Banks prosper in war-torn Syria

Bankers everywhere feel they are operating in a tough environment, but those working in Syria have perhaps the most difficult working environment on the planet. Even so, they are still making money.

A Syrian banker fills an ATM with money, beneath a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad AFP

Earlier this week, 305 people were killed in a single day in Syria, making it the bloodiest day so far in the year-old civil war. Bombings are rife, whole towns are being bombarded by tanks and planes, innocents are dying. But life has to carry on and life includes banking.

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