ICT experts downplay the impact of Yahoo office closure in Amman, says more attention is needed October 20, 2014

ICT experts downplayed the impact of Yahoo’s decision to close its office in Amman, but urged authorities to do more to make Jordan more attractive for international ICT companies.


They said the US Internet giant’s decision to shut down its office in Amman before the end of the year — thus terminating 80 jobs and relocating some staff — is part of Yahoo’s efforts to cut down costs in its international operations.

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New green jobs' website to be launched October 20, 2014

Green Building Council (GBC) and Bayt.com, the largest job site in the Middle East, on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement to set up the greenjobsarabia.com website, specializing in environment and green economy related jobs.

The agreement, which was signed on the sidelines of the third Eco-Cities forum in the Dead Sea by GBC's Chairman Abdullah Bdeir and the Vice President of Product at Bayt.com, Omar Tahboub, is set to facilitate the search for suitable candidates in the field of the environment and green economy and classify applicants as per the needs of any employer and his preferences.

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400% tourism growth from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan over last 3 months: TAA official October 20, 2014

Inbound tourism from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan grew by 400% in the last three months according to the Tourism Activation Authority’s (TAA) head of International Tourism Ahmed Shoukry.


The Ministry of Tourism is aiming for regional tourism to account for 20% of the total inbound tourism to Egypt, according to Shoukry.


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Jordanians brace for ‘substantially’ lower fuel prices as winter approaches October 20, 2014

The drop in international oil prices is good news for Jordanians, if it is reflected “fairly” on domestic fuel prices.


The fall in the price of Brent crude to its lowest level since late 2010 has prompted many Jordanians to hope the pace of the decline internationally would be reflected in the domestic market by the end of this month as the government is set to update fuel prices.


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Jordanians brace for ‘substantially’ lower fuel prices as winter approaches
October 20, 2014

The drop in international oil prices is good news for Jordanians, if it is reflected “fairly” on domestic fuel prices.


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Petro Jordan Abadi heralds new era for upgrading Jordan's phosphate industry
October 20, 2014

The Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC) on Sunday inaugurated a fertiliser factory in Indonesia, marking its first strategic venture abroad.


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GCC states keen to boost media cooperation with Jordan, says UAE official
October 20, 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are keen to bolster media cooperation with Jordan, the Executive Director of UAE News Agency (WAM), Jamal Al Suwaider, said on Sunday.

The director of the state news agency told Petra reporters that he will be leading his country’s delegation"......

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