The Syrian authorities have handed to Lebanon a Lebanese investor closely linked to Samer Foz.
Since Tuesday 27 August Damascus is full of rumours on a clampdown by Bashar Al-Assad on Rami Makhlouf, a move which, if confirmed, could signal a significant change at the helm of the Syrian regime.
The U.S Administration has warned foreign businesses against attending the Damascus International Trade Fair, a move that highlights the determination of the Americans to keep economic pressure on the Syrian government.
Syria’s inflation rate started to increase again at the end of last year although it remained below its post-2011 average.
Several security incidents affected Syrian financial companies located in government-held areas, highlighting the continued insecure environment for businesses.
The government is forcing importers to sell part of the products they import to state entities at cost price in bid to limit inflation on consumer goods.
Syria’s inflation rate remained mostly flat up to August last year, according to official data.
The Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce has established a new body called the Central Committee for Exports (CCE) to promote exports only weeks after the Syrian Exporters Federation was dissolved.
The Syrian government has amended the investment budget of its ministries, reducing them by around 32 percent.
The Syrian government has taken new decisions granting more benefits to the victims of the war from the army and security services and to their families.
The capture in Greece of a huge shipment of Captagon pills from Syria has highlighted the size of the drug trade in the country’s economy.
The Ministry of Administrative Development has announced that it was working on a bill to require public officials to declare their assets before their appointment.
A development fund associated with the opposition has approved the disbursement of more than EUR 10 million for four projects in the Aleppo and Raqqa governorates.
UN agencies operating in Syria have increased by some 20 percent the value of the contracts awarded last year to Syrian companies.
The value of Syrian-government funds blocked by the U.S. Government has slightly increased, an OFAC report says.


Syrian International Microfinance & Banking Exhibition 2015
Dama Rose Damascus Hotel
Investment Facilities at the Industrial City of Adra
Damascus Chamber of Commerce