Blog: Economy

Qatari delegation visits investment commission over $500m agreement

AMMAN — A Qatari delegation on Monday visited the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), as part of the Jordanian-Qatari agreement on investments in infrastructure, tourism and energy projects with a...

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Jordan signs funding agreement with 20 community-Based organizations

AMMAN — The Ministry of Social Development on Monday signed an agreement with a total of 20 community-Based organisations (CBOs) from across the Kingdom to fund projects aimed at involving more...

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50,000 School Bags Distributed To Syrian Children Ahead Of School Year

AMMAN — Save the Children Jordan on Sunday initiated the distribution of 50,000 school bags filled with stationery items to be used during the upcoming school year, aiming to support vulnerable...

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Tourism To Aqaba Increases By 56% This Year

AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is working on a plan to boost promotions to the country’s attractions with the aim of attracting tourists from the Gulf counties, Asia and Europe, an...

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Jordan Issues More Than 100,000 Work Permits For Syrians

AMMAN — The Ministry of Labour has issued over 106,000 work permits for Syrian refugees so far while the number of workers in the informal economy remains at an estimated 300,000, head of the...

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JD2b Project Planned For North Aqaba

AMMAN — The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) will offer tenders early next year for the implementation of a JD2 billion scheme to develop the northern one of Aqaba, its chief...

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Jordan Central Bank Issues License To Microfund For Women

Amman, Apr.9 (Petra) -- The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) issued a license to Microfund for Women, through which it monitors and supervises the company's various activities.



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World Bank Provides $348,000 Grant To Ajloun Municipality

Ajloun, April 10 (Petra)--The World Bank extended a $348,000 grant to Ajloun Municipality to help it implement a number of infrastructure projects.


Ajloun Mayor Hassan Al Zghoul...

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Amcham Launches Plan To Diversify Jordan’s Exports To US

AMMAN — The American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham) on Thursday launched the National Coalition of Trade and Investment Strategy dubbed “Tijara”.


AmCham-Jordan’s Chairman...

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Local Women Entrepreneurs Strive Through Food Production

AMMAN — After her husband was forced to retire, Ekhlas Al Jawarneh, a mother of six, found herself in dire need of a steady income to provide for her family.


With no other way to...

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