Jordan, Australia discuss water cooperation October 15, 2018

Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra)- The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and an Australian government delegation held talks on enhancing cooperation in drought management within a program that includes a series of projects focusing on efficient water distribution and use, especially in the Jordan Valley region.

During the meeting chaired by the Minister of Water and Irrigation Raed Abu Al Saud and the Australian Ambassador to Jordan Miles Armitage, the ministry's Secretary General, Ali Sobh, stressed the importance of"...

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Jaber-Nasib border crossing will be opened Monday October 15, 2018

AMMONNEWS - State Minister for Media Affairs, Jumana Ghunaimat, on Sunday announced that the Jaber-Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria will be opened on Monday.

Ghunaimat, who is also Government Spokesperson, pointed out that the Jordanian-Syrian technical committees agreed on the final measures necessary to reopen the border crossing between the two countries during the meeting which was held on Sunday at the Jaber Border Center.

The meetings led to an agreement to open the border crossing"...

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ASE closes at JD5.1 million October 15, 2018

Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) - The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Sunday's session with JD5.4 million shares traded through 2,681 transactions, with a trading value of JD5.1 million.



The stock index declined compared to the closing of the previous session with a negative change of 0.09 percent at the (1964) point.



When comparing the closing prices"...

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Public Free Zones exports up by 24 percent October 15, 2018

Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) -Public Free Zones exports amounted to JD217.6 million last September, an increase of 24 percent, compared to JD175.6 million in the same month of 2017, according to statement released by the Jordan Free and Development Zones Group (JFDZG) on Sunday.

The Public Free Zones exports to transit trade markets amounted to JD99.4 million last September compared to JD57.8 million in the same month last year, while exports to local markets stood at JD118.2 million compared to JD117.8 million during"...

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Tourism sector says visitor numbers beginning to bounce back after years of safety concerns

AMMAN — Irish tourist, Terence Killeen, is among the many visitors who flocked to Petra during the first eight months of this year, and he cited safety as one of the main reasons he chose to travel.

“We heard so much about Petra and we wanted to see it. Coming to Petra was a great experience and we wanted to see other places,” he said, adding that Jordan is seen as a safe place to visit and danger exists whenever you go.

Dazzling"...

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Public Free Zones exports up by 24 percent
October 15, 2018

Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) -Public Free Zones exports amounted to JD217.6 million last September, an increase of 24 percent, compared to JD175.6 million in the same month of 2017, according to statement released by the Jordan Free and"...

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Inflation up by 4.6 percent in 9 months
October 15, 2018

Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) - Consumer Price Average (Inflation) rose by 4.6 percent in the first nine months of 2018 compared to the same period of 2017, according to a statement made by the Department of Statistics (DoS).
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Slightly over 1,000 industrial institutions eligible for ACI elections
October 15, 2018

AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) on Sunday said that 1,180 industrial institutions, out of more than 9,000 member companies, can participate in the chamber elections slated for November 10.

ACI"...

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