Economy

13-05-2020
The Syrian president has replaced the minister in charge of the distribution of consumer goods and replaced him with an influential figure.
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.
29-04-2020
The number of Syrians who tested positive for the Coronavirus went up from 42 last week to 43 yesterday. Of those, 19 people recovered, up from six a week earlier, while the number of deaths was unchanged at three.
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.
22-04-2020
The Syrian government began selling subsidised bread through its smart card system on April 15 in Damascus and its countryside.
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.
22-04-2020
A series of articles published in Russian media criticising Bashar Al-Assad has raised speculation about the state of relations between Moscow and Damascus. For now, a desire to advance Russia’s economic interests in Syria seems to be the main driver of the campaign.
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.
15-04-2020
An unofficial report suggests that the cost of food has increased in Damascus by a staggering 56 percent since the beginning of the year.
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
The opposition-affiliated trust fund financing projects in areas outside government control announced that it was stepping up its efforts to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus in northern Syria as well as moving ahead with various development projects east of the Euphrates.
01-04-2020
On March 30, the Ministry of Health announced the death of a second person from the Coronavirus, out of a total of ten positive cases, while the government added new measures to limit the spread of the virus.
01-04-2020
Several influential Syrian businessmen have started using the Coronavirus crisis as a way to improve their image among the Syrian population.
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.

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