Business Archive
  • »Gov’t: De-Subsidised Bread Price Up to JOD0.32-0.40 per Kilo

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Eng Yaroub Qudah disclosed to AlGhad, during a press conference at the Ministry’s building in Amman, that the new prices of bread, after de-subsidisation, will range from...
  • »RJ Adds 7 Global Cities to Network via Codeshares with Turkish, Malaysia Airlines

    Mon 8 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Royal Jordanian expanded its codeshare agreements with Turkish Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, giving its guests the option to travel to more destinations with competitive fares and more convenience.
    The expansion of the codeshare...
  • »Ambiguity Cloaks De-Subsidisation Support Criteria Undisclosed

    Sun 7 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government has yet to disclose the criteria for direct cash support and compensation for the de-subsidisation of bread and tax-deducted and exempted commodities.
    Apparently, the government is following Henry...
  • »Gov’t to Raise Commodity Sales Tax by 10%

    Wed 3 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— An informed official source confirmed to AlGhad that the government is going to raise commodity sales taxes on a variety of manufactured goods and products.
    The tax hike will have a ceiling of 10 per cent, the source...
  • »Gov’t Fails to Meet Promised JOD100m Domestic Liabilities

    Mon 1 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— In a press statement today, Monday, Chairman of the Contractors Association Wael Touqan uncovered that the government has failed to meet its due financial liabilities, estimated at more than JOD100 million.
  • »Minister Parades JOD700m Worth of Water Projects in H2-2017

    Mon 1 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hazem Nasser, stated to AlGhad today, Monday, that the water sector has made significant progress in 2017, with water projects worth more than JOD700 million in just the second half...
  • »Farmers Union Calls Import Restrictions on Live Cattle

    Mon 1 January / Jan 2018. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The General Farmers Union called upon the Prime Minister, Dr Hani Mulqi, to keep the standing restrictions on the import of live cattle under the current circumstances of drought and delays in rainfall.
    In a letter to the...
  • »House Passes 2018 Budget Bill after 1-Day Debate

    Sun 31 December / Dec 2017. 11:02 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— House of Representatives, for the first time in Jordan’s history, passed the 2018 General Budget Bill today, Sunday, after just one day of discussion and debate, in what Speaker Atef Tarawneh described as...
  • »Gov’t Raises Fuel Prices, Except for Kerosene, Down JOD0.03 per Litre

    Sun 31 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— For the first time, the government has decided to increase the price per litre of Diesel by JOD0.01 and lower the price per litre of Kerosene by JOD0.03, while consistently raising the price per litre of 90- and 95-Octane...
  • »Inbound Remittance at USD3.4bln

    Sun 31 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Inbound remittance, according to data published by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), has reached USD3.4 billion by the end of November 2017, around the same levels by November 2016.
    Figures indicate that some 70 per cent...
  • »House to Conclude Budget Debates Shortly

    Sun 31 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The House of Representatives began the 2018 Budget Bill debate today, Sunday, which is expected to conclude within days, if not by the end of the Sunday session.
    The house will likely pass the General and Independent...
  • »JICA Transfers 2nd Instalment of Soft Loan Worth USD170m

    Sat 30 December / Dec 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Japan has transferred a USD170 million in soft loan to Jordan as a direct support to the general budget, a Planning and International Cooperation Ministry's statement said on Saturday.
    The loan, extended through the Japan...
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