Jordan phosphates and potash exports likely to accelerate March 11, 2014
The Jordanian economy is recovering from the crisis in 2012, with support from the IMF and GCC countries.
The international reserves of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) have more than doubled in 2013 and economic activity is picking up.
On this basis, QNB Group forecasts real GDP growth to accelerate from an estimated 2.9 percent in 2013 to 3.6 percent in 2014 and to average 4.4 percent during 2015-16, driven by private sector led growth in the construction sector, lower energy costs, a recovery in tourism, a normalization of mining exports"...
EBRD launches new facility for Jordan's enterprises March 11, 2014
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on Monday officially launched a special unit to help the Kingdom's small- and medium-sized businesses, which according to a government official struggle to access finance.
On Monday evening, the EBRD's Small Business Support (SBS) held an official launch event -- attended by executives from the London-based bank, government officials and a large number of private sector representatives -- to increase the awareness of local companies about the activities of the unit in"......Continue Reading >
Nuclear commission preparing for two agreements with Russian reactor vendor March 11, 2014
The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has completed eight rounds of talks with Russia's Rosatom to sign two agreements that will pave the way for the establishment of the country's first nuclear reactor, according to its chairman.
The commission still has two more issues to be discussed with the Russian side before"...Continue Reading >
House Speaker meets Afghan, Cypriot ambassadors March 11, 2014
Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Atef Tarawneh met separately on Monday with Afghan Ambassador Majnoon Gulab and Cypriot Ambassador Charalambos Hadjisavvas to discuss relations between Jordan and the two respective countries as well as issues of common interest.
Tarawneh spoke about the burden being shouldered by Jordan as a result of hosting waves of refugees, noting that Jordan, before it received the Syrian refugees, had also"...
The Ministry of Interior sadly announced the death of one its officers who was killed on duty in the sisterly country of Bahrain. The officer, serving as part of the Unified GCC Security Convention’s joint security force, dubbed the “Gulf Waves”, has died of wounds sustained in a bomb blast, along with two of his Bahraini counterparts, while performing their duty to maintain national security.
The"...Continue Reading >
House Speaker meets Afghan, Cypriot ambassadors
March 11, 2014
Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Atef Tarawneh met separately on Monday with Afghan Ambassador Majnoon Gulab and Cypriot Ambassador Charalambos"...Continue Reading
Her Majesty Queen Al Abdullah joined students from the Al-Aman Fund for the Future of Orphans in a vocational training workshop, in cooperation with"...Continue Reading
The Lower House tourism committee on Monday said it is currently working on a compromise to allow smoking argileh in specific public spaces and would issue its recommendations by next week.