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Jordan taps into global fertilizer demand

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AMMON: Deals signed in recent months that have the potential to reinvigorate Jordan’s phosphate exports could bring a new source of growth to its manufacturing sector, following a year of mixed results. In mid-March the country’s sole phosphate producer, state-owned Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), announced a sales contract with a group of Indian firms to provide 5.2m tons of ... Read More »

Bay smokes $90m in taxes

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AMMON: Bay smokers are puffing away an estimated $90 million every year in cigarette taxes – and it’s rising. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board area’s 24,000 smokers made up around 5 per cent of the nation’s total. This meant that of the $1.7 billion the Government received in the last financial year from tobacco taxes, Bay smokers contributed ... Read More »

Jordan struggles to defuse Israel gas import dispute

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AMMON: Jordan is making headway in its efforts to secure gas imports from Egypt, but even a memorandum of understanding (MOU) struck between the two countries earlier this month has done little to quell disquiet in Amman over last year’s gas deals with Israel. Ibrahim Saif, Jordan’s energy minister, met his Egyptian counterpart Tarek el-Molla in Amman on 2-3 April ... Read More »

Border Guards foil drug smuggling attempt

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AMMON: Border Guards foiled during the part 48 hours, an attempt to smuggle a large amount of drugs by three people who tried to cross from Syrian into Jordan, according to a military source at the General Headquarters of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. The source said that the Border Guards applied the rule of engagement forcing the infiltrators to ... Read More »

Jordan, France sign nuclear safety declaration

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AMMAN: Acting Foreign Ministry secretary general Bashir Zu’bi on Wednesday signed a joint declaration on nuclear safety with French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The declaration stipulates that Paris puts at the disposal of Jordan its expertise in the field of preventing and detecting nuclear materials smuggling, and responding properly to such attempts. France ... Read More »

Jordan, Riedel talk policy at Midwest Electric

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AMMON: As Midwest Electric Cooperative members gathered at the cooperative’s St. Marys garage Tuesday morning, politics was the hot topic of conversation, with both U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, and state Rep. Craig Riedel, R-Defiance, in attendance. The breakfast was held in conjunction with the Action Committee for Rural Electrification political action committee, bringing a large number of members together ... Read More »

Jordan’s real estate trading reaches $2b in Q1 2017

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AMMON: Real estate trading during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to JD1.505 billion, 6 per cent lower than the JD1.604 billion recorded during the same period of 2016, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Wednesday. The Department of Lands and Survey (DLS) said that the north Amman land registration directorate ranked first with a trading volume amounting to ... Read More »

Jordan’s real estate trading reaches $2b in Q1 2017

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AMMON: Real estate trading during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to JD1.505 billion, 6 per cent lower than the JD1.604 billion recorded during the same period of 2016, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Wednesday. The Department of Lands and Survey (DLS) said that the north Amman land registration directorate ranked first with a trading volume amounting to ... Read More »

Jordan’s real estate trading reaches $2b in Q1 2017

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AMMON: Real estate trading during the first quarter of 2017 amounted to JD1.505 billion, 6 per cent lower than the JD1.604 billion recorded during the same period of 2016, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Wednesday. The Department of Lands and Survey (DLS) said that the north Amman land registration directorate ranked first with a trading volume amounting to ... Read More »

Border Guards foil drug smuggling attempt

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AMMON: Border Guards foiled during the part 48 hours, an attempt to smuggle a large amount of drugs by three people who tried to cross from Syrian into Jordan, according to a military source at the General Headquarters of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army. The source said that the Border Guards applied the rule of engagement forcing the infiltrators to ... Read More »

Jordan’s economy grew 2% in Q4, 2016

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AMMON: Jordan’s economy grew 2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 from a year earlier, the central government statistics office said on Sunday. That was slightly faster than 1.8 percent growth year-on-year in the previous quarter. The kingdom began a three-year IMF programme at the end of last year to support reforms aimed at lowering public debt and accelerating ... Read More »

Egypt, Jordan sign gas supply deals

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AMMAN: Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum Tarek El-Molla has signed four gas deals with Jordanian officials on the sidelines of the third Jordan International Energy Summit held on Monday in Amman. The deals included a memo to import and export natural and liquefied gas, in addition to other deals brokered by the Jordanian-Egyptian Fajr Company for Natural Gas Transmission and Supply. ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Jordan ink 15 major agreements

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AMMON: Saudi Arabia and Jordan have signed 15 major agreements covering key investment and economic domains. His Majesty King Abdullah II and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Monday evening, oversaw the signing of the memorandum of association of the Saudi-Jordanian Investment Fund Company. According to a Jordan News Agency (Petra) report, the ... Read More »

PM receives Iraqi agriculture minister

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AMMON: Prime Minister, Hani Al-Mulki, on Sunday, received Iraqi Minister of Agriculture, Falah Al-Lahibi and an accompanying delegation, visiting Jordan to follow up on meetings of the Jordanian-Iraqi Higher Joint Committee, which were held under the chairmanship of the Prime Ministers of the two countries earlier this year. During the meeting attended by Minister of Agriculture, Khalid Huneifat, Al-Mulki stressed ... Read More »

Jordan’s Arab Summit to address cooperation priorities

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AMMON: Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit will present three vital reports on cooperation priorities to the 28th Arab Summit in Jordan next Wednesday, said an Arab League official. A statement by the League’s spokesman Mahmoud Afifi indicated that the first report will focus on the Palestinian cause, the war in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, terrorism, as well ... Read More »

Jordan School District eyes $10m boost to teacher pay

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AMMON: Teachers in Jordan School District are about to see more green for their time at the blackboard. Representatives of the district’s school board and education association are nearing agreement on a package of salary reforms that would pump roughly $10 million into teacher compensation. Both groups support the broad contours of the plan and are scheduled to meet Thursday ... Read More »

Jordan sees rising investment in clean technology

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AMMON: Regulatory reforms introduced in 2016 should draw investors to help carry out a large, state-led project pipeline, with clean and alternative energy among the industries benefitting. The Regulation for Organizing Non-Jordanian Investments No. 77, passed in June, eased capital requirements and other restrictions on foreign investment in key sectors. Among the headline changes, foreigner investors looking to establish businesses ... Read More »

New Amman customs centre opens in Madouneh

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AMMAN: Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Hani Mulki on Monday inaugurated the Amman Customs Centre project in Madouneh, worth JD93 million, financed by the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF). The project, implemented by the government in cooperation with the private sector on the build-operate-transfer principle, is one of the strategic development schemes aimed to increase investments in ... Read More »

Jordan and Iraq discuss exempting certain exports from customs duties

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AMMON: Jordanian and Iraqi officials on Monday opened a discussion on prospects for exempting certain Iraq-bound Jordanian exports from custom duties and agreed to set relevant criteria for that purpose. In a meeting held in Amman , officials from both countries agreed to remove impediments hindering the two-way trade exchange. The Jordanian officials handed the Iraqi side a list of ... Read More »

Jordan records $7.8b in tourism revenues

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AMMON: Tourism revenues and expatriates’ remittances stood at $7.8 billion in 2016, witnessing an increase in the last quarter, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported on Monday, citing Central Bank of Jordan figures. The figures showed that the remittances stood at $3.7 billion, recording a 2.4 per cent drop compared to 2015. The figures also indicated that tourism income, despite ... Read More »