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Shackled: Syria’s uprising exacts heavy toll across Economy

Shackled: Syria’s uprising exacts heavy toll across Economy

Businessmen and analysts say the Syrian economy is shrinking; the IMF forecast a 2 percent contraction for Syria in 2011, in contrast to 3 percent growth which it predicted earlier this year

October 14, 2011 2:00
 

Syrian Central Bank curbs foreign currency sales

The Central Bank commission responsible for combating money laundering and terrorism financing said they should only offer foreign currency when there was "economic justification" for the transaction.

August 15, 2011 3:38
 
Unfazed—Business as usual for foreign oil companies in Syria…for now

Unfazed—Business as usual for foreign oil companies in Syria…for now

Efficient bureaucracy lured foreign companies to Syria and despite recent oil company-focused extremist attacks, these firms believe whoever wins this battle will continue to respect their presence in the country.

August 4, 2011 12:33
 
In Syria’s parched farmlands, echoes of Egyptian woes

In Syria’s parched farmlands, echoes of Egyptian woes

The Syrian government says there is no chance of unrest spreading to the country, but on the ground citizens are suffering all the same problems that pushed Egyptians to breaking point.

March 10, 2011 3:05