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11-05-2020

The rise of Rami Makhlouf as Syria’s most prominent businessman coincided with the ascent to power of Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Given his long history of influence within the ruling elite, Mr Makhlouf’s recent side-lining raises many questions about the potential implications of his fall from grace.

06-05-2020

The Central Bank of Syria has increased interest rates on US dollar and euro time deposits to attract more foreign currency into the banking sector.

06-05-2020

Two extraordinary videos posted by Rami Makhlouf on his personal Facebook page have laid bare the divisions at the heart of the Syrian regime and posed a challenge for Bashar Al-Assad within the Alawite community. The Syrian president has been forced into a quick public defence of one of his most contested measures.

06-05-2020

On March 04, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad headed for the first time a meeting of the task force formed to confront the Coronavirus.

06-05-2020

For the second time in just a month, a drug shipment originating from Syria and packaged under the name of a well-known local brand has been seized, this time in Saudi Arabia.

06-05-2020

Furniture trading; general investments; contracting

06-05-2020

Foodstuffs; clothing and footwear; contracting

29-04-2020

The past few weeks have seen renewed challenges on Rami Makhlouf’s position within the Syrian regime: a shipment from one of his companies was seized in Egypt because it contained drugs; his personal assets and those of one his companies were frozen; and the government is claiming at least one hundred billion pounds from Syriatel.

29-04-2020

Engineering consulting work and studies; contracting; export-import

29-04-2020

Paint manufacturing plant; building materials trading; contracting

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.

22-04-2020

Agricultural equipment trading; medical equipment trading; contracting

22-04-2020

Olive oil plant investment; production line equipment trading; contracting

22-04-2020

The past week saw a modest uptick in Syria's confirmed Covid-19 cases, but the apparently slow infection rate has allowed the government to start reopening some shops and official agencies.

15-04-2020

Export-import; contracting

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.

08-04-2020

The number of Syrians who have tested positive for the Coronavirus has increased to 19, according to the Ministry of Health. Two have died and two have recovered.

08-04-2020

Electronics and electrical goods trading and maintenance; building materials trading

01-04-2020

Engineering and managerial consultancy; contracting; general trading

01-04-2020

Export-import; contracting

25-03-2020

Updated on March 31, 2020: Syria reported its first cases of Coronavirus and accelerated preparations to limit the spread of the pandemic and mitigate its economic, social and health impacts, as the dollar gained almost 20 percent in the black market.

25-03-2020

General trading; contracting

25-03-2020

Contracting and construction; export-import

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.

18-03-2020

General trading; contracting

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.

04-03-2020

Wood paneling industry; building materials trading; oil derivatives trading; touristic investments; contracting

04-03-2020

The Syrian government issued a new tender last week to import wheat but has failed to complete purchases from previous bidding offers, indicating that it is still struggling to finance its import needs.

26-02-2020

Despite the announcement last week of the reopening of Aleppo International Airport, no commercial flight has yet been recorded at the airport.

26-02-2020

The Ministry of Health said today that it has still not recorded any cases of patients affected with the coronavirus.

19-02-2020

The Syrian-Lebanese bilateral trade between 1993 and 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 European Union sanctioned on February 17 several Syrian companies and individuals, including business figures from before the uprising or who emerged during the conflict and are active in sectors such as real estate and oil trading.

19-02-2020

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

19-02-2020

The main measures of bilateral trade between Syria and Lebanon remained mostly unchanged in 2019.