International organisations plan to spend this year USD 8.0 billion on refugees, IDPs and host communities in Syria and neighbouring countries, an amount that will help boost somewhat the Syrian and regional economies.
Syria’s inflation rate in June 2016, the last month for which data is available, rose to its highest rate in some three years.
Iran has granted a new credit facility to Syria, although its amount is well below the expectations of the Syrian authorities.
Some 180 thousand Syrian children were born in Turkey in the past five years, according to official data.
Revolutionary Guards Get Hold of Syrian Mobile Phone Licence as Part of Broader Tehran Grab on Economic Assets
The signing today of several economic agreements in Tehran has confirmed the heavy price Syria is paying for the support of Iran to the Syrian regime, including the transfer of phosphate mines and a maritime port to Iranian companies in addition to the control by the Revolutionary Guards of a Syrian mobile phone license.
A decree by the Syrian President is confirming as civil servants dozens of thousands of employees working under temporary contracts.
The U.S. Administration has sanctioned 18 new Syrian individuals, including a prominent security official, and six institutions all of which are linked to the country’s military.
An important Iraqi business delegation was in Damascus this week to bolster bilateral ties which are hindered by the lack of a land border crossing and obstacles to banking transactions.
Next year, Syria could witness the first annual increase in its gross domestic product since the beginning of the uprising six years ago, although no serious reconstruction effort will start.
Cham Wings, a private airliner, Russian banking executives and Rami Makhlouf-owned companies are among 23 new entities and individuals blacklisted by the American administration.
The Syrian opposition’s main development fund has received new grants to finance its development projects while it finalized a key project in the north.
Data from the Armenian government suggest that a sizeable number of Syria’s Armenian community has left the country and relocated in its historical homeland.
USAID is providing a new financial contribution to a development fund working in opposition-held parts of Syria.
A deal reached today to end all fighting and evacuate both armed rebels and civilians from eastern Aleppo marks the effective end of the battle of Aleppo and the victory of the Syrian regime and its allies.
A report published last week has shed light on the significant changes in Syria’s demographics including the gender, age and education structure of the population.
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