Blog: Economy

IMF Lowers Jordan’s GDP Growth Projection to 2.9% This Year

AMMAN — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has for the third time this year revised its growth forecast for Jordan’s economy, expecting it to grow by 2.9 per cent in 2015.

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Government Signs $250m Soft Loan Agreement with World Bank

AMMAN — Jordan and the World Bank signed a soft loan agreement worth $250 million based on the Finance Ministry’s financing requirements and the endorsed budget, the Planning and International...

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Jordan Attends IMF, World Bank Peru Meetings

AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury and Minister of Finance Umayya Toukan left the Kingdom to attend the annual meetings of the World Bank and the...

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Forum to Encourage Industrialists to Rely on Renewable Energy

AMMAN – Shifting the industrial sector’s energy consumption trends will be the highlight of a forum slated to be held later this year in a bid to encourage better utilisation of renewable power....

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Government Pushes to Simplify Approvals for Businesses

AMMAN — Simplifying and facilitating business procedures is a priority for the government, Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Maha Ali told secretary generals of ministries and...

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Investment Commission Highlights Importance of US Technical, Financial Support to Jordan

AMMAN — Technical, financial and economic help from the US contributed to economic development in the Kingdom, Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) President Montaser Oqlah said.

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Kingdom to benefit from Hanergy’s groundbreaking energy technologies

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Wednesday visited the headquarters of Hanergy Holding Group, a Chinese mega company specialised in alternative and renewable energy.

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Jordan calls for enhancing inter-Arab trade

AMMAN — Jordan participated in the 96th session of the Arab Economic and Social Council, according to a Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply statement released Saturday.

Speaking at the...

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Jordanian Renewable Energy Project Wins 2015 Energy Globe National Award

AMMAN — A large-scale industrial solar thermal system project implemented by a Jordanian company in Cyprus has won the 2015 Energy Globe National Award, granted by Austria.

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Envoy: U.S. will Support Jordan to Achieve Economic Progress

AMMAN-- Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) President, Hamdi Tabbaa, Sunday called for founding a Joint Jordanian-American Business council to explore wider prospects for joint cooperation...

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