Jordan

October 19, 2000

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The October 24 Arab Journalists Union General Conference in Amman will turn into a political forum, with the bloody events in Palestine casting their

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In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the Jordan’s Professional Associations Council asserted that the planned “Return March”, scheduled for October 2

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A French firm, specialised in designing solar power systems, has opened a regional office in Amman to promote the production of solar energy in the Middle East.

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The market prices of the shares listed in the Amman Stock Exchange dropped by 0.77 percent in September compared to the previous month's figure.

October 18, 2000

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Amal Dabbas asks forgiveness for normalizing with Israel.

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In the medium-term future, Jordan's prospects of escaping from its enduring recession will depend largely on its ability to meet global challenges. This endeavor has become even more acute in light of

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The SEZ project, which is due to open in January 2001, aims to establish an economic zone similar to Singapore or Dubai’s Jebel Ali. Customs will be abolished and taxes lowered to 5 percent on income

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Following the resignation of Prime Minister Abdur-Ra’uf S. Rawabdeh in mid-June, King Abdullah selected two-time Industry and Trade Minister Ali Abul Ragheb, aged 54, to form a new government. Jordan’

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Indicators:  1998  1999  2000e  GDP real growth rate (%)  2.2  1.0  2.2  Inflation (%)  3.1  0.8  1.0  Total Exports (US$bn)  1.80  1.75  1.74  Total Imports (US$bn)  3.84  3.75  3.81  Trade balance (

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Jordan marked World Food Day on Monday with high hopes of overcoming drought and chronic scarcity of water. Both problems have seriously affected Jordan's agricultural results and food production in t

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In an effort to boost the use of credit cards, the Jordan National Bank has started a new initiative; issuing a mastercard for each subscriber in “ecompany,” an accredited MobileCom distributor.

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Jordan and Iraq will hold talks in Baghdad later this month on bilateral ties and the sale of Iraqi oil to Amman at preferential rates, Trade and Industry Minister Wassef Azar announced Tuesday.

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Those who enjoy the advantages of the Internet and its flow of information stand to benefit more, especially in terms of local audiovisual news now available via a new Internet-based community radio s

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The government spent more than JD270 million on pension allowances last year, although total deposits did not exceed JD23 million, according to a financial expert.

October 17, 2000

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An end to the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territories, the reopening of Gaza Airport and the redeployment of Israeli troops will be the real t