Economy

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.
25-03-2020
The Japanese government is providing a new grant to a fund dedicated to development projects in areas of Syria outside government control.
18-03-2020
China remained one of Syria’s main suppliers last year, according to Chinese official data.
18-03-2020
Syrian official data indicates that the country’s gross domestic product increased in 2018 for the first time since 2012.
18-03-2020
The British government has slightly relaxed restrictions on buying oil products within Syria, while the U.S. government has put the Syrian Minister of Defence under sanctions.

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