ISIS has reportedly begun to mint and circulate its own currency while its revenues from oil are falling.
Syria’s customs revenues increased in the first half of this year as a consequence of the decline in the value of the pound relative to the dollar.
The volume and value of shares traded in the first half of this year in the Damascus Securities Exchange more than doubled compared to the same period of 2015.
The Central Bank of Syria has licensed a new foreign exchange company, the first in two years.
Banque Bemo Saudi Fransi, Syria’s largest private sector commercial bank, has announced the appointment of a new CEO.
The size of deposits in Turkish banks held by Syrian clients stabilised in the first quarter of this year after climbing steadily in the past four years.
The U.S. Government has blocked several properties located in New York and Washington, D.C. as well as millions of dollars owned by the Syrian Government, a recent report reveals.
The decision by the Central Bank of Syria 10 days ago to reduce the supply of Syrian pound liquidities has helped strengthen the value of the national currency but appears unsustainable in the medium and long-term.
The Damascus Securities Exchange posted in May its first monthly loss in the space of five months and saw a sharp decline in the value of shares traded.
The pound has strengthened significantly relative to the dollar in the past week and is now back to its level of the beginning of the year.