Business Yesterday
  • »US Economy Shows Strength on Eve of Trump Presidency

    Thu 19 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON — US homebuilding rebounded sharply in December as a firming economy boosts demand for rental housing, while an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week pointed to a further tightening in...
  • »Parliament Ratifies 2017 Budget Bill, Gov’t Look into Suggested Alternatives

    Thu 19 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The House of Representatives voted to pass the government’s 2017 Budget Bill after a clause-by-clause vote by raise of hands in accordance to Act 112 of the Constitution, despite minor disagreement on the manner of...
  • »KSA Ups Drivers’ Entry Tariffs 500% for Jordanians

    Thu 19 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Saudi Arabian authorities just upped the Drivers’ Entry Tariff for Jordanians 5 folds to JOD768, from JOD128, effective today, Thursday, including private and public transportation drivers, according to JET...
Business Wednesday
  • »‘NEPCo’ Signs 2 ‘Green Corridor’ Energy Agreements

    Wed 18 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The National Electric Power Company (NEPCo) signed two out of three Green Corridor agreements, worth USD172 million in total, and is expected to conclude by 2020, with works to begin in 2018.
    The total funding for the...
  • »Irbid ‘Industry’ Exports Up 7% in 2016

    Wed 18 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— The overall worth of certificate of Origin issued for exports registered by the Irbid Chamber of Industry is up 7 per cent, by nearly USD44 million, from 2015’s USD633.6 million to USD677.6 million in 2016.
  • »Jordan in Madrid International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR 2017)

    Wed 18 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lena Enab heads Jordan's delegation to the International Tourism Fair "FITUR 2017" started Wednesday in Spain's capital, Madrid.
    A statement by Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), said that representatives...
Business Tuesday
  • »‘Civil Service’ Begin Extensive Salaries Review

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad—The Civil Service Bureau (CSB) has begun preliminary revists into the salaries of ranking state officials, the Bureau’s administration said to AlGhad, Tuesday, stressing that these reviews will include department and...
  • »National Deficit Up 482% in 15 years

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN —AlGhad— Total expenditures over the last 15 years have gone up 3 folds since 2001, from JOD2.123 billion to JOD8.496 billion in 2016, the Central Bank report shows; with current spendings up 317 per cent and Jordan’s Budget...
  • »Jordan Achieves 2020 Renewable Energy Strategy Objectives, Minister

    Tue 17 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    AMMAN — Jordan has achieved its desired goal of supporting renewable energy sources in the total energy mix by 10 per cent by 2020, said Energy Minister Ibrahim Saif.
    Speaking during a session of the Seventh Meeting of International Renewable...
Business Monday
  • »Oil Down on Output Cut Doubts, Expected US Production Rise

    Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    CALGARY, Alberta — Oil prices were down on Monday due to doubts that large crude producers will reduce production as promised and on expectations that US production would increase again this year.
    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...
  • »Kia Has A New Car That Should Scare BMW, Audi

    Mon 16 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    Kia unveiled the stunning Stinger four-door coupe on Monday, and it's truly unlike anything else we've seen from the Korean automaker.
    Over the past few years, Kia has built a solid reputation by offering stylish, well-made cars and SUVs for the...
Business Sunday
  • »UK May Change Economic Model If Single Market Access Denied

    Sun 15 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
    The UK may be forced to change its "economic model" if it is locked out of the single market after Brexit, Chancellor Philip Hammond has said.
    Mr Hammond said the government would not "lie down" and would "do whatever we have to do" to remain...
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