Boehringer Ingelheim presents phase III results demonstrating clinical equivalence of adalimumab biosimilar candidate to HUMIRA®June 14, 2017

● Pivotal Phase III study results for biosimilar candidate BI 695501 will be presented for the first time at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2017)

● Phase III results complete the total body of evidence required to demonstrate biosimilarity to HUMIRA®

● BI 695501 currently under review by regulatory authorities

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Continue Reading > Reveals Hit Show ‘Girls Social Experiment’ to New Audiences in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Morocco for Special Ramadan SeriesJune 14, 2017

(ME NewsWire)--, one of the fastest growing free streaming services recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa, is to air eight special Ramadan-focused episodes of ‘Social Experiment’, a spin off series from the hit show ‘Girls Social Experiment’.

The hidden camera show has gained notoriety for its exploration of the social challenges faced by young"...

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The SmartStream RDU Steams Ahead with a Fully Integrated Reference Data Service for MiFID IIJune 14, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- The SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU), founded by Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and SmartStream, today announced a new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) reference data service, enabling financial organisations to more easily meet regulatory requirements, which go live in January 2018. The SmartStream RDU MiFID II service is now in testing with customers.


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January-May tourist rates rise by 10.5% in JordanJune 14, 2017

Tourism Minister Lina Annab on Monday said that the number of tourists to the Kingdom in the first five months of the year increased by 10.5 per cent, compared with the same period of last year.

A total of 2.6 million tourists visited Jordan until the end of this year’s May, compared with 1.864 million visitors to the country in the same period of 2016.


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Jordan, Kuwait set to boost cooperation June 14, 2017

His Majesty King Abdullah and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on Tuesday held talks that focused on cooperation between the two countries and the latest developments in the region.

During the discussions, held at the Dasman Palace in Kuwait City, the two leaders stressed the need to further enhance Jordanian-Kuwaiti relations in various fields and emphasised the importance of continuing coordination and consultation between the"...

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Vocational education still lags behind academic stream — expertsJune 14, 2017

Vocational and technical education in Jordan continues to take a back seat to academic certificates, despite skilled human resources being deemed a prerequisite for development and an “antidote” for unemployment, according to experts.

Despite a political will to boost vocational and technical training, statistics show that more than 80 per cent of school graduates in Jordan prefer to pursue academic, rather than vocational, education.


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Study stresses importance of capital investment in economic growth June 14, 2017

Jordan should focus more on the role of capital investment in order to reach the expected and intended economic growth, a recent study by the Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF) said on Monday.

Titled 'Real Economic Growth in Jordan: The Role of Investment at the Macro and Micro Levels', the study focused on the role of investment and its impact on GDP growth.

The study outlined"...

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Mobile payment transactions reach 13,498 since start of year June 14, 2017

The Jordan Mobile Payment platform (JoMoPay) registered 13,498 transactions worth JD258,000 in the first five months of 2017, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Tuesday.

In its first report on JoMoPay, CBJ said that the platform saw 8,181 transactions in 2016, with a total value of JD182,000, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported citing the CBJ report.

CBJ licensed"...

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Princess Muna awarded honorary doctorate in RomaniaJune 14, 2017

HRH Princess Muna recently received an honorary doctorate from the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania.

The Princess addressed healthcare professionals attending the Romanian-Jordanian 8th Congress of Medicine and Pharmacy, held under the princess’ patronage, where she expressed her admiration for the “long-lasting Romanian-Jordanian partnership” between the two countries, according to a statement from the Jordanian Nursing"...

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Gov’t to buy farmers’ wheat, barley at preferential rates June 14, 2017

The government has raised the price at which it will buy wheat and barley from farmers in compensation for a “weak” production season, an official said on Tuesday.

Every year between May and August, the Ministry of Agriculture buys wheat and barley from farmers at prices preferential for producers, ministry spokesperson Nimer Haddadin told The Jordan Times.


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