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01-07-2020

Government forces, including some affiliated with Iran, have taken positions in civilian houses in the Yarmouk Basin area, preventing some residents from returning to their villages years after Islamic State-aligned fighters were defeated. The area is in the western countryside of the Daraa governorate and is of strategic importance because it is located along the Israeli border.

01-07-2020

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.

24-06-2020

The table below lists 68 companies known to be affiliated with Rami Makhlouf.

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

Updated on June 17, 2020: The number of people who tested positive with the Coronavirus in Syria climbed by 23 last week to 146, up from 123 a week ago, while the number of recoveries increased to 62 from 50 and the number of deaths remained unchanged at six.

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.

14-04-2020

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

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.

01-04-2020

Turkey is expanding its use of electricity supplies as a means of extending its influence in Syria’s northern areas.

25-03-2020

The Japanese government is providing a new grant to a fund dedicated to development projects in areas of Syria outside government control.

25-03-2020

Building materials trading; electrical goods and electronics trading; pumps and generators trading

18-03-2020

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.

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.

17-03-2020

In this 4,000-word factsheet we provide an overview of Syria's renewable energy sector with a list of the main investment projects so far and the text of the renewable energy strategy adopted by the government last year.

11-03-2020

Updated on March 25, 2020: The Central Bank of Syria is issuing new certificates of deposit to raise funds for the government and is also easing restrictions on cash transfers in and out of the country in a bid to attract more foreign currencies.

11-03-2020

Lighting and air-conditioning equipment; building materials trading

04-03-2020
04-03-2020

The two indices of the Damascus Securities Exchange made significant gains last month after the country’s two largest banks posted positive performances in 2019.

19-02-2020

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

19-02-2020

The number of foreign visitors entering Syria increased by 35 percent last year, coming overwhelmingly from the Arab world.

12-02-2020

The Syrian government has adopted several decisions to ease import trade finance, put a lid on inflation and reduce pressure on the Syrian currency.

12-02-2020

Despite reports that Conviasa, also known as Venezuelan Airlines, will start flying to Damascus next month, the Syrian government is still struggling to draw international airlines back to the country.

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.

08-01-2020

The Syrian government has taken two decisions to facilitate transport with Iraq and Jordan and boost trade with these two countries as well as with the Gulf.

04-12-2019
The full transcript of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by French Paris Match magazine on November 28, 2019.

20-11-2019

The assets of Syria’s private sector banking industry increased by 9.8 percent over the course of the first six months of this year but decreased in dollar terms due to the depreciation of the Syrian pound.

20-11-2019

Contracting; export-import; foodstuffs trading

20-11-2019

The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America strongly support the work of the UN Secretary-General and UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2254.

20-11-2019
The full transcript of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Russia 24 and Rossiya Sevodnya.

13-11-2019

The Syrian government has announced that it is generating money from property it owns in Lebanon and is seeking to retake possession of land it has owned in Jordan and Saudi Arabia since the time of the Ottoman Empire.

13-11-2019

Construction and contracting

06-11-2019

The text of the interview of Bashar Al-Assad by Syrian state TV on October 31, 2019.

23-10-2019

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.

23-10-2019

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.