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Project launched to boost services in Amman, Irbid and Mafraq hospitalsJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Health and the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS) on Wednesday launched a project to expand and equip three emergency departments at hospitals in Amman, Irbid and Mafraq.

The initiative, through a 10-million-euro contribution from the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, aims to meet the increasing health needs of the host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan, according to an EU statement.


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''At Your Service'' platform statistics will be made available soon, says GhoshehJuly 18, 2019

Amman, July 17 (Petra)-Minister of State for Institutional Performance Development, Yaira Ghosheh, announced the data, statistics and indicators of the 'Bekhidmatikum' (in English 'at your service') platform will be available to citizens soon through a special page on the Prime Ministry's website.

This step reflects the transparency relationship between the government and the citizens by checking out the platform's figures, in terms of the number of requests received by the government departments,"...

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Health Minister lays cornerstone of three hospitals' expansion projects July 18, 2019

Amman, July 17 (Petra) -- Health Minister Saad Jaber on Wednesday laid down the cornerstone of a project to expand the emergency departments in the Jameel al-Totangi, Ramtha, and Ruwaished hospitals.

The minister underlined that the development of services provided in the emergency departments of the ministry's hospitals is a priority.

Over the past two decades, Jaber said Jordan has made great achievements, which contributed to the improvement of health indicators, such as the increase of life"...

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Japan donates medical equipment to Irbid child care centreJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — Japan on Wednesday donated 4D ultrasound equipment and a bone densitometer to Al Farouq Society for Orphans Care in Irbid’s Palestinian Camp.

The equipment was part of a $50,635 grant to the society, made through the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects, which aims to improve basic services by supporting local NGOs and governments, according to a Japanese embassy statement.


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Strategy forum urges review of economic legislationJuly 18, 2019

Amman, July 17 (Petra) -- The Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) has called for a full review of economic and procedural laws and regulations related to investment and business-doing in Jordan, with the aim of removing any hindrances.

In a study titled 'Jordan's Economy in Two Decades: Achievements and Challenges', the think-tank urged the government to pursue broader partnerships with the private sector by formulating a more efficient regulatory framework that paves the way for joint investments in key domains....

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'Bint Bladi' Expo celebrates entrepreneurial womenJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — Deputising for Her Majesty Queen Rania, Minister of Social Development Basma Ishaqat on Wednesday inaugurated the Bint Bladi Expo in support of productive Jordanian women.

“We seek to enhance the performance of Jordanian women to manage their own projects and continue with their productive activities,” Ishaqat said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.


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XBRL-powered financial disclosure system to go live soonJuly 18, 2019

Amman, July 17 (Petra) -- An XBRL-powered financial disclosure system will go live in third quarter of the current year allowing both regulators and local firms to improve the disclosure ecosystem and expedite application processing.

In a statement, the Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) said the new system will serve as the official means of communication between the JSC and the Amman Stock Exchange on one hand and public shareholding, financial services and auditing companies and other entities subject to the"...

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Jordan, Turkey explore opportunities for boosting commercial exchange, investmentsJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday met a delegation of Turkish businesspeople who are visiting the Kingdom as part of enhancing economic and investment ties between the two countries.

The meeting, held at the Prime Ministry, discussed means to enhance Jordanian-Turkish cooperation in the investment and commercial exchange fields, as well as benefitting from available opportunities in each country, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Boulevard company says steps taken to unfreeze assetsJuly 18, 2019

AMMAN — The Abdali Boulevard Company on Wednesday said that it has taken the required measures to have a precautionary attachment imposed on the Boulevard lifted.

The company noted that the freeze was the result of a dispute with the project’s contractor on payment due dates, adding that the value of the payments did not exceed 8 per cent of the Boulevard’s total construction costs, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Bank of America Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsJuly 18, 2019

Bank of America reported its second-quarter 2019 financial results today. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways:

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