Business Archive
  • »Oil Expenditures Up 21% in H1-2017

    Wed 23 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The overall expenditure on oil imports and fuel derivatives increased by 21 per cent in the first half of the year, H1-2017, compared to H1-2016, according to the figures of the public Department of Statistics.
  • »‘Syria Crisis Response’ at 19% of Water Sector Requirements

    Wed 23 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordanian water sector has only received 19 per cent of the Response Plan requirements for the Syria Crisis, around USD44 million, out of the agreed total of USD220 million, sector experts confirmed to AlGhad....
  • »Careem in Jordan Issued Preliminary, Temporary Licence

    Wed 23 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The board of the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC) has agreed to issue a preliminary, six-month licence to the international smartphone-based carpooling company in Jordan, Careem.
    The decision, issued by the...
  • »Queen Rania Visits Offices of Leading Arabic Website

    Tue 22 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited the offices of on Tuesday, where she met with the co-founders of the Arab World’s first comprehensive Arabic-language digital encyclopaedia, Jordanian entrepreneurs Mohammad...
  • »‘Startups Fund’ to Support Entrepreneurial-SMEs Sector; USD98m

    Tue 22 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Part of the underway shift to support and empower entrepreneurial business and SMEs, the government and the World Bank (WB) have jointly allocated USD98 million to fund the Innovative Startups Fund (ISF), launched...
  • »Amman Stocks Lose JOD340m so Far in 2017

    Tue 22 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) index lost around JOD340 million in total market value since the beginning of the year, 2017, operating at its lowest levels in over 7 months, as the index dropped another 0.03 per cent...
  • »Freight Trucks Prepare for Treibil Reopening

    Mon 21 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— At least 2,500 freight trucks are on standby for the reopening of the Karamah-Treibil border crossing with Iraq, according to the Chairman of the freight truckers association, Mohammad Khair Dawood.
    In a statement to...
  • »Jordan-Iraq Crossing to Reopen in September

    Mon 21 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Practical steps towards reopening the Karamah-Treibil border crossing between Jordan and Iraq have begun, according to the association of customs, trade, clearance, and shipping companies.
    It is likely the crossing will...
  • »Foreign Reserves Reach JOD13.1b End of June

    Mon 21 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Central Bank of Jordan's (CBJ) foreign reserves stood at JOD13.105 billion at the end of June this year sufficient to cover the Kingdom's imports of commodities and services for seven months, according to a CBJ report.
    The report...
  • »Funding at 15.4% of Requirements for ‘Syria Crisis Response Plan’

    Sun 20 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Jordan Response Platform for the Syria Crisis (JRPSC) estimated funding levels at 15.4 per cent of the required USD2.65 billion for 2017, to finance Jordan’s needs in facing the challenges of the Syrian refugee...
  • »Jordan 84th in Mobile Data Speed Worldwide, 90th in Fixed Line Internet

    Sat 19 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A recently published report on internet speed around the world shows Jordan has fallen 11 ranks in the Mobile Data category, from the 73rd place to 84, and 6 ranks down in the Fixed Line internet category, from the 84th...
  • »Amman Mayor Probably Appointed Next Week

    Wed 16 August / Aug 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— An informed source confirmed to AlGhad that the Mayor of Amman will be probably appointed next week.
    The last of the current Mayor’s duties have concluded with the success of the Municipality elections yesterday,...
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