Jordan

August 16, 2000

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Prime Minister Ali Abul Ragheb on Sunday told deputies that the Kingdom's budget deficit has reached over seven percent, and that the government is obliged to decrease it to six percent by next year.

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The recent talks aspiring to the creation of a free trade area between Jordan and the US are, to say the least, thrilling - the weirdest things, as you can tell, thrill economists. This agreement is a

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Firas Azzouni writes in response to Mr. Omar Abbas' letter to the editor, “Stamp out check fund.” Finally one dream of thousands of Jordanians is coming true, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) has actu

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The Arab Bank's net profits in the first half of the current year rose by 10 percent compared to 1999 results despite the recession that has hit the country, an Arab Bank statement said on Saturday.

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The liquidation of 2,099 local firms over the past 18 months should not be considered alarming, since over 6,000 were started up in the same period, according to a Trade Ministry source.

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Jordanian and Egyptian investors have set up a public shareholding company that will oversee the implementation of an ambitious $300-$500 million tourist complex in Aqaba.

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Forty Jordanian companies which have been encountering financial difficulties and heavy debts are now subjected to intensive surveillance and monitoring by the companies comptroller at the Ministry of

August 15, 2000

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Jordan’s Foreign Minister Abdul Ilah Khatib says there is no contradiction between the Palestinian refugees’ holding the Jordanian nationality and the

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The Silesianie Group trapped their small but extremely enthusiastic North Theatre audience on Tuesday night in a delightful folkloric web of costume,

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"The socio-legal discourse on Jordanian capital markets is still dominated by unstudied inputs and comments" says Lu'ayy Minwer Al Rimawi,a part-time lecturer at the London School of Economics. Those

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Jordanian Internet cafes are faced with a real dilemma. Three months ago, the previous cabinet came up with a set of regulations that stigmatise the Internet cafes as houses of ill repute.

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Public enterprises in Less Developed Countries (LDCs) are often expected to pursue social objectives, which can range from subsidies to particular consumer groups, assisting certain regions, and creat

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Discussion of capital markets regulation in Jordan cannot be complete without fully understanding the conditions that make emerging economies what they are. The debate whether Jordan is a “third world

August 14, 2000

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Discussion of capital markets regulation in Jordan cannot be complete without fully understanding the conditions that make emerging economies what the

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Jordan’s security services arrest five activists of the Palestinian faction Fateh-Intifada, after an attack on an Arab Knesset member at the Baqaa ref