Business Archive
  • »Special Tax Weighs on Gold Market

    Sun 11 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The domestic gold market is looking forward to the government’s decision to retract the special tax on gold, particularly, which taxes raw gold just as much as it taxes processed gold, which is 5 per cent.
    Ribhi...
  • »Gov’t Denies Thousands of GAM Day Labourers Employment

    Sat 10 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government issued directives today, Saturday, denying more than ten thousand day labourers at the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) the chance of steady-pay employment, after Prime Minister Dr Hani Mulqi sanctioned the...
  • »Technology: 5G Internet in Jordan 7 Years from Now

    Sat 10 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) Dr Ghazi Jbour uncovered to AlGhad that the 5th Generation Mobile Network technology will arrive in Jordan in about seven years from now.
    5G Internet is...
  • »Treasury Bonds Down 24% in 10 Months of 2017

    Thu 8 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The overall value of Treasury bonds issued by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) has declined by JOD375 million since the beginning of 2018, approximately 37.5 per cent, compared to the same duration in 2017, according to...
  • »China's July Forex Reserves Fall to USD3.20t

    Wed 7 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    BEIJING — China’s foreign exchange reserves fell to USD3.20 trillion in July, central bank data showed on Sunday, in line with analyst expectations.
    Economists polled by Reuters had predicted reserves would fall to USD3.20 trillion from...
  • »Gov’t to Expand ‘Samra’ Water Purification Facility at USD200m

    Tue 6 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Water and Irrigation Ali Ghzawi uncovered during his visit to the ‘Khirbet Samra’ water purification facility yesterday, Monday, that the Ministry is looking to expand the facility’s daily...
  • »Petra Visitors Up Considerably in February

    Tue 6 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN — The number of visitors to the ancient city of Petra increased in February by 55 per cent compared with the same period in 2017, according to Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Chief Commissioner Falah Omoush....
  • »Gov’t Receives 7 Submissions of Gold Prospection Interest in Wadi Araba

    Sat 3 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Dr Saleh Kharabsheh, stated today, Saturday, that the government has received a total of seven submissions of interest in the Wadi Araba gold prospection project,
    In a...
  • »Town North West of Jordan Suffers Acute Shortage of Services

    Sat 3 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    IRBID —AlGhad— The residents of Dogra, a town west of Irbid, North of Jordan, home to more than 11 thousand people, suffer an acute shortage of services, including water, roads and health services, an investigative report uncovered...
  • »Overall Foreign Currency Deposits Up 9%

    Sat 3 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The banking sector’s overall deposits in foreign currencies has increased by 9 per cent in 2017, from an equivalent of JOD6.932 billion in 2016 to JOD7.555 billion, according to the Central Bank of Jordan...
  • »Inbound Tourism Up 10% in January

    Thu 1 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Inbound tourism in January 2018 has increased by 10 per cent, compared to January 2017, according to Tourism Minister Lina Annab, who stated to AlGhad that around JOD450 thousand foreigners have visited the country.
    Data...
  • »Demand on Popular Restaurants Drops: Restaurants Owners Association

    Thu 1 March / Mar 2018. 01:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Chairman of the General Association for Restaurants and Sweet Shops Owners Omar Awwad told AlGhad today, Thursday, that the overall demand on popular restaurants has dropped by no less than 50 per cent after the recent...
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