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    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 meetingJune 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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    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.

    In other words, the economy will grow, but at a very slow pace.

    The World Bank's latest estimates of growth rates are not new. We heard them long time ago, with minor"...

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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 at the company’s smoke-free product manufacturing facility in Crespellano (Bologna, Italy).

    The facility at Crespellano is PMI’s first dedicated manufacturing facility for large scale production of HEETS,"...

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    Cyprus and Portugal offer opportunities for business persons & investors looking to invest in EuropeJune 27, 2017

    Europe provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors looking to invest and do business in this progressive economy. Various countries in Europe have their own visa and immigration programs for entrepreneurs of foreign origin. Applying and obtaining an investor visa for Europe with WWICS’s expert immigration services is easy and convenient.

    Cyprus and Portugal are the best economies"...

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    Canada Calling! Right Time to Apply Under the Best & Fastest Immigration ProgramsJune 27, 2017

    There is good news for all those looking to live, work and settle in Canada. The Canadian government is leaving no stones unturned to make reaching Canada a hassle-free experience for aspirants. As Canada sets a baseline of welcoming at least 300,000 immigrants every year, the country is offering better chances of reaching Canada with lowest points ever.

    The latest Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada has seen candidates with 413 or more Comprehensive"...

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    New Olympus Ultra-Portable EPOCH® 6LT Flaw Detector Provides Comprehensive Flaw Detection Capabilities for Rope Access and High Portability InspectionsJune 27, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Optimized for single-handed operation, the EPOCH 6LT flaw detector combines a leading-edge ergonomic design with powerful ultrasonic functionality in an instrument built specifically for rope access and high portability applications.

    The design of the EPOCH 6LT flaw detector, from form factor to the user interface, is optimized for user comfort, making it easy to use with one hand,"...

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    Ekimetrics Official Partner of Facebook Portal Dedicated to MMM (Marketing Mix Modeling) June 27, 2017

    (ME NewsWire)-- Ekimetrics (, a leading practitioner in data analytics and marketing intelligence for over 10 years, has announced that they are joining the Marketing Mix Modeling Program. The companies who are part of the Facebook MMM Partner Program focus on measuring advertising’s impact on Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Audience Network. Advertisers need to measure the outcomes of their media investments, and identify correlations between their brand and an impact on their sales. Ekimetrics will enable advertisers to acquire a better understanding of their media mix in different channels. They will be able to compare the effectiveness of offline/online investments with the kind of accuracy that has been expected for a long time. Measuring digital and social ROI: accuracy and granularity at a level never achieved before Ekimetrics will offer a solution for measuring......

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