The National Coalition, Syria’s largest opposition grouping, has elected a new president to succeed Ahmad Jarba.
Three more companies, including one based in the UAE, have been blacklisted by the US for their alleged support of the Syrian regime.
Syria has raised by up to 100 percent the price of bread, sugar and rice, three staple foods for the Syrian population.
The number of investment projects licensed by the Syrian Investment Agency in the first half of this year was equivalent to its level of 2012, confirming the relative increase in private sector investments in some parts of the country.
The European Court of Justice has lifted sanctions imposed by the EU on Syria’s former Minister of Economy.
Russia will provide a grant worth several hundred million dollars to the Syrian Government under an agreement signed last May.
The executive arm of the Syrian opposition is continuing to take various steps to strengthen its credentials in opposition areas and among refugee communities.
Ninety years after it was abolished by Ataturk, an Islamic Caliphate has been formally established on some parts of Syria and Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, a radical Islamist group.
Iran’s Bank Saderat has already received USD 1 billion of funding request by Syrian state entities, reaching the ceiling of the credit line granted by Tehran to Damascus last year.
The exfiltration of Syrians towards the European Union is becoming a business of its own in Turkey, Egypt and other countries with large Syrian refugee communities.
The Syrian Ministry of Economy has reportedly drafted a law that will reduce and simplify the customs tariff schedule imposed on imported products.
The European Union has issued sanctions on 12 new Syrian officials because of their responsibility "for serious human rights violations."
Abdallah Dardari, Syria’s former Deputy Prime Minister, provided an estimate for the economic cost of Syria’s reconstruction during a business forum in which many of Syria’s old business faces reappeared.
The World Bank is forecasting a further fall in Syria’s gross domestic product this year and next although at a rate that is lower than in previous years.
Jordan has set several restrictions to limit the entry of Syrian nationals into its territory.
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