Syrian investors founded more than a third of all companies established by foreigners in Turkey in the first half of 2015, according to official data, increasing their total contribution to foreign investment in that country.
Various groups affiliated to the Syrian opposition are pushing for the replacement of the Syrian Pound by the Turkish Lira in the opposition held northern areas raising a fierce debate among activists and other members of the opposition.
The number of Syrians registered with the UN refugee agency crossed the four million threshold last week.
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.
A new financial aid of USD 1 billion from Iran was formalized last week by a decree from the Syrian President.
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Weeks after the city fell in the hands of rebel groups, Idlib is reportedly witnessing the systematic looting of public and private properties.
The Syrian authorities are continuing to issue legislation targeted at both raising fiscal revenues and encouraging some business sectors.
Syria’s trade deficit remained extremely large during the first half of this year as exports represented less than 7.5 percent of the value of imports, official data show.
A lack of funds is forcing the World Food Programme to reduce its assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
Syria’s foreign minister said today that Russia has promised new aid to his country, although the last request for aid made by Damascus last fall was rejected by Moscow.
Humanitarian aid spent on Syrian refugees in Lebanon has had a positive impact on GDP growth in that country, a recent report commissioned by the UN has shown.
Almost 30 thousand Syrians applied for asylum in the European Union in the first quarter of this year, according to official statistics.
A Swiss court has decided to maintain a freeze on the assets of Rami Makhlouf one of Syria’s wealthiest and most powerful businesspersons.
A report published by a former member of the Nusra Front claims that the Army of Islam was the main beneficiary of the donations made to armed opposition groups since the beginning of the war in Syria around three years ago.
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