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Kingdom’s exports increase by 10% as regional stability improvesJanuary 17, 2019

AMMAN — Exports of the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) increased in 2018 by 10 per cent, with the rise attributed to the recent relative stabilisation witnessed in the region.

A statistical report, cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, has shown that the chamber's exports last year hit JD4.280 billion compared with JD3.896 billion in 2017.

Chairman of the Jordan"...

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Prince Hassan inaugurates Encyclopaedia PalestinicaJanuary 16, 2019

AMMAN — HRH Prince Hassan, chairman of the Arab Thought Forum (ATF), on Tuesday inaugurated the Encyclopaedia Palestinica, written by Mohammad Ghousheh, at the Royal Cultural Centre, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the ceremony, which was organised by the ATF in cooperation with the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies, Prince Hassan said that the encyclopaedia meets the standards of the city of Jerusalem, adding that it"...

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King's visit to Iraq major step to enhance ties, MP Lozi says January 16, 2019

Amman, Jan. 15 (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II visit paid Monday to Iraq is an important step towards enhancing bilateral relations and boosting political and economic ties between the two countries, head of Jordanian-Iraqi Parliamentary Brotherhood Committee, MP Ahmad Lozi said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the lawmaker said the visit would pave the way to resolve many outstanding issues between the two countries.

The visit has also created an optimistic atmosphere that would expand cooperation"...

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Teradata Appoints Oliver Ratzesberger President and CEOJanuary 16, 2019

Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the industry’s only pervasive data intelligence company, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Oliver Ratzesberger President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Ratzesberger succeeds Victor L. Lund, who is transitioning from his role as President and CEO to Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ratzesberger has served as Teradata’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) since February 2018, responsible for the Company’s global operations and leading its strategies for go-to-market, products and services. He joined Teradata in 2013 and, from 2016 to 2018, served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, leading Teradata’s research and development organization, following a distinguished career in advancing innovation in technology at both established and start-up companies. While COO, Ratzesberger worked alongside Lund in architecting and implementing the Company’s transformation. This appointment reflects the Board’s confidence in Ratzesberger......

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NuScale and JAEC Agree to Explore SMR Deployment in JordanJanuary 16, 2019

Today, NuScale Power announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), to evaluate NuScale’s small module reactor (SMR) nuclear power plant for use in Jordan. The agreement continues to showcase the immense international interest in NuScale’s innovative nuclear technology.

JAEC is the government entity leading the development and implementation of nuclear strategy and managing"...

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Jordanian diplomats meet in Hague to spur exportsJanuary 15, 2019

The Hague will host 13 Jordanian diplomats from embassies in European Union countries in a forum to shed light on their role in promoting national exports to Europe.

Organized by the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI), in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and the Jordan Investment Commission, the three-day forum will kick off on January 24th, highlighting best practices, global experiences impart knowledge and ways of obtaining information, besides means of cooperation between embassies and the JCI.
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House passes law amending Labor LawJanuary 14, 2019

Amman, Jan.13 (Petra) - The Lower House of Parliament on Sunday passed the law amending the Labor Law of 2019.

In a session chaired by Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh, and attended by Acting Prime Minister Rajai Muasher and cabinet members, the house limited the process of collective negotiation regarding disputes between employers and trade unions, after that article caused controversy among members of the parliament.

The session saw a discussion and a number of parliamentary proposals to ensure"...

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Comoros plans to open consulate in JordanJanuary 14, 2019

Amman, Jan. 13 (Petra) -- As relations between Jordan and the Union of the Comoros continue to grow, endeavors
were being sought by Moroni to open a consulate in Amman, the Indian Ocean island nation Honorary Consul Musa Saket announced Sunday.

'There is a non-resident Comoros ambassador in Jordan, besides numerous cooperation agreements bind both countries to foster friendship ties and advance economic, trade and investment relations', Saket told reporters in a meeting today, pointing out his endeavors"...

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King, Sisi discuss boosting cooperation in vital sectorsJanuary 14, 2019

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi over expanding cooperation in a number of vital sectors and continuing coordination and consultation to serve Arab interests and achieve regional security and stability.

Talks, held at Basman Palace and attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, covered mutual cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, pharmaceutical industry, energy, transportation"...

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Voting for new chambers of commerce under way January 13, 2019

Amman, Jan 12 (Petra) –– Traders across the Kingdom Saturday cast their votes to choose new chambers of commerce nationwide, according to the Independent Election Commission (IEC).

It said that voting got off to a slow start after ballot boxes opened at 8:00 am, adding that by midday, only 20.4 per cent of an estimated 30,000 voters had cast ballots in Amman, Irbid, Zarqa, Aqaba, Tafileh and Madaba. They were electing 231 members to the chambers.

IEC President Khaled Kalaldeh said that"...

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