Business 3 Weeks Ago
  • »RJ Suspends Suleimaniah, Erbil Flights Starting Friday

    Thu 28 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Starting 6PM Friday, the Royal Jordanian airlines said in a statement last night, Wednesday, flights to and back from Suleimaniah and Erbil, in the Kurdistan-Iraqi province, north of Iraq, will be suspended until further...
  • »Jordanian Engineer Named Energy Innovator of 2017

    Thu 28 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has named 28-year old Jordanian engineer, Maher Maymoun, the Energy Innovator of the Year, for his invention of a self-cleaning, slated vibratory surface for solar panels to remove...
  • »Middle Class in Jordan Shrinks to 27.8% from 41.1% in 2008

    Wed 27 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    A comparative report, conducted by Journalist Samah Beibars, indicates that the middle and fixed income classes in Jordan have eroded to 27.8 and 29.9 per cent, respectively, based on the 2013/14 census, which also shows poverty at 23.2 per cent.
  • »Taxis Protest Smart-App Carpooling Service; Uber and Careem, Again

    Wed 27 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Dozens of taxi drivers held another demonstration today, Wednesday, in front of the Ministry of Transportation, protesting the “temporary” permits issued for smartphone-based carpooling services, Uber and...
  • »Start-up Company in Jordan Attracts USD650k Investment

    Tue 26 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— One year into the launch of entrepreneurial company POSRocket in Jordan, the company was able to attract an initial bundle of investments by domestic and regional investors worth a total of USD650 thousand.
    POSRocket is a...
  • »Some 4,000 Truckers Cannot Afford to Renew Permits Due to Financial Hurdles

    Tue 26 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Due to the border lockdown with Iraq and Syria, which has put the land shipping sector in a stall for nearly two years, some 4,000 truckers are now unable to renew their freight transportation permits, says Mohammad...
  • »Brussels II Conference in Spring of 2018: Minister

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 07:07 PM
    DEAD SEA — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Emad Fakhouri, announced an agreement with donor countries to hold the Brussels II Conference in the spring of 2018 to ensure continued efforts to mobilize funding to support host...
  • »JIEC: 829 Companies Invest JOD2.7b in H1-2017

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Total investments by 829 companies in the Jordan Industrial Estates Corporation (JIEC) over the first six months of the year, H1-2017, has reached JOD2.7 billion, according to Corporation Chairman, Dr Luai Suhweil.
    Most...
  • »Gov’t to Borrow USD1b in Eurobonds Internationally

    Mon 25 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government intends to borrow USD1 billion from the global financial market to cover its financial requirement for the current year, 2017, by offering Eurobonds at USD500 million each, and a return interest rate of...
  • »Zarqa, QAIA Free Zone Exports Reach JOD950m in 5 Months

    Sun 24 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The total value of exports from the Jordanian free zones at the Zarqa and the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) during the first five months of 2017 reached JOD950 million, official data said.
    According to a statement issued by...
  • »Demand on Fuel Declines 15-20%

    Sun 24 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Data on the oil, fuels, and gas sector indicate a 15-20 per cent decline in the Kingdom’s overall demand for fuels and oil derivatives since the beginning of the year, 2017.
    Data by the Statistics Department show...
  • »Cosmetics Imports Up 11.3% to JOD49m in 5 Months of 2017

    Sat 23 September / Sep 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The overall value of imported cosmetics has increased by 11.3 per cent, to JOD49 million, in the first five months of the year, 2017, compared to JOD44 million over the same duration last year, according to the figures of...
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