Business Archive
  • »Unemployment in Q1-2017 at 18.2%, Female Unemployment Up to 33%

    Thu 13 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Department of General Statistics said in a statement to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the rate of unemployment in Jordan during the first three months of the year, 2017, stood at 18.2 per cent.
    Among males,...
  • »Jordan Fails to Pin ‘Salt’ on World Heritage Map

    Thu 13 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity has failed to place the Jordanian city, Salt, on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, with the hopes that maybe next year, the Ministry may succeed.
    However, the Minister, Lina Annab,...
  • »Treasury to Make JOD841m in Oil Tax Returns in 2017

    Thu 13 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— An informed ranking official, who preferred anonymity, stated to AlGhad that the Treasury is expected to make JOD841 million in oil tax returns this year, 2017, based on the overall annual sales estimate of 4.1 billion...
  • »Gov’t to Revoke Temporary Domestic Bus Permits

    Wed 12 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Chairman of the Land Transport Regulatory Commission (LTRC), Salah Louzi, stated to AlGhad that the Commission is currently reviewing mechanisms to revoke issued temporary domestic bus permits and suspend issuance....
  • »Inflation Up 3.7% in 6 Months

    Wed 12 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The median consumer price index (inflation rate) has increased by 3.7 per cent during the first half of the year, 2017, compared to the same duration last year, according to the figures by the Department of General...
  • »Jordan Export to Syria Down 76% in 5 Years

    Wed 12 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad—Jordanian exports to Syria over the last 5 years have dropped 76.4 per cent in total, according to the exportation data by the Department of Statistics, marking a JOD205 million drop since the beginning of the crisis.
    In...
  • »Gov’t: Inbound Tourism Up 10%

    Tue 11 July / Jul 2017. 08:09 PM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Minister of Tourism, Lina Annab, stated inbound tourism has grown by nearly 10 per cent, compared to the first 6 months of 2015, from 2.19 million to 2.41 million.
    In-house tourism has grown 11 per cent, according to...
  • »Inbound Remittance Up 1.2% at USD1.5b

    Mon 10 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— According to data by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), the total value of inbound remittance up till the end of May, 2017,  grew by 1.2 per cent, compared to the same duration in 2016, to USD1.5 billion.
    In local...
  • »Oil Refinery Company Liquidation Farfetched, Decision in Hands of Shareholders: Sources

    Sun 9 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— As rumours spread about the government’s imminent decision to liquidate the Oil Refinery company, should it be unable to conclude the 4th expansion project, the Company itself has confirmed that liquidation is a...
  • »Electronics Ban on RJ Flights to US Lifted

    Sun 9 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — The electronic devices ban has been lifted for Royal Jordanian’s (RJ) flights from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport to the US effective today July 9, 2017.
    RJ President/CEO Stefan Pichler said: "Enhanced security...
  • »‘Basra-Aqaba’ Pipeline Constructions to Begin Soon; Before End of Year

    Thu 6 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A ranking Iraqi official stated to AlGhad on Tuesday that the governments of Jordan and Iraq will begin final technical consultations next week on the implementation of the Basra-Aqaba oil pipeline project, worth around...
  • »New Poverty Census in August 2017

    Thu 6 July / Jul 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Director of the public Department of Statistics, Dr Qasem Zoubi, said that a new poverty census is scheduled to be conducted in August, 2017, based on a new method, in collaboration with the World Bank (WB).
    The...
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