UAE

February 28, 2000

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Encouragement of Investment LawThe Investment Promotion Law No. 16 of 1995 repealed the Encouragement of Investment Law No. 11 of 1987 and Law No. 27 of 1992 Regulating Arab & Foreign Investments.

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 The Jordanian tax law is the Income Tax Law No. 57 of 1985. Several amendments have been issued since then by the tax authorities. The latest amendment adopted is Amending Law No. 14 of 1995, and ne

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 GeneralThe Kingdom of Jordan is a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization. PatentsAlthough Jordan is

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Foreign Currency ControlIn accordance with the Foreign Exchange Control Law No. 95, of 1966 and the Foreign Exchange Control Regulations of 1978, as amended in 1979, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) i

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  A new Companies Law, aimed at encouraging investment, became effective in June 1997. Companies Law No. 22 of 1997 limits routine procedures and facilitates the process of company registration.  The

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  The laws governing business in Jordan have undergone a fundamental change in 1995. This has been in line with government policies to convert Jordan from a consumption- to a production-oriented econ

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PrivatizationThe government has set the goal of privatizing most of its public sector enterprises. The Cabinet Committee on Privatization, which was created by the Council of Ministers. The Committee

February 27, 2000

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Karim Bagheri, the Iranian football star, has decided to leave the Bundesliga and join the UAE's al Nasr club.   Bagheri (26), who completed the loan

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Dubai TV will host many of the big names in Arab singing as part of Dubai 2000 Marketing Festival beginning March 1.   Ahmed Saeed al Qau'ud, Dubai TV

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Jordan's top ranked tennis player will be unavailable to participate in the upcoming Davis Cup competition, due to be held during next April.   In an

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Parents asking their children to buy for them cigarettes is one of several key factors contributing to children themselves smoking, according to a gov

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Arab youth can now enjoy new educational software games that are produced and distributed by the French Arab ASY STECH company.   According to al Shar

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Oman has transformed itself from a subsistence economy into a modern vibrant one with all of the amenities during the last 30 years, according to a gr

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Shortly before King Hussein’s death in early 1999, the late Monarch selected his son Abdullah as the new heir and abruptly ousted his brother, Hassan, from the position he had occupied since 1965. Sou

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Environmental legislation enacted in recent years, together with greater public awareness, has resulted in increased environmental enforcement in Israel. The law can be divided into two groups: genera