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Chapitre 17 – L’argent et les affaires à Alep. Succès et faillite d’un « ramasseur d’argent » dans les années 1980-2009

Abstract : Within the context of a Syria that has for some time been hermetically sealed to international trade exchange and no longer has a private banking sector, the movement of assets and investments is dependent upon businessmen and groups that are either closely related to the State or from the regime itself. The start of the economical and financial boom experienced by the country at the end of the 1980s enabled new financial game-players, unrelated to the regime, to try their luck with more than a degree of success. They generally relied on family trust and professional networking, and some of them, over a few years, were to make large amounts of money, which drained away part of Syria’s private savings. Some of them adopted purely speculative and cumulative logic and thus built very fragile financial pyramidal systems, while others invested their assets into new companies that later contributed to local and national economic development. In this chapter, we present the rise and fall of an Allepine businessman of the second category who, having once been tolerated by the regime, went into bankruptcy because of his success and weakness
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Thierry Boissière, Paul Anderson. Chapitre 17 – L’argent et les affaires à Alep. Succès et faillite d’un « ramasseur d’argent » dans les années 1980-2009. Alep et ses territoires : Fabrique et politique d’une ville (1868-2011), Presses de l’Ifpo, pp.351-368, 2014, 9782351595275. ⟨10.4000/books.ifpo.6705⟩. ⟨hal-01943775⟩



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