Kawar meets with G-7 ambassadors over reforms March 21, 2019

AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mary Kawar on Wednesday met with the ambassadors of G-7 countries involved in the Deauville Partnership Initiative, according to a statement from the Planning Ministry.

The meeting, which was also attended by the EU Ambassador to Jordan Andrea Fontana, aimed at following up on initiatives and discussing ways to promote and enhance dialogue with Jordan.


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Jordan's industrial sector on recovery mode, says JSF March 21, 2019

Amman, Mar. 20 (Petra) -- The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) on Wednesday delivered an upbeat prognosis of the Kingdom's industrial sector's outlook citing an 18-percent rise in the national industrial exports by the end of February this year.

Since the beginning of the current year, the industrial sector has been on an upward trajectory, the JSF said in a statement, urging the government and the private sector to leverage available opportunities to maximize gains and ultimately arrive at a sustainable industrial"...

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Jordanian expats' remittances up 4pct in two months, at $600mln March 21, 2019

Amman, Mar. 20 (Petra) -- Jordanians working abroad sent home a staggering $600 million in the first two months (January and February) of the current year, indicating in increase of 4 percent compared with the same period in 2018, official data revealed.

The Central Bank of Jordan said in a statement that Jordanian expatriates' remittances in February was up 3.5 percent at $278 million against $269 million in the same month last year.


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Minister says gov't committed to cementing investment-friendly climate March 21, 2019

Salt, Mar. 20 (Petra) -- Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT), Muthanna Gharaibeh, on Tuesday emphasized the government is committed to cementing the Kingdom's investment friendly environment to lure in additional foreign capital and investment.

During a meeting, convened by the 'All Jordan Youth Commission, in northwestern city of Salt, Gharaibeh said that the government has exempted ICT investors from the sales tax and reduced the income tax to 5 percent to encourage businessmen"...

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Jordan's tourism revenue jumps 10 in two months at JOD574mln

Amman, Mar. 17 (Petra) -- Jordan's tourism revenues in January and February surged to JOD573.9 million, up by 10 percent compared with the same period in 2018, the monthly statistical report of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities revealed on Sunday.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, said that the performance index of the tourism sector is constantly improving due to the increase of visitors in general and to the Dead Sea in particular from different countries.

The ministry's"...