Trade exchange between Jordan and UAE hits $1.8bln June 27, 2017

The volume of trade exchange between Jordan and the UAE hit AED6.7 billion ($1.8 billion) in 2016, according to official figures by the UAE Ministry of Economy.

The ministry's figures showed that re-exports accounted for half of the trade exchange, reaching $840 million.

Meanwhile, UAE non-oil exports to Jordan reached $500 million, while Jordanian exports to the GCC state reached $430, the official figures also showed.

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Jordan's 'pay as you like' bookstore saved by crowd-funding June 27, 2017

For years, Hamzeh AlMaaytah nurtured a community of book lovers in Jordan, keeping his bookstore in Amman's old center open around the clock, encouraging customers to linger over rare treasures and often allowing them to set the price for a purchase.

His supporters recently had a chance to repay him when the local landmark was threatened with closure, following a sudden illness that sidelined him for several months as bills were piling up. By April,"...

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Abdrakhmanov: Guarantor countries, de Mistura confirm participation in upcoming Astana meeting June 27, 2017

Russia, Iran and Turkey, as well as UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura and Jordan, have confirmed their participation in the fifth round of Astana meeting on Syria scheduled to be held next July 4-5, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat
Abdrakhmanov said Monday.

” We have received participation confirmation from all the guarantor countries at the level of the special representative of the Russian president and deputy foreign ministers of Turkey"...

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'Not one refugee will cross the Jordan' June 27, 2017

Education Minister Naftali Bennett continued to criticize Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's plans to allow Arab construction in Area C, under full Israeli control, of Judea and Samaria. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Bennett declared that Israel would not allow one Arab refugee or descendant of refugees to settle in Area C.

Liberman had previously stated that Israel would not accept a single refugee within the the pre-1967 lines. However, he"...

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Jordan Adopts “Green Growth” to Promote Economy

Jordan has started the implementation of a series of measures to encourage green growth and create new job opportunities.

The new package of measures is focused on creating decent jobs in a country that suffers from rising unemployment and low economic growth rate of only 2.3 percent in 2017.

This came in the Jordan Economic Monitor report, which was released during a ceremony"...

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'Not one refugee will cross the Jordan'
June 27, 2017

Education Minister Naftali Bennett continued to criticize Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's plans to allow Arab construction in Area C, under full Israeli control, of Judea and Samaria. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Bennett"...

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Economic growth rate over three years
June 27, 2017

A recent report on the economies of Middle East countries, issued by the World Bank, stated that the economic growth rate in Jordan will be 2.3 per cent in 2017, 2.6 per cent in 2018 and 3 per cent in 2019.

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Philip Morris International Doubles Investment in Heated Tobacco Unit Facility in Italy.
Another Step towards a Smoke-Free Future.

June 27, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announced a plan to invest an additional approximately €500 million to expand capacity"...

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