Syria’s trade with two of its neighbours remained mostly unchanged in the first half of this year, official data indicate.
Syrian companies were awarded dozens of millions of dollars from UN organizations last year including millions that went to companies owned by individuals under western sanctions and linked to regime militias.
Updated on August 22, 2017: The latest inflation data indicate that the rate of price increases was stable but still very high in the fall of last year.
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The closure of one of the oldest shops in the traditional Hamidiyeh Souk in Damascus has highlighted the widespread suspicions generated by government decisions in the economic field.
The Syrian government announced last week the allocation of billions of pounds to the Homs province almost exclusively dedicated to communities supportive of the regime and areas inhabited by religious minorities.
The European Union has added 16 Syrian individuals who are mostly affiliated with its chemicals programme to its sanctions list.
ESCWA estimates that the losses in physical capital incurred by Syria in the past six years amounts to USD 100 billion.
The United States has provided a new grant to an opposition-affiliated fund that operates in Syria’s north and south.
Despite the massive physical destruction Syria has suffered, the disruption of its economic system has had a much higher impact on its economy, a report by the World Bank says.
The Syrian Government is seeking to attract Chinese investors but these seem reluctant to take the Syria risk.
The launch of a new car assembly plant in Syria, the second in the space of four months only, has served to highlight the steady rise to prominence of an increasingly powerful businessman.
Syria has reduced customs duties on manufacturing inputs by 50 percent in a bid to encourage local production and reduce imports.
Several prominent Syrian businessmen, under pressure by the regime, have sold their assets to members of the new business elite, a reflection of how the war is changing the Syrian business landscape.
Dozens of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey have returned to Syria in areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army, according to Turkish officials.


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