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Audit Bureau president, Dutch envoy discuss supervisory cooperationJanuary 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) - President of the Audit Bureau, Assem Haddad, and the Netherlands Ambassador to Jordan, Barbara Joziasse on Tuesday discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas related to supervisory work.

Haddad stressed the importance of the Netherlands’s role in supporting and developing performance in many public institutions, including the Audit Bureau.

He said the Bureau is ready to cooperate in serving supervisory work and improving levels of human competencies, as"...

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Cabinet OKs criteria to establish health centers, hospitalsJanuary 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- The Council of Ministers on Tuesday endorsed standards to set up health centers and hospitals in the Kingdom during a session chaired by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz.

Health Minister Saed Jaber told a press conference after the meeting that the cabinet's move was to stop a waste of resources and random expansion of these clinics and hospitals, given the high operating costs and shortage in qualified medical cadres.

The new standards, he pointed out, will allow medical"...

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Jordan's exports up 8.1pct at JD5.3bln in first 11 months of 2019January 22, 2020

Amman, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- Jordan's gross exports picked up by 8.1 percent in the first 11 months of 2019 totaling JD5.34 billion against the same period a year earlier, according to official figures.

National exports also expanded by 8.2 percent to JD4.54 billion in the same period while re-exports amounted to JD806 million, the data by the Department of Statistics revealed.

In turn, imports dropped by 4.1 percent to JD12.6 billion in the Jan-Nov period of 2019 compared with the same period in"...

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First stage of unified national registry completed — Planning ministerJanuary 22, 2020

AMMAN — Minister of Planning Wissam Rabadi on Tuesday announced that the ministry has completed the first stage of developing the unified national registry, which aims to establish and utilise the unified Platform Portable database.

Platform Portable, which is set to be launched in the near future, stores information on Jordanian families through establishing electronic connections with official authorities, according to a Planning Ministry"...

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Youth empowerment workshop seeks to broaden horizonsJanuary 22, 2020

AMMAN — The All Jordan Youth Commission (AJYC) held a three-day open conversation session from Saturday to Monday with the aim of empowering youth in several fields.

The session, held at the commission office in Amman, guided participants in “thoroughly understanding and introducing themselves to others in a unique way to stand out from the crowd”.


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Naspers Limited Launches the Sale of c. 22 Million N Ordinary Shares of Prosus N.V. Through an Accelerated Bookbuild Offering to Institutional InvestorsJanuary 22, 2020

Naspers Limited (JSE: NPN; LSE: NPSN) (Naspers) has launched the sale of c. 22 million N ordinary shares (the Prosus N Ordinary Shares) in Prosus N.V. (Prosus), corresponding to c. 1.4% of the issued Prosus N Ordinary Shares, through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors (the Placing).


On 11 September 2019, Naspers listed its international internet"...

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Citi Private Bank Hails Fernando Alonso on His Impressive Maiden Dakar RallyJanuary 22, 2020

Citi Private Bank-sponsored motorsports legend, Fernando Alonso, has electrified his fans with his debut performance in one of the toughest motorsports-endurance events, the Dakar Rally.

The multiple world champion finished fourth in the race’s final stage, and was the leading newcomer overall. This marked an impressive comeback from the difficulties he experienced earlier in the week, when his car suffered wheel and suspension damage, as"...

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Expected polar air mass puts GAM on high alertJanuary 21, 2020

AMMAN — The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Monday announced a state of maximum alert for Tuesday in light of the Jordan Meteorological Department's (JMD) forecast of a cold air mass.

The municipality urged the public to contact the hotline numbers 065359970, 065359971 or 0798166789 in the event of emergencies.

GAM also urged citizens to take all necessary"...

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ACI launches Business Council for industrial womenJanuary 21, 2020

Amman, Jan. 20 (Petra) -- The Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) launched Monday the Industrial Women’s Business Council, to support the enhancement of women's contribution to the national economy.

A statement by ACI Chairman, Fathi Al-Jaghbir, said the statute of the Council will consist of five women, appointed by taking into consideration the diversity in the industrial sectors.

'The Chamber’s Board of Directors will work to provide the appropriate environment and financial resources"...

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ASE closes trading on higher noteJanuary 21, 2020

Amman, Jan. 20 (Petra) -- The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) closed Monday's trading session up by 0.59 percent at 1,884 points. A total of 4.3 million shares were traded through 2,203 transactions at a trading value of JOD4.6 million.

The closing prices of 27 companies with traded shares went up, while 39 others declined. The prices of the shares of 41 others remained stable.


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