FINANCE & ECONOMY

EY Jordan Platinum Sponsor of Sixth ‘Middle East Regional Conference’ of Institute of Management AccountantsSeptember 24, 2018

Promoting digital transformation and innovation in the areas of finance and administration, EY Jordan served as Platinum Sponsor of the Sixth Middle East Regional Conference organized by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Held at the Grand Hyatt Amman under the theme of ‘Digital Transformation: Are You Future Ready?’ - the conference hosted an illustrious group of financial experts including managers, controllers, analysts, accountants and executives, in addition to decision makers and affluent figures"...

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Continuity of Registration for the Samsung Amman International Marathon September 24, 2018

Run Jordan, has declare the continuous registration for Samsung Amman International Marathon in its 10th edition, which will be held under the slogan 'Run to The Heart of Amman' on Friday, October 12th, 2018.

This stems from the Run Jordan’s dedication in promoting the importance of sports to the local community, highlighting the importance of running on our daily lives, as well as the major role it plays in collaborating with both"...

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NGO’s stress importance of funding education in refugee-plagued countries September 24, 2018

AMMAN — Ahead of a UN meeting on refugees, the NGO Theirworld, released a report last Thursday mirroring UNICEF Jordan’s calls to increase funding for educating displaced Syrian children.

On September 7 UNICEF announced that it would be slashing its programmes in Jordan and leaving 45,000 out of the most vulnerable 55,000 Syrian children without support for education, due to an $8.6 million funding gap.

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CBJ launches company to ‘solve funding problem for startups’ September 24, 2018

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Sunday launched the Innovation Startups and Small and Medium Enterprises Fund (ISSF) with a capital of $98 million to fund and support entrepreneurs in Jordan.

The private joint stock company is owned by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation (JLGC) and aims at supporting 825 projects, 150 of which will be startups through direct and indirect funding and constant technical"...

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51% of People in the GCC Love Cricket, a Survey RevealsSeptember 24, 2018

Cricket’s popularity is striking in a demography that has historically been inclined towards football. According to a pan-GCC YouGov survey commissioned by UAE Exchange, more than half (51%) of the people participating in survey from GCC are cricket fans. To understand where cricket stands in terms of popularity, the sport was compared with other popular sports such as Football, Tennis, Formula 1 and Basketball.

Cricket enjoys a massive fan"...

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CSPD implements electronic registration for a number of certificatesSeptember 23, 2018

Several electronic services have been launched by the Civil Status and Passport Department (CSPD) in cooperation with the ICT Ministry.

The services will include electronic registration for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. The ICT Minister, Muthana Gharaibeh said that the ministry rescheduled the electronic services process plan which was originally scheduled for 2020.

Gharaibeh"...

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JSF releases analysis of new income tax lawSeptember 23, 2018

The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) issued a policy paper entitled, 'the amended income tax law in the context of the financial policy in Jordan', as part of an effort to enrich national dialogue on the income tax law.

The JSF said in the statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra on Saturday, that the paper reviewed the status of the financial policy in Jordan and its weaknesses and analysed the proposed law according to what should"...

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Expo showcasing Indonesian culture, business will commence in Amman September 23, 2018

The Indonesian embassy announced recently in a statement the date of the 2018 Indonesian Exposure (IndoExpo) in Amman.

The expo will run from September 25 — 29 and is meant to promote various sectors of cooperation and culture, the Indonesian Ambassador Andy Rachmianto confirmed in the statement.

The IndoExpo will begin with a gala dinner hosted by the ambassador"...

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Jordan to host 2019 WEF meeting on Mideast and AfricaSeptember 23, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Friday met with World Economic Forum (WEF) founder and Executive Chairman Professor Klaus Schwab and Mrs Schwab on the sidelines of His Majesty’s participation in the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Discussions covered Jordan’s ties and partnership with the WEF. The Kingdom is scheduled to host the WEF on the Middle East and North Africa in April 2019 at the Dead Sea, marking the 10th"...

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Second phase of ‘Safe lanes for people with visual impairment’ project at UJ to begin soon September 23, 2018

The University of Jordan (UJ) launched the first phase of the “Safe lanes for people with visual impairment” project last week to help students with disabilities walk independently around the university’s faculties and facilities, project coordinator Hadeel Abu Soufeh said.

The track is made of textured tactile yellow tiles, which visually impaired people can recognise with their feet or sticks. The fluorescent colour especially"...

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