Business Archive
  • »Amman Chamber of Industry Exports Drop 9% in 5 Months

    Wed 14 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Exports from the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) declined by 9per cent in the first five months of 2017, compared to the same period of 2016.
    According to statistic, the chamber's exports in the first five months of this...
  • »King Chairs Meeting on Investment and Economic Stimulation Plan

    Wed 14 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — His Majesty king Abdullah II on Wednesday, chaired a meeting to discuss the government’s action plan to encourage investment and develop the business environment.
    During the meeting, which was held at the Husseiniya Palace and...
  • »Two Doctors Attacked by Patient's Relatives

    Tue 13 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Two doctors at the surgical ward at the Bashir Government Hospital were admitted for treatment on Tuesday after being assaulted by relatives of a female patient, and were listed in a fair condition.
    Hisham Fityani, an official at the...
  • »Natural Gas Imports Up 12% in 5 Months

    Tue 13 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The quantities imported natural gas over the first five months of 12 per cent, compared to the first five months in 2016.
    The Director of the National Electric Power Company, Eng Abdul Fattah Daradkeh, said that the Aqaba...
  • »Gov’t Allocates JOD430m to Digitisation Project

    Tue 13 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The government’s 2018-2022 Economic Stimulation Plan, ratified by the Cabinet last month, allocates up to JOD430 million to the implementation of automation and digitisation projects.
    The projects include...
  • »Jordanians Want to Work, Problem is Salaries: ILO Report

    Tue 13 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— A recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) confirmed that the Jordanian workforce is open to working in all sectors and jobs, provided decent working conditions, and feasible salaries, contrary to the...
  • »Foreign Aid to Jordan Drops 61.1%

    Mon 12 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Foreign aid to Jordan, during the first quarter of the current year, Q1-2017, has dropped by 61.1 per cent, compared to Q1-2016, from JOD130 million to JOD50 million by the end of March.
    Meanwhile, the 2017 Budget Bill...
  • »Poverty Drives Up Child Labour in Jordan to 79,000 Children, Many in Hazardous Fields

    Mon 12 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— As poverty rates hike in Jordan, child labour has been on the rise, according to the figures by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to over 79 thousand labouring children, compared to 44 thousand in 2007.
    Experts...
  • »Jordan Receives 2 Million Tourists in 5 Months

    Sun 11 June / Jun 2017. 12:19 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity stated on Saturday, that Jordan has received 2 million tourists in the first 5 months of the year, 2017, up around 11.5 per cent, compared to the same duration in 2016.
    Last year, by...
  • »Gov’t Raises Wheat, Barley Prices by JOD50/Tonne

    Sun 11 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The Cabinet decided to raise the price range median for wheat and barley by JOD50 per tonne to JOD500 and JOD420 per tonne of seeds, respectively, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
    The price per tonne of imported...
  • »Foreign Deposits Up 4%, Total Deposits Down 1.5%

    Sun 11 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The overall value of foreign currency bank deposits in Jordan went up 4 per cent during the first 4 months of the year, 2017, to an equivalent of JOD7.213 billion, compared to closing figures of the year 2016, comprising...
  • »Russia Says Kazakhstan Committed to Oil Output Deal

    Sat 10 June / Jun 2017. 12:00 AM
    The energy ministers of Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan did not discuss any adjustments to output levels Kazakhstan agreed to as part of a global oil output deal, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak was quoted as saying on Saturday.
    "No, we...
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