Depositors Pull $1.75 Billion From Syrian Banks, National Says

Syrian banks have seen almost 100 billion Syrian pounds ($1.75 billion) in deposits withdrawn from the country amid violence and anti-government protests, The National reported, citing data from lenders.

Deposits at Syria’s 14 listed banks have declined from 442 billion Syrian pounds last year, the Abu Dhabi-based newspaper reported today.

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