Business Last Week
  • »KOICA Grants USD10m to Establish Zarqa Vocational School

    Sun 5 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The Ministry of Education and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Sunday signed an agreement to establish a vocational school in Zarqa (25km northeast of Amman) at a cost of USD9.8 million to be granted by the Korean...
  • »Gov’t: 800k Foreign Workers in Jordan without Permit

    Sat 4 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Labour, Eng Ali Ghzawi, stated earlier today, Saturday, at a meeting organised by the Jordan Chamber of Industry, that there are currently some 800 thousand foreign labourers in Jordan without permits....
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  • »Private Sector Salaries Decline 2.2% in 2015

    Thu 2 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Figures released by the Department of Public Statistics indicate a 2.2 per cent decline in the private sector salary average in 2015, from the 2010 referential point.
    Meanwhile, salaries in the public sector, also in...
  • »World Bank Approves USD400m to Rebuild Liberated Iraqi Areas

    Wed 1 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — The World Bank late Tuesday said it approved USD400 million in additional funding to help rebuild services to Iraqi areas recaptured from the Daesh militants after a three-year military campaign .
    A statement by the World Bank...
  • »Jordan Advances on IFC’s Doing Business Index

    Wed 1 November / Nov 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Jordan has climbed 15 ranks in the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s 2018 Doing Business index, from the 118th place, out of 190 countries, to the 103rd place.
    The report by the IFC, a World Bank Group (WB)...
  • »Jordan, UAE sign 12 deals

    Tue 31 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    ABU DHABI — Jordan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday signed twelve documents, including agreements, protocols, memoranda of understanding and executive programs, which would further boost cooperation between the two countries.
    The...
  • »No Price Hikes on Fuel in November

    Tue 31 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government decided late on Tuesday to fix fuel prices for the upcoming month of November at the current, October price range.
    Earlier this month the government raised fuel prices by up to 5 per cent, with exception of...
  • »RJ Makes JOD32m Profit in Q3-2017

    Tue 31 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Royal Jordanian (RJ) airlines profits in the third quarter of the year, Q3-2017, have increased by 146 per cent, compared to Q3-2016, from JOD12.9 million to JOD31.8 million, the highest record Q3 figure in RJ’s...
  • »AHU Honours Sabih Masri for Economic Excellence

    Mon 30 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Al Hussein bin Talal University (AHU) honoured Arab Bank Chairman Sabih Taher Masri on Monday for his contributions to the economic and developmental excellence in various fields, from agriculture to tourism.
    Mr Masri has...
  • »Public Debt Service Ratio Up 44% Since 2011

    Mon 30 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The public debt service ratio has increased in total for both domestic and foreign debt by 44 per cent since December 2011 through September 2017, according to the Ministry of Finance’s bulletin.
    Back in December...
  • »Gov’t Committee Looking into Direct Cash Mechanisms for Bread Subsidies

    Mon 30 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government’s economic development committee has begun looking into mechanisms for the delivery of direct cash subsidies instead of bread subsidisation, an official source confirmed to AlGhad yesterday, Sunday....
  • »Amman Municipality to Offer 600 New Jobs

    Sat 28 October / Oct 2017. 11:00 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) is preparing to make available some 600 new jobs for Jordanians in 2018, on the condition that the recruitment channels either go through the Civil Service Bureau or in cooperation with...
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