October 22, 2013
With many Syrian refugees working illegally in Jordan, the kingdom is prepared to start a mass exit if work permits aren't established by November 2013.
According to economists, the move is a sign of sound confidence in the local currency and an indication of a high level of foreign currency deposits at Jordan's central bank.
October 21, 2013
Finance Minister Umayya Toukan on Sunday said that the government is set to issue the US-guaranteed eurobonds on international markets on October 28, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
October 18, 2013
Although the commercial sector in the Kingdom is facing a slowdown due to a drop in consumer spending, suppliers of luxury goods describe the demand for the expensive items as “good” and even surging.
October 13, 2013
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) executive board has agreed to dispense the third tranche of its “Stand-By Arrangement” (SBA) loan for Jordan to finance projects at a total of $258 million.
October 9, 2013
Syrian opposition rebels seized a guard post near Daraa and now control border lands between Daraa and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Rebels and pro-regime forces also clashed in the Damascus province and Idlib Wednesday.
Given that the commercial activity is still at a minimal, there is still a long way to go.
October 8, 2013
Jordan's King Abdullah met with the Egyptian interim president Tuesday calling for Egyptian "unity." While the two heads of state met in Amman, the Egyptian government in Cairo revoked the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO registration and seized the Islamist group's frozen assets.
The unemployment rate for the third quarter of 2013 stood at 14 per cent, compared with 13.1 per cent during the same period in 2012.
October 7, 2013
Former Irbid deputy Abdul Nasser Bani Hani was killed on Sunday night during a tribal clash.
Egyptian interim President Adly Mansour is due to travel to Amman on Tuesday, despite widespread clashes across Egypt causing the death of more than 50 civilians.
Mays Hamdan talks about the success of her latest drama “Li'bat Mawt” (Death Game).
October 4, 2013
Jordanian singer Diana Karazon has recorded a new song in the Moroccan accent with the ever so pretentious title of "Ana Ahla" (I'm the Prettiest).
October 3, 2013
With Jordan officially receiving the go-ahead to invest in Russia wheat production, the authorities are encouraging local businessmen to enter joint ventures with their Russian counterparts and invest in the water-rich country.
The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new index that measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: education; health and wellness; workforce and employment; and enabling environment.