of Tartous and Lattakia where he inaugurated a host of projects including the first government project or building to be named after Bashar Al-Assad.


The Syrian regime is clamping down on Ayman Jaber, one of Syria’s most prominent warlords and a long-time business partner of the Assad family.


Data as well as official decisions by the Syrian government confirm that its spending priorities continue to go to its core constituency of the coastal area in addition to the families of the soldiers who died fighting for the regime.


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Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never start operations again, an official report has found.


A large governmental delegation has spent several days in the Tartous governorate last week promising billions of pounds in development projects.


The destruction of dozens of small cafés and shops located on the seaside of Jableh, apparently to make way to a large real estate development project, has created significant discontent in this coastal town traditionally supportive of the regime.


A transcript of the speech given by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on June 07 at the People’s Assembly.


The Syrian Metals and Steel Council was established last week with the aim of lobbying for a sector that will benefit from any reconstruction drive.


The coastal area is the only remaining part of Syria where some new investment projects are announced, including recently the development of two new tourism properties.


After-prayers protests on Friday June 17 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 24 as pressure on the Syrian government from the US and the European Union continues to increase.


The Central Bank of Syria has granted a license for the establishment of two new money changers.


Syria’s production of steel billets will reach 1.15 million tons in 2009, following the commissioning of two new plants.


The production of wheat flour reached 2.369 million tons in 2007, according to Ghatfan Al-Azem, the Director-General of the state-owned General Company of Flour Mills (GCFM).

Syria’s annual production of fish stands at around 18 000 tons per year, according to a recent study by the General Establishment of Fisheries (GEF).

The Joud Group one, of the largest conglomerates in Syria, is to launch its own water-bottling plant.

State-owned textile firms, grouped under the General organisation of Textile Industries (GOTI) posted consolidated profits of around SYP 500 million (USD 9.5 million) in 2005, according to Jamal al-Omar, director-general.

Profits of the Real Estate Bank (REB) doubled in 2005 according to Mulham Dibo, its director-general.

Total credits of the Real estate Bank stood at SYP 16.8 billion in 2004, according to Mulham Dibo, its director-general.

Syria’s income from tourism is estimated to have reached USD 1.85 billion in 2004, an annual 31% rise from 2003 (USD 1.414 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism.

According to Ibrahim al-Touq, Chairman of the Board of the Banque Saudi Fransi (BSF), the joint BEMO-BSF bank in Syria will start operating before the end of the current year.

The Foreign Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA) has released its annual report on Syria's cotton sector.

One of the most significant direct consequences of the landmark Law N°10, passed in 1991 to provide a more friendly environment to private sector investment, was the complete overhaul of the national transport sector.