Syrian Investment Agency (83)

13-01-2021

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.

11-11-2020

The four tables below provide data on investment projects in the manufacturing sector that began production across Syria between 2017 and 2019.

01-07-2020

The Damascus Countryside governorate has granted a 3.5-hectare property to an unidentified investor as part of a contract to build an alternative-energy bus station outside the capital. But the plan does not seem realistic in light of technical and logistical constraints.

10-02-2020

A full breakdown of Syria's 2020 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

05-02-2020

The Syrian Investment Agency has reported a slight increase in the number of projects it licenced last year but cancelled the licences of a much larger number over the same period.

15-01-2020

The Syrian Investment Agency has issued a licence for a new car assembly plant, while an Iranian-owned venture in the industry has reportedly suspended production.

08-01-2020

Two tables detailing the number and value of projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency as well as their geographic distribution between 2008 and 2018.

06-11-2019
16-10-2019

The Katerji brothers are negotiating to expand their investments in Aleppo, confirming that they have become the main business actors in Syria’s second largest city.

18-09-2019

Two years after it began production a Syrian brewery is considering closing down.

08-07-2019

This text, published more than a decade ago, regulates private sector investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency.

20-03-2019

A full breakdown of Syria's 2019 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

06-02-2019

Samer Foz has announced the set-up of a new project in the coastal area.

15-01-2019

One of Syria’s two Iranian-owned car assembly plants has announced that it was resuming its operations.

11-10-2018

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

12-07-2018

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

10-07-2018

Malaysian investors are reportedly establishing a joint-venture company with a Syrian state entity to produce equipment for water treatment plants.

03-07-2018

The government is seeking investors to build a 3-million-ton cement plant in Aleppo after Iran refused to provide funding.

01-06-2018

In this 2,200-word factsheet we provide a profile of Marota City, the most controversial investment project in Syria.

10-05-2018

A full breakdown of Syria's 2018 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

31-10-2017

The Ministry of Industry has reported an increase in the number of industrial concerns that began production this year.

02-10-2017

Lebanon’s Fattouche Group, which is reportedly close to powerful Syrian regime figures, is set to establish a new cement manufacturing plant in Syria, as part of other projects, in what would be the largest private sector investment in the country in years.

11-07-2017

The Syrian Government is seeking to attract Chinese investors but these seem reluctant to take the Syria risk.

23-05-2017

A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

09-05-2017

A report by the Ministry of Industry has confirmed the very fragile situation of Syria’s manufacturing sector.

07-03-2017

Two powerful Syrian investors are establishing a company in joint-venture with state entities to bid for potential reconstruction contracts despite an apparent lack of funding.

20-12-2016

The number of manufacturing companies and craft projects established in the first three quarters of this year is already higher than the average of the past four years an official report has found.

15-08-2016

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of 2016 declined markedly on an annual basis.

19-07-2016

Syria’s manufacturing sector has been seriously battered by the war as a recent event held in Damascus pointed out.

07-06-2016

While many investors expect to benefit from significant business opportunities as soon as the Syrian war ends, in practice many obstacles stand before any meaningful and large scale reconstruction effort.

26-04-2016

UPDATED: Russia will supply to Syria a complimentary shipment of 100 thousand tons of wheat, Wael Halqi, the Prime Minister, said.

01-03-2016

Private investment fell sharply last year in Syria, after a relative respite in 2014, data from a government body indicate.

13-07-2015

The Syrian Investment Agency, a body licensing and regulating mostly large investments in the manufacturing, agriculture and transport sectors, gave the go ahead to 33 projects in the first half of 2015.

13-04-2015

After a modest rebound in 2014, manufacturing investment seems to be falling again in Syria, according to some preliminary data.

10-11-2014

The few large private sector investments still being established in Syria remain concentrated in the coastal area and around Damascus, data from a licensing body shows.

01-09-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.

14-07-2014

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of this year was equivalent to its level of 2012, confirming the relative increase in private sector investments in some parts of the country.

09-06-2014

Since the beginning of the year, the Syrian Investment Agency has licensed an average of five new projects every months, almost exclusively in the so-called “safe areas” of the country.

26-05-2014

Two new industrial areas to accommodate manufacturing investments have been established in the coastal city of Lattakia by the Ministry of Local Administration.

19-05-2014

The number of newly registered companies in the first four months of this year surged in the Province of Tartous.

13-04-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it licensed a number of new investments in the first quarter of this year.

13-01-2014

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed last year 49 projects, most of which are located in safe areas of the country.

11-11-2013

Data from the Syrian Investment Agency, and other anecdotal evidence, indicate that there has been an increase in recent weeks in the number of investment projects established in the coastal area.

22-07-2013

The Syrian Investment Agency licensed only twelve investment projects in the first half of this year.

09-04-2013

The Syrian Investment Agency has announced that it had licensed a mere eight projects in the first quarter of this year, less than 10 percent of the level two years ago.

13-02-2013

The number of projects licensed last year by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 75 percent on an annual basis.

15-10-2012

The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency declined 74 percent in the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period of last year.

13-08-2012

Hundreds of manufacturing plants located in the industrial cities of Aleppo and Deir-ez-Zor have stopped functioning because of the rising insecurity leading to potentially severe shortages of products in the local market including medicines.

16-07-2012

The Syrian Investment Agency said that it licensed 31 projects by investors in the first half of this year.