Jordan, December 24, 2017
Symposium focuses on Amman Stock Exchange

Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Mulki, State Minister for Investment Affairs Muhannad Shehadeh on Saturday attended a symposium titled “Policies and means required for the Amman Stock Exchange to thrive”, organised by the Talal Abu Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum.

Shehadeh highlighted the importance of developing investment incentives, as well as creating an investment friendly environment that investors aspire for, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Talal Abu Ghazaleh, head of the forum, highlighted the need of focusing on small-scale enterprises, especially due to the fact that they employ more than 80 per cent of the workforce.

Jordan Securities Commission (JSC) President Mohammad Hourani reviewed reasons for the decline in the performance of the ASE, attributing them mainly to the successive financial crises and the repercussions of the so-called “Arab Spring”.