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Syria ship container trade slides as violence grows

By: Jonathan Saul LONDON – Ship container volumes at Syria’s biggest terminal Latakia have dropped over 20 percent in the past six months year-on-year as growing turmoil hampers trade even for basic goods including food, trade sources say. Syrian rebels … Continue reading

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Syria-Russia trade up 58% in 2011

Two-way trade between Syria and Russia jumped 58 per cent last year, climbing to US$1.97 billion (S$2.47 billion), with the balance heavily in favor of Moscow, the Russian embassy said on Tuesday. ‘The total trade rose from US$1.15 billion in … Continue reading

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Iraq blocks Jordanian trucks heading to Turkey over Syria concerns

Iraq has refused to allow entry of Jordanian trucks into its territory heading for Turkey over concerns that this would have negative economic effects on the people of Syria, a news report said on Sunday. Salam Quraishi, an economic adviser … Continue reading

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US watchdogs quiz firms over Iran, Syria ties

WASHINGTON — US financial watchdogs have demanded dozens of big-name Western firms open the lid on their business with Iran, Sudan and Syria — countries deemed by Washington to be “state sponsors of terrorism.” Documents recently released show the Securities … Continue reading

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Tension Rises at Turkey-Syria Border

By MARC CHAMPION TURKISH-SYRIAN BORDER—Turkey said it would start bypassing Syria to ship goods to the Middle East via Iraq and the Mediterranean Sea, in response to a Syrian blockade that has left hundreds of Turkish vehicles stranded at the … Continue reading

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Video: Analyst on Syrian sanctions against Turkey

Syria is taking economic action against Turkey after Ankara froze the assets of Bashar al-Assad’s government and suspended all financial deals with the country last week. Damascus says it will end a free trade agreement which allows tax free Turkish … Continue reading

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Suspending free trade pact will harm Syrians: Turkey

  ISTANBUL: Syria is punishing its own people by suspending a free trade agreement with Turkey in retaliation for Turkish sanctions against the Damascus regime, the Turkish economy minister said Sunday. By cutting off bilateral trade, “the Syrian government punishes … Continue reading

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Syria trade ties pushed Iraq to oppose sanctions

Iraq’s close trade ties with Syria, from which it imports significant amounts of foodstuffs, pushed the Iraqi government to abstain from an Arab League vote imposing sanctions on Syria, officials say. The vote on Sunday came after Syrian President Bashar … Continue reading

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Turkey says to conduct trade via Iraq if Syria worsens; says humanitarian corridor ‘not on Turkish agenda’

Turkey will conduct border trade to the Middle East via new border gates with Iraq if violence worsens in neighboring Syria, Transport Minister Binali Yildirim was quoted as saying on Tuesday by state-run Anatolian news agency. “If conditions aggravate in … Continue reading

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Analysis: Syria’s neighbors may soften sanctions blow

Arab states have landed a hefty blow on Syria’s crisis-hit economy by stopping deals with its central bank and halting investment, but unease among Syria’s neighbors about the impact of sanctions on their own economies may weaken the impact. At … Continue reading

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