ICT sector revenues drop by 4% in 2013 -- studySeptember 11, 2014

Revenues generated by the ICT sector in 2013 dropped by 4 per cent to $2.2 billion compared with $2.3 billion a year earlier, according to a recent survey.

Telecom revenues for 2013 declined by 6.4 per cent in 2013 to $1.582 billion compared to $1.691 billion in 2012, according to the 2013 ICT and IT Enabled Services (ITES) industry statistics' survey conducted by the ICT Association of Jordan (int@j) and the ICT Ministry.


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Saudi Ambassador: Saudi investors eye JordanSeptember 11, 2014

The Saudi Ambassador to Jordan, Sami bin Abdullah al Saleh, said on Wednesday that Jordan is a "safe haven" in a turbulent region, a key fact that helps attract investments.

The Saudi Ambassador told Petra during his visit to the Al-Mudawara Customs Office, 322 km south east of Amman, that "His Majesty King Abdullah II's efforts and the Jordanian government's policies, attract Arab investors, particularly Saudis." He praised Jordan Customs'"...

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Campaign to spread awareness regarding vehicular emissions endsSeptember 11, 2014

A campaign to make people aware about the dangers that vehicles' emissions pose, organised by the Environment Ministry in collaboration with the Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), ended today.

Environment Minister Taher Shakshir said the campaign, which was launched in July, covered the entire Kingdom and all kinds of vehicles to make people aware about the ill effects of these"...

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Queen Rania attends national consultations on children’s rightsSeptember 11, 2014

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended today part of a national consultation that gathered professionals and youth to review and discuss Jordan’s progress in promoting and fulfilling the rights of children in the country.

Held at the Zaha Centre in Amman, the event was organized by the National Council of Family Affairs (NCFA) and UNICEF with the support of the Swiss Development Corporation in commemoration of the 25th anniversary"...

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Community support projects revamped to serve Madaba residents, refugeesSeptember 11, 2014

Two community support projects implemented Wednesday will improve Madaba residents’ access to “safe, comfortable and convenient recreational and transport infrastructure”, UNHCR said.

Funded by Kuwait, the projects entailed revamping the Zaid Bin Haritha Park and the “overly crowded"...

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2,100 jobs to be created for women in rural areasSeptember 11, 2014

More than 2,000 jobs will be available for women in rural areas under four agreements the Labour Ministry signed with private sector firms on Wednesday.

Three garment and textile manufacturing companies and one company in the electronics sector will open new production lines in Tafileh, Madaba, Northern Shuneh and Ajloun’s Junaid town, according to Labour Minister Nidal Katamine.


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Amman Bourse relegates Royal Jordanian to third marketSeptember 11, 2014

Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) downgraded Royal Jordanian's (RJ) listing from the second market into the third as of Wednesday.

A circular issued by ASE Acting Chief Executive Officer Nader Azar on Monday, attributed the relegation of Jordan's flag carrier to its financial difficulties as net shareholders' equity has dropped to less than 50 per cent of the company's paid-in capital.


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IBC’s 2014 International Honour for Excellence goes to FIFA TVSeptember 11, 2014

The IBC2014 International Honour for Excellence, the highest honour IBC bestows, is to go to FIFA TV, the media rights and broadcast operation within football’s global governing body. The award will be presented at IBC on Sunday 14 September to Niclas Ericson, representing FIFA at IBC and Director of FIFA TV.

The FIFA World Cup is far and away the most popular single-sport"...

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ZTE Successfully Becomes the Exclusive Supplier for Entel to Build Largest FTTx Network in BoliviaSeptember 11, 2014

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, is pleased to be the exclusive winner for the tender from Entel S.A. to build the first large-scale FTTx network in Bolivia covering all the 4 regions, offering fast broadband connectivity to consumers and businesses in the country.


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Pathway Genomics Launches BreastTrue NGS High Risk Breast Cancer Panel with PALB2September 11, 2014

Pathway Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory that offers genetic testing services globally, today announced it has launched BreastTrueTM High Risk Panel, a blood or saliva next-generation sequencing test with deletion/duplication analysis to detect mutations in seven high-risk breast cancer susceptibility genes, including BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2.


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