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05-05-2021

The Syrian government granted last month the first banking licence in more than a decade to a murky group of investors including some with links to the Katerji family.

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

In a leaked audio recording published by pro-opposition activists on social media, a militia commander loyal to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard in Daraa talked of reversing seizures of property owned by opposition sympathisers if they agree to join pro-Iran militias.

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.

07-04-2021

Donors pledged EUR 5.3 billion (USD 6.4 billion) towards humanitarian relief efforts for Syria at a recent conference -- a decrease on last year’s commitments and only around half the funds needed. As the conflict entered its second decade, most countries reduced funding, though both the European Union and Germany increased their contributions.

07-04-2021

Copyright registration services; programming services

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

A new report has assessed the cost of a decade of conflict on Syria’s economy at more than USD 1.2 trillion - the highest ever estimate.

17-03-2021

Digital marketing; building materials trading; contracting; export-import

24-02-2021
The representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the Astana format:

24-02-2021

Beverage production; export-import; contracting

23-02-2021

The United Nations humanitarian and Covid-19 response plans for last year received about USD 2.13 billion in funding, a little over half of what the global body says it needed for the plans.

10-02-2021

Canned food production; contracting; export-import

10-02-2021

Building materials trading; contracting; export-import

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

Automobile spare parts trading

03-02-2021

Consultancy services; infrastructure works; energy projects

27-01-2021

Russian military personnel in the Hmeimim Airbase received the Sputnik-V coronavirus vaccine this month, according to Russian media reports, while it remains unclear when Syrians will begin receiving vaccines themselves.

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

Touristic investments; marketing services; contracting

20-01-2021

Positive cases of Covid-19 recorded in Syria reached 42,362 this week, up from 40,369 a week earlier, while Jordanian authorities started to administer free vaccines to Syrian refugees in the country.

06-01-2021

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.

06-01-2021

Lebanon’s Bank Audi will sell all shares of its Syrian subsidiary to Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi and quit the country, in the latest reversal to Syria’s pre-war economic liberalisation.

06-01-2021
23-12-2020

Export-import

16-12-2020

Cham Capital LLC, a brokerage firm partially owned by Rami Makhlouf, is preparing to close soon, according to a source in the brokerage sector, a move highlighting the ongoing toll of the spat between the government with one of Syria’s most prominent businessmen.

09-12-2020

Syria’s insurance premiums increased by nine percent in the first half of this year, according to official data. Given the high inflation rate, this reflects a steep decline in real terms, reflecting the poor state of the economy.

09-12-2020

Syrian exports to Iraq are struggling to take off more than a year after the reopening of the main border crossing between the two countries.

09-12-2020

Agricultural investment; agricultural marketing; contracting; export-import

02-12-2020

Taiwan will donate USD 500,000 for educational programmes in north-eastern Syria, according to Taiwanese media, in an unusual step given its generally limited engagement with Syria.

02-12-2020

A Chinese state-run company has made an offer to finance, build and develop a railway project that would link the Syrian capital with its suburbs through four rail lines, state media reported this week.

02-12-2020

Automotive spare parts importing

25-11-2020

Two private Syrian banks owned partially by foreign investors have taken steps to rebrand, in a move to reduce the risk for foreign shareholders a few months after the enactment of the Caesar Act.

18-11-2020

The total volume of Syria’s foreign trade edged down two percent last year, while its trade deficit remained substantial, according to international trade data.

18-11-2020

The tables below provide a list of Syria's main trading partners last year with the value of their exports to, and import from, Syria.

07-10-2020

The Ministry of Tourism, which last week became the first Syrian ministry to be blacklisted by OFAC, has released data on the performance of some of the hotels under its management.