Blog: Economy

2nd Gulf-Jordanian Economic Forum Begins In Amman

AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Minister of State for Investment Affairs Muhannad Shehadeh on Thursday inaugurated the 2nd Gulf-Jordanian Economic Forum in Amman.


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World Bank, Greater Amman Municipality Launch Expenditure Assessment Programme

AMMAN — The World Bank, in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) , on Wednesday launched the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment programme, in the...

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PM Discusses Economic Reform With Industrial Sector Representatives

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Tuesday met with Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong, executive chairman of YTL Corporation Berhad, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The group is a member of the...

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PM Inaugurates JD7m Water Projects In Badia

AMMAN — Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Monday inaugurated several water projects in the badia expected to serve more than 45,000 citizens at a cost of JD7 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra,...

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Fakhoury, Donors Assess Progress In Jordan Compact Ahead Of New York Meeting

AMMAN — Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury on Wednesday chaired a meeting with representatives of donor countries and organisations.


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Renewable Energy Production ‘To Be Increased Five-Fold By 2020’

AMMAN — Jordan currently produces around 500 megawatts of electricity from solar and wind energy projects, and the volume is expected to increase by around five times by 2020, according to Abdel...

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Gov’t Programmes Aims To Create 71,000 Jobs In 5 Years

AMMAN — Around 71,000 jobs are expected to be generated between 2017 and 2021 under two government-funded programmes, Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi said on Wednesday.


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Int’l Donors Offer JD54m To Support Education For Syrian Refugee Children

AMMAN — Canada, the EU’s Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the “Madad” Fund, Germany, Norway, the UK and the US announced Monday that they will continue to support Jordan’s “...

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Planning Ministry, World Bank Sign Loan Agreement To Establish Innovative Startups Fund

AMMAN — The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on Monday signed a $50 million (some JD35.4 million) facilitated loan agreement with the World Bank (WB) to support the establishment...

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Jordan’s Film Tourism Strategy Seeks To Attract Visitors

AMMAN — The Royal Film Commission (RFC) on Sunday launched Jordan’s first film tourism strategy, set to guide efforts over the coming three years to attract more visitors to Jordan through cinema...

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