September 26, 2000
The World Bank recently issued its 32nd issue of the World Bank Atlas 2000 which covers a selection of development indicators, presented in such a way to allow comparison between over 200 countries. T
At a time when Jordan is working to fulfil international protocols on protecting the ozone layer, a specialised conference opened on Sunday.
A few days ago, in a workshop sponsored by the Friedrich Neumann Foundation and the Young Entrepreneurs Association, Nasim Barham, a professor of economic geography at the University of Jordan, delive
The Jordanian government will ask parliament to endorse a string of laws to develop the information technology (IT) market, telecommunications minister, Fawwaz Zohbi, said in statements published Frid
We would like to take this chance to clarify a few points raised by Dr Yusuf Mansur in his column entitled “Who\'s winning the price war?”(Jordan Times, September 18) There is no doubt that Dr Mansur
September 25, 2000
A Jordanian delegation currently visiting Baghdad is discussing with Iraqi government officials a mechanism for the implementation of the projected oil pipeline extending from the Iraqi borders to the
I'll start believing that people in Jordan are the most precious resources in the country when I see an end to the use of leaded gasoline. As long as we still allow the import of new cars unsuitable f
A senior Cabinet minister has said he expected the free trade agreement with the US to be initialed in mid-October, adding that the final round of negotiations made strides towards sealing the deal.
Jordan's economy is receiving welcome help from the hundreds of thousands of Jordanians working abroad. The amount of money sent home by Jordanians working overseas rose by almost 10 percent in the fi
Jordan, Egypt and Israel have reached an agreement in principle to ease air traffic congestion between them, Jordanian civil aviation chief Jihad Rsheid told Al-Rai newspaper last week.
September 24, 2000
Jordan's police last week arrested a middle-aged woman for allegedly performing illegal abortions on 30 women, the Jordan Times reported Sunday. A pol
Investors in the Zarqa Free Trade Zone have appealed to His Majesty King Abdullah to reverse a government decision taken on Aug. 30 subjecting them to paying customs duty in accordance with unified ta
Finance Minister Michel Marto dismissed as inaccurate a recent World Bank estimate which projects a 2 percent economic growth rate this year, saying that national indicators expect a 4 percent growth.
Jordan's Labor Minister Eid Fayez said Jordan's unemployment rate was not alarming and that fluctuations in the rate were normal.
A senior World Bank official on Thursday said that Jordan should achieve a good growth rate to help resolve the Kingdom's unemployment and poverty problems. Inder Sud, World Bank director for the Midd