Wael Halqi, the Syrian Prime Minister, inaugurated last week several upscale retail and tourism projects in Tartous worth a combined USD 100 million amid an outcry from regime supporters.
The launch of air strikes by U.S forces has led to the destruction of Syrian oil and food storage assets.
Syria’s trade with Turkey increased in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2013.
The institution in charge of Syria’s public sector pensioners is paying monthly pensions to some half a million individuals, according to its director-general.
Food aid distributed to millions of Syrians in need of help will be slashed by 40 percent starting October because of a lack funds from donor countries, according to a UN official.
A report by a UN-affiliated body has provided a dramatic picture of Syria’s main economic and social indicators, three and a half years after the beginning of the popular uprising.
The Syrian Investment Agency licensed 40 projects in the first eight months of the year, most of them located around Damascus and in the coastal area.
Reports that salaries of civil servants in various parts of Syria are not being paid on time, or not at all, are increasing.
The number of Syrian refugees has crossed the six million mark as almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced, the UN aid agency said.
Some 80 percent of Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive credit or borrow money to complement their income, as three quarters of that population is food insecure, according to a recent survey from UNHCR.
The shares owned by Firas Tlas in the Syrian subsidiary of Lafarge Cement, the global cement manufacturer, have been seized by the Syrian Government.
According to the Syrian Government, inflation in January of this year declined on a monthly basis.
Syria’s trade with Lebanon decreased markedly in the first half of this year compared to the same period of 2013.
The number of Syrian registered refugees is close to reaching 3 million, according to data from the UN aid agency.
Almost all the lending of the Commercial Bank of Syria, Syria’s largest lender, is funding Government food purchases, according to a statement from officials from the bank.
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